Stories tagged: "Black Lives Matter"


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Republican Candidate for Attorney General Says Century-Old Poem is Sign of Leftist Takeover. It Isn’t.

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was written in 1899 by civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson as a rallying cry for equality and justice.

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Artists Hope Black History Mural Project in Phoenix ‘Educates, Inspires, Uplifts’

The Shining Light Foundation started the Black History Mural Project last year to educate and empower Arizonans.

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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.

A woman feeds a baby as people wait in line to receive new school supplies, including new athletic shoes donated by Foot Locker, at Fred Jordan Missions on Skid Row, on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Fred Jordan Missions, which feeds over 100 people experiencing homelessness daily, hosts the annual event with Foot Locker. They donated new sneakers and other school supplies to more than 3,000 underprivileged and homeless children this year.
How Arizona’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Close With Biden’s Latest Proposal

The average wealth of white families in 2016 was over $700,000 higher than that of Black and Latino families.

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Food Delivery Companies Wanted to Support Black-Owned Restaurants. Arizona’s Attorney General Deemed It Discrimination

Postmates, UberEats, and DoorDash will no longer waive or discount delivery fees for Black-owned restaurants.

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Arizona Lawmakers, Residents, and Even Mark Ruffalo Pressure Maricopa County Attorney Over Black Lives Matter Arrests

Arizona lawmakers and residents are demanding that charges be dropped against protesters arrested during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

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‘This Is a Calling to Me’: Why Bringing More Black Voices to Libraries, Bookstores, and Beyond Matters

The need for better representation has been highlighted by the recent wave of social justice movements across the country. One Saturday morning, a mother and father take their daughter to the public library for the first time.  The young girl walks around her parents to look at the librarian at the front desk, gazing at...