Social Justice


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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.

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Activists Want to See Sinema Fight to Include Civilian Climate Corps Funding in Budget

Chapters of the Sunrise Movement rallied across the country earlier this month to drum up support for the Civilian Climate Corps

Rev. Jesse Jackson (C), listens during a sit-in demonstration outside the office of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) on July 26, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Pressure to End the Filibuster Is Mounting for Kyrsten Sinema as 39 Protesters Arrested During Phoenix Sit-In

Police arrested 39 protestors outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office on Monday as they called on the senator to support ending the filibuster

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Activists Win Yearslong Battle for Mesa Nondiscrimination Ordinance

“By passing this nondiscrimination policy tonight, you will make it possible for me … to come home and be a part of Mesa’s vibrant future.” Michael Soto, the executive director of Equality Arizona and a transgender man, said he didn’t feel he and his family could live the lives they wanted to in Mesa.  But...

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This Arizona Yale Student Has Been Advocating for Marginalized Communities — And She’s Just Getting Started

From Bullhead City to Ivy League, Alexis Kallen plans to practice law as a form of advocacy for those disadvantaged by the US legal system.

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Our Lucha Will Never Be Over

Others might want you to stand down, avoid the good trouble: your family, your friends, the Supreme Court. As if you could.

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Biden Begins Working Toward a White House That ‘Looks Like America’

Nine of the 13 members of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board are people of color, and five of the members are women.