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Arizona State University Grad Student Seeking Participants for BET Networks Survey

Micah Bledsoe, a graduate student of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Communication at Arizona State University, is completing her master’s with a focus on gender and ethnic studies. Bledsoe’s public relations course requires her to complete a graduate...

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...

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...

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...