Lead Story West Edition

Rodeo introduces next generation of cowboys, cowgirls

CITY OF INDUSTRY — The next generation of black cowgirls and cowboys showcased their talents at the 35th annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo at the Industry Hills Expo Center July 20 and 21.. Children participating in the rodeo have the option of competing in junior barrel racing and junior breakaway roping. Junior barrel racing places Read More…

Lead Story West Edition

‘GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT:’ Bill Pickett Rodeo draws thousands to see black riders

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer CITY OF INDUSTRY –– Thousands of spectators — seasoned rodeo watchers as well as first-timers — crowded into the Industry Hills Expo Center July 21 to watch dozens of cowgirls and cowboys of all ages relay on horses, ride bulls and rope steers in what is known nationwide as “The Read More…

Lead Story Sports West Edition

Bill Pickett Rodeo ‘important from cultural standpoint’

CITY OF INDUSTRY — Actor Chris Tucker had never experienced the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo before. After taking in the black cowboy and cowgirl experience at the 33rd annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo July 15 and 16, Tucker, the star of hit films “Friday,” “Dead Presidents,” “Rush Hour,” “Rush Hour 2” and “Rush Hour 3,” Read More…