Stories tagged: "race"

The African American Museum of Southern Arizona officially opened on Jan. 14, 2023, with the intention to “enable the community to join together and respect the past, honor the present, and pay reverence to the future while engaging and sustaining social action,” (Photo by Logan Camden/Cronkite News)
African American History Museum in Tucson Aims to Preserve Black History and Fight for Social Change

The African American Museum of Southern Arizona officially opened on Jan. 14 in Tucson.

Mary Ann Mendoza in 2017. (Photo by Megan Janetsky of Cronkite News)
East Valley Legislative Candidate Mary Ann Mendoza Appears to Be Wearing Blackface in Recently Surfaced Photos

Mary Ann Mendoza, who is running for Arizona House, appears to be wearing blackface in recently surfaced photos.

Schools Often Ignore Gifted Black and Latino Students. Here’s What Needs to Be Done.

“Little has been done that actually addresses this as a systemic issue that is discriminatory and hurtful to entire populations of youth.”

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.

Photo courtesy Arizona Coalition for Change
Black Arizonans Say More Diverse Leadership Has Been a Long Time Coming

Maricopa County not only shifted blue in the 2020 presidential and Senate elections, but it is also edged toward a more diverse leadership.

Photo by Grant Durr
Report: White Criminals in Maricopa County More Likely to Be Offered Leniency

An analysis of over 50,000 criminal cases found that Black and Latino defendants are given longer sentences and higher fines than their white counterparts.

Photo by Christopher Scragg, Cronkite News.
Communities Demand Solutions on Cops and COVID. Leaders Don’t Have Many Answers.

Cities were already grappling with the impact of COVID-19 when protests brought demands to address the fractured police relationship with their communities.