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Delivering Democracy Lecture to Feature Van Jones in Phoenix on April 21

The Delivering Democracy Lecture hosted by the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will feature a great afternoon of conversation with attorney, social entrepreneur, and commentator Van Jones! The Delivering Democracy Lecture will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. at...

It’s Time for the Black Community to Come Back Home to South Phoenix

Written by Tremaine Jasper, Owner/Managing Editor of PhxSoul.com If you asked me before the year 2015 if the Phoenix metropolitan area needed a predominantly Black neighborhood, I would have said, “No.” Although racism has been alive and well in Arizona for decades, I...

Multiculturalism in the Era of Trump

Submitted by Dr. Tamika Sanders, Director of Programming for Savvy Pen As Trump protests helping immigrants from “shithole” countries and students Snapchat racist lyrics celebrating the death of Dr. King, the need for multiculturalism has never been greater! The idea of...

The State of Black Love in Arizona – Is There Hope for African American Couples Here?

The impending royal wedding between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle got me thinking about interracial relationships! Much of the media coverage on their relationship has focused on the fact that Markle is biracial. Her father is white and her mother is Black. Of...

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...