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Reverend Jarrett Maupin Responds to Scathing Arizona Republic Article

On July 11, the Arizona Republic published a scathing article titled, “As Jarrett Maupin Sought Justice for a Phoenix Family, He Also Asked Them for Cash.” Whether you support Reverend Maupin’s efforts or not, you have to admit that this article was a blistering...

Does Governor Ducey Care About Black Issues in Arizona?

Written by Tremaine Jasper, Owner/Managing Editor for PhxSoul.com On June 1, I wrote an article about the Confederate monuments in Arizona and a local group of Black leaders who are trying to convince the Governor of Arizona to get them removed from public land. Again I ask, can...

County Recorder’s Office Turns a New Leaf with Vote by Mail Elections

Submitted by Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes As your new Maricopa County Recorder, I was elected because of a lack of transparency, voter communication and distrust in the past administration to conduct elections fairly. I am fiercely dedicated to improving and expanding...

East Valley NAACP Statement on Arizona Senate Bill 1253

Mesa, AZ – East Valley NAACP President Roy Tatem issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 1253 currently under consideration by the Arizona State House of Representatives: “In recent years, East Valley NAACP and other community organizations have worked tirelessly to...

New Phoenix Chief of Police Jeri Williams Sworn In on October 28

Jeri Williams, the City of Phoenix’s new police chief was officially sworn-in at Phoenix Convention Center on October 28. Williams replaces the now-retired Chief Joe Yahner, who was honored at reception earlier that day. Williams’ hire makes her the first female chief...

Sweeping the Story Under the Rug Hurts the Desert Vista Girls the Most

By now, we’ve all heard about what happened at Desert Vista High School in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee (if you haven’t heard, click here). Many people were outraged, some defended the stunt as a dumb prank, some even called it “Freedom of Speech.” Many...

Community Leader Says Desert Vista Incident Is “A Teachable Moment” for Everyone

Editor’s Note: You must have been living under a rock if you have not yet heard about the six girls at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix who posed for a photograph on their Senior Day in January with the word N-I-*-*-E-R spelled out on their shirts. Needless to say, the...

Dream Becomes Reality: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Now Runs through Phoenix

Submitted by Tremaine Jasper Owner/Managing Editor, PhxSoul.com In a time when the ugliness of racism and police brutality dominates the headlines, the January 15 ceremonial dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Phoenix was a beautiful reminder that people...
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