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Artistas de Arizona esperan que Black History Mural Project 'eduque, inspire y eleve'

La Shining Light Foundation encargó 28 murales, que representan los días del Mes de la Historia Negra, como parte del Proyecto de Murales de la Historia Negra para educar y empoderar a los arizonenses.... Read more»

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Artists hope Arizona's Black History Mural Project 'educates, inspires, uplifts'

The Shining Light Foundation commissioned 28 murals representing the days of Black History Month for the Black History Mural Project, started last year to educate and empower Arizonans - each mural features prominent or impactful Black figures with a unique theme.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Some boo-hoos matter

Is this a trend now? Any time one of these goons shoots a black person or people at a Black Lives Matter protest, you’ll get off if you cry in court? White tears can be very powerful with white jurors and white judges…even if there aren’t any actual tears.... Read more»

After acquittal, Kyle Rittenhouse opponents, supporters rally at ASU

More than 100 protesters gathered in the Arizona State University Nelson Fine Arts Center courtyard Wednesday demanding ASU bar Kyle Rittenhouse, though ASU officials say Rittenhouse isn’t enrolled and hasn’t applied for admission. ... Read more»

Rittenhouse rejected, respected by feuding factions on ASU campus

Though not enrolled in classes or present on campus, Kyle Rittenhouse is already casting a long shadow across Arizona State University - with both left-wing groups and conservative organizations agreeing on at least one thing: Each thinks the university is not doing enough.... Read more»

ASU students in viral multicultural space video demand school fight racism, protect students of color

Arizona State University students and community advocates are demanding university leaders do more to protect students of color after three student leaders of color have faced death threats following a viral confrontation with two white students. ... Read more»

Black Lives Matter, pandemic inequalities drive racial impact laws

More states are trying to assess the racial impact of new laws, as the consciousness of many legislators has been raised by the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on minorities. ... Read more»

FBI to investigate threats made against school board members, teachers

The Department of Justice has directed the FBI to meet with local governments and law enforcement to discuss strategies for dealing with increasing threats to teachers and school board members spurred by a conservative backlash against discussions of race in public schools.... Read more»

Arizona 'Justice for J6' rally draws small crowd of extremists, GOP officials

Only a few dozen people, many of them members of a violent extremist organization, showed up at the Arizona Capitol on Saturday for a rally claiming that Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 did nothing wrong and were being held as “political prisoners.” ... Read more»

Arizonans join hundreds of female athletes opposing strict abortion law

Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court this week challenging Mississippi’s restrictive new abortion law - a case in which Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a brief supporting the law.... Read more»

Jackson, other civil rights leaders arrested at Sinema’s Phoenix office, protesting her filibuster support

Rev. Jesse Jackson, social justice leader Rev. William J. Barber II and a state senator were among the 39 people arrested at U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s Phoenix office during a demonstration calling on her to end the Senate filibuster to pass sweeping voting rights legislation.... Read more»

Another protest lawsuit against Phoenix, Maricopa County on the horizon

A protester who Phoenix police arrested for false felony claims in 2020 and who prosecutors claimed was a member of a non-existent gang is moving to sue the City of Phoenix, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Phoenix PD and Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.... Read more»

Lawsuits mount against Phoenix, county for 'outrageous' criminal cases against protesters

A lawsuit claims the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Police Department and leadership at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office conspired to falsely arrest and maliciously prosecute people who rallied last year to protest the deaths of George Floyd, Dion Johnson and other Black people.... Read more»

GOP furor over ‘critical race theory’ hits college campuses

Professors say the Republican crusade to root out “critical race theory” is taking a toll on college campuses around the nation—places where academic freedom is supposed to encourage thought, discussion and analysis. ... Read more»

Class action lawsuit filed against City of Phoenix, police chief for mass arrests

Twenty three people rounded up and arrested for unfounded felony rioting charges following a May 30, 2020 protest in downtown Phoenix filed a federal class action lawsuit, alleging a conspiracy that included the “mass arrests of 124 individuals, and the use of a manufactured, cut-and-paste probable cause statement to support false felony charges.”... Read more»

In exclusive jailhouse letter, Capitol riot defendant explains motives, remains boastful

The material obtained by ProPublica sheds light on the radicalization of a Jan. 6 defendant whom prosecutors have characterized as a “serious danger ... not only to his family and Congress, but to the entire system of justice.” ... Read more»

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