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Despite gains, Arizona blacks still lag in employment, income

President Donald Trump bragged that African American joblessness is at the lowest rate ever, but advocates and experts say there is still a long way to go from what one called “depression-type” black unemployment in Arizona.... Read more»

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Income for state's African Americans fell in last decade

Per capita income for African Americans in Arizona fell over the last decade, the only racial or ethnic group that did not see an increase for the period 2006 to 2015, according to new data from the Census Bureau.... Read more»

Nat'l graduation rates reach new high, but Arizona lags behind

High school graduation rates reached an all-time high of 83 percent last year, but Arizona still lagged behind the nation at 77 percent in the 2014-2015 school year, the White House said Monday. ... Read more»

Veterans call on McCain to take back endorsement of 'unfit, bigot' Trump

Veterans rallied outside Sen. John McCain’s Capitol Hill office Thursday demanding that the Arizona Republican rescind his endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in light of Trump’s comments about veterans and Muslims.... Read more»1

Delegates discuss ‘Black Lives’ movement a day after Tempe shooting

The normally placid breakfast meetings of Arizona’s delegates to the DNC turned into a lively discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement Thursday, one day after Tempe police shot a black suspect during a robbery.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump and the black vote

In boasting of his support among African American voters, Donald Trump made some false and misleading statements.... Read more»

FactCheck: Sanders overstates unemployment rate

Bernie Sanders has repeatedly said 51 percent of young black high school graduates are “unemployed.” That’s wrong.... Read more»

Cancer risks high for firefighters, even higher for minorities

A new study has found that firefighters have a greater than average risk of developing some types of cancer, and that black and Latino firefighters face the highest risk of all.... Read more»

Texas GOP's gun measures could backfire with minorities

Republican lawmakers backing open carry and guns on campus are heading in the wrong direction for many black and Hispanic Texans who would prefer stricter gun laws, polling shows. It's another disconnect with minorities the GOP might regret. ... Read more»

Racial and ethnic disparities persist in teen pregnancy rates

Birth rates for black and Latina teens have dropped steeply in the past two decades—at a much faster clip than that of white teens. Despite this, black and Latina girls are still more than twice as likely as white girls to become pregnant before they leave adolescence.... Read more»

Nursing homes serving minorities offering less care

Nursing homes serving blacks, Latinos provide less daily registered nurse care than those housing whites.... Read more»

Analysis

Uncounted votes: The racially discriminatory effects of provisional ballots

A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates. ... Read more»4

Deadly force, in black and white

A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males. ... Read more»

Az obesity levels off, but minorities still suffer

Obesity rates among Arizona adults appear to have stabilized after years of steady increases, according to a new report, which said 26.8 percent of Arizonans were obese. But state health officials said the obesity rates among minority groups remained high. ... Read more»

Analysis

Kids Count shows Az's preferred obsolete model

I like to say Arizona is the 48th state because it seems that’s about where we usually land when compared to the 49 other states on key measurements such as educational achievement, per pupil funding or children well-being. Thank God for Mississippi, the perennial 49th state. The only reason we consistently beat out Mississippi is because most kids in Arizona can spell “Mississippi.”... Read more»

Gov't neglect leads to school deseg shortfalls

The federal government’s vigilance in enforcing the court-backed desegregation of the country’s schools is a shadow of what it once was. ... Read more»

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