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On April 20, a Minneapolis jury found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all counts in the killing of George Floyd — including third degree murder and second degree unintentional murder. Even those who cheered the verdict, though, have some disagreements about what it means for progress toward racial justice in our society.
Apr. 21, 2021
Derek Chauvin
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a jury convicted him of killing George Floyd. Phoenix was one of many U.S. cities where protests took place last year after Floyd’s death.
WATCH: Verdict In Derek Chauvin's Murder Trial
Apr. 20, 2021
White House
President Joe Biden and Vice Kamala President Harris plan to speak following the guilty verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.
Apr. 20, 2021
Diedrick Brackens making basket boats
Diedrick Brackens is a Los Angeles-based artist whose new show, "ark of bulrushes." is now up at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. His works include large-scale weavings depicting stark silhouettes against geometric patterns. He is also premiering his first-ever woven sculptures.
Apr. 20, 2021
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Daunte Wright was killed by police at a traffic stop in Minnesota last week. His mother says he was originally pulled over for an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. Arizona has a similar law.
Apr. 18, 2021
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Saturday night’s unity march in Phoenix designed to bring attention to hate crimes and racism directed against Asian-Americans and other minority groups was canceled.
Apr. 17, 2021
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Last week, United Airlines announced an initiative to train 5,000 pilots by 2030 at Deer Valley Airport. United also announced their intention to diversify their flight staff to better reflect the demographics of their passengers and the American population.
Apr. 16, 2021
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The Arizona Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit public schools from banning Native American students from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance to their graduation ceremonies.
Apr. 13, 2021
Brock Aguilar-Hoyle
Individuals ages 19 and under make up about 16% of all COVID-19 cases reported in the state, according to Friday figures from the Arizona Department of Health Services. They account for 28 of the state’s 17,000 COVID-19 deaths.
Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona
Apr. 9, 2021
 Somos Pequeñas
Sonoran filmmaker Fernanda Galindo’s 15-minute film "Somos Pequeñas" about two women from the Indigenous Comcaac community in Punta Chueca, Sonora, will be screened for the first time publicly starting this weekend at the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
Apr. 9, 2021
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Arizona public schools have a new anti-racism training program at their disposal, thanks to the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Apr. 9, 2021
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Arizona’s courts are disproportionately white and male. Those are among the findings of a new report on the diversity of the judiciary in the state, which says the lack of representation "threatens the court’s ability to deliver fair and impartial justice."
Apr. 8, 2021
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In 2019, a mass shooter at an El Paso Walmart specifically targeted Latinos, sending shock waves throughout the continent. As part of its response, the Mexican government launched a project to empower its citizens and Hispanics across North America through language. The project has now turned into an institute.
Apr. 2, 2021
Ayanna Thompson Blackface book
The history of blackface, the behavior by which white people paint their faces and sometimes their bodies to imitate people of color, has a long and persistent history. In a new book, Ayanna Thompson, regents professor of English at Arizona State University, explores its painful history and the wounds it can reopen.
Mar. 26, 2021
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Rapper Raheem Jarbo — also known as Mega Ran — has a new autobiography called "Dream Master: a Memoir: From the Stoop to the Stage to the Stars." Jarbo joined The Show to talk about it.
Mar. 23, 2021
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Asian American and Pacific Island communities across America have galvanized to demonstrate opposition to violence and aggressions that have ramped up in the last year, including last week’s deadly shootings of six Asian women in the Atlanta area. On Friday night, about 250 people gathered in Phoenix for a vigil at the state Capitol.
Mar. 22, 2021
Community members are holding a vigil on Friday to mourn the lives of the victims of a Tuesday shooting in Atlanta. Six of the victims were of Asian descent. Seven were women.
Mar. 19, 2021
cindy lee
Since the beginning of the pandemic, advocacy groups estimate that anti-Asian violence has risen, with nearly 3,000 incidents reported across the country between March and December of 2020. Cindy Lee was born and raised in the U.S. For most of her life, she’s seen herself as purely American. In her essay, “Am I A Conditional American?” she recounts her own experiences of discrimination.
Mar. 10, 2021
pardis mahdavi
Pardis Mahdavi, dean of social sciences at ASU, has spent her career studying underground movements. In her essay, “The Proud Boys Can’t Own the Underground: Here’s Why,” she argues that the space long held by minorities and women should not belong to far right, violent groups.
Mar. 9, 2021
The Cady Lumber Company store
History buffs likely have heard of “The Great Migration” of African Americans from the Jim Crow South into the Northeast and Midwest between 1916 and 1970. But many aren’t aware that migration also included Arizona and the West.
More Arizona History Stories
Feb. 22, 2021

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