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So "Dilbert" cartoonist Scott Adams has exposed himself as a racist now. What happened? On YouTube, Adams called Black Americans a “hate group” and said white people should “get the hell away from” them. Read more»

As we enter Black History Month, we have an opportunity to spotlight Black history which is American history, and reaffirm our commitment to Black joy, Black futures, and ensure a thriving Black community here in Tucson. Read more»

Men dressed in uniform at the inaugural tribute in 2022.

The second annual Salute to the Nogales Buffalo Soldiers will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, honoring the lives of African Americans who joined the U.S. armed forces in the wake of the Civil War. Read more»

Los estudiantes pueden perder clases por varias razones, incluidos problemas de transporte, responsabilidades familiares o desvinculación de la escuela.

Los estudiantes de Arizona son suspendidos por no presentarse a clase, y los datos muestran que los estudiantes negros, latinos y nativos americanos con frecuencia están sobrerrepresentados entre los que no pueden asistir a clases por faltar a clase. Read more»

Unlike the racism of yesteryear, when would-be Black homeowners faced explicit redlining by living human beings, modern discrimination can be carried out by computers using racially inflected data sets.

Black home insurance policyholders brought a federal class action against State Farm, alleging the multibillion-dollar company subjects their claims to greater scrutiny than it does those of white clients. Read more»

I’m extremely happy that Brittney Griner is coming home after spending the past eight months in a Russian prison for bringing vape cartridges containing less than a gram of cannabis oil into the fascist country. Vladimir Putin made Griner his political prisoner. Read more»

Sylvia Herrera, member of the Barrio Committee, helps families protest the Arizona Department of Child Safety in 2014.

From 2015 to 2019, the last full year of federal child welfare statistics available before the pandemic, DCS investigated the family lives of 1 of every 3 Black children in Maricopa County, creating a system so omnipresent among Black families that it has created a communitywide dread. Read more»

ASU women’s coach Natasha Adair said before her team’s game Grambling State that she was excited 'just to merge two teams, two experiences. It’s just a great opportunity for us to learn, grow and then just grow together as one.'

The collaboration between the Pac-12 Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference resulted in the formation of the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series, which aims to provide athletes with education surrounding social justice issues in addition to creating a platform for competition. Read more»

Voters and poll workers in the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, at the jail's new voting precinct during the March 2020 primary.

Each election cycle, thousands of eligible voters are effectively disenfranchised because they sit in a jail cell - many there simply because they can’t afford bail - yet people in jail face significant, sometimes insurmountable obstacles to registering to vote and accessing a ballot. Read more»

The House approved the Emmett Till Antilynching Act - which would make lynching a federal hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison - after the 2020 measure was held up by Sen. Rand Paul, who said that he feared the bill might “conflate lesser crimes with lynching.” Read more»

Una foto del Col. Charles Young, tomada entre 1917 y 1919, lleva la leyenda: 'Para nosotros, compañeros patriotas de color, no nos corresponde nuestro 'poco' sino lo mejor. Debemos cumplir con nuestro deber completo. Una parte de ese deber es comer sabiamente y sin desperdicio para ayudar a ganar esta guerra mundial. Suyo por Raza y País, (firmado) Charles Young, Coronel, Ejército de los Estados Unidos.'

El Ejército de EE.UU. ascendió al Col. Young, el legendario oficial negro de los Soldados Búfalo, un siglo después de su muerte. Luchó contra Pancho Villa y comandandó Ft. Huachuca en 1917. Read more»

A photo of Col. Charles Young, taken between 1917-1919, bears the caption: 'To us, colored fellow patriots, falls not our 'bit' but our best. We must perform our full duty. A part of that duty is to eat wisely and without waste in order to help win this world war. Yours for Race and Country, (signed) Charles Young, Colonel, U.S. Army.'

The U.S. Army's first Black colonel, Charles Young, died a century ago after serving as the commander of Ft. Huachuca, but was just recognized with a promotion to brigadier general. Read more»

Did Mitch McConnell really state that Black voters aren’t Americans? Yes, yes he did. It’s no mystery why McConnell would say something like this. There’s a simple and obvious answer. His statement was not a gaffe. It was a Freudian slip. Read more»

A smiling Martin Luther King, Jr. participates in a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Washington, D.C.,  on January 18, 1964.

For the past 11 years, civil rights historian Vicki Crawford has worked as the director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, and here she details five of the countless aspects of his life that stand out. Read more»

Ceci (Yolanda Gutiérrez) y La Prima (Anna de la Mora) se consuelan mientras planean su fuga en 'Luna Rojiza' del Teatro Meshico el 10 de octubre de 2021.

Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, muchos grupos artísticos se apagaron y el regreso fue todo menos seguro, pero el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense dio un impulso al Teatro Meshico y a otros pequeños grupos artísticos, muchos de ellos en comunidades marginadas. Read more»

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