Social Justice


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16 Arizona Nonprofits to Support This Holiday Season

If you’re searching for organizations that could use your help, we’ve rounded up 16 Valley-based nonprofits that are working to make their communities a better place.

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Biden Pledges New Commitments, Respect for Tribal Nations

President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to give Native Americans a stronger voice in federal affairs, promising at the first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years that he would foster respect in government decision-making.

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US Grappling with Native American Boarding School History

At least 500 children died at some of the schools, but that number is expected to reach into the thousands or tens of thousands as more research is done.

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Arizona Hate Crimes Hit Their Highest Level Since 9/11—and It’s Likely an Undercount

Fewer police departments sent data on hate crimes to the FBI, or reported zero, leading many to believe that the 2020 numbers are not a complete picture.

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Workers Lost Income Over the Pandemic While Arizona Billionaires’ Wealth Soared to New Heights

Arizona’s 11 billionaires saw their collective wealth more than double over the last 17 months, accumulating a combined $35.4 billion.

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Arizona Advocates Hopeful That Focus on Missing Indigenous Persons May Pay Off

More than 80% of Native American women have experienced violence in their lifetimes and 56% suffered sexual violence.

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Phoenix Police Controversies May Have Sparked DOJ Probe Into the Department

The Justice Department will look into whether Phoenix police officers have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities, and engaged in other misconduct.