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You Can Now Take Free Chicano Studies Courses Online

Arizona once tried to ban ethnic studies in K-12 public schools, but the law was ruled discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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Latina Women in Arizona Expected to Lead Large Voter Turnout in This Election

Latina women in Arizona are expected to lead this large voter turnout based on their historical voting patterns.

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These Young Arizona Immigrants Can’t Vote. But They’re Helping Others Do So This Fall.

A group of undocumented youth are working to get 25,000 people to the polls to vote in the November election — because they can't.

Photo by Megan Janetsky, Cronkite News
Mesa Woman Nixed From RNC Schedule After Tweeting Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory

Mary Ann Mendoza was scheduled to speak about her support for President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policies.

Photo by Matt York, Associated Press.
Phoenix’s Only Black-Owned Bookstore Sees ‘Dramatic Increase in Book Sales’

A renewed focus on social justice in the wake of police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd has seen sales soar at Black-owned bookstores.

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Native Americans Turn to Traditional Farming as COVID Decimates Food Supply

The pandemic led to an initiative that provides Navajos with sheep to raise and the means to start their own gardens.

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This School District Finally Decided to Not Have SROs on Campus

The Phoenix Union High School District announced it will not renew its contract with the police to provide school resource officers in its buildings.