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The Anti-Racist’s Guide to the 2020 Maricopa County Primary Election

PhxSoul.com’s political team has developed The Anti-Racist’s Guide to the 2020 Local Primary Election to help residents of Maricopa County fix the utter lack of diversity in Arizona government. This is an extremely important time for all people of voting age in...

Looking for Great Soul Food in the Phoenix Area? Chew on this List of Restaurants

As you know, “Soul Food,” is our staple! Neckbones, chitlins, catfish, pickled pig feet, fried chicken, etc. have fed generations of Black people. You may (or may not) be surprised to know that the Valley of the Sun has done an admirable job of continuing the...

Dion Johnson’s Shooting Death by Arizona DPS Leaves Many Broken Hearts, Unanswered Questions

The anger and frustration in America over racism, police brutality, injustice and unfair politics has reached a boiling point. The murder of a Black man, George Floyd, by four Minnesota police officers on May 25 tipped off a wave of protests in American cities and towns. The...

Where Do Black People Live in the Phoenix Area?

A lot of out-of-towners have asked me about diversity and the best places to live in Phoenix. They basically want to know Where Do Black People Live in the Phoenix Area?! Some people want to know if the Valley of the Sun has an All-Black Neighborhood. The answer is No. Black...

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 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 course,...

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...