Race + Diversity

Cord Jefferson
Tucson native Cord Jefferson won the award for best adapted screenplay for his satirical film, “American Fiction,” at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Mar. 11, 2024
More than 30 years after a Phoenix activist died, she’ll be honored with a street in her name.
Mar. 11, 2024
Governor Stephen Roe Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community thanks paradegoers for returning to the first Ira Hayes celebration in three years.
When President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address Thursday, Native Americans from Arizona were special guests on Capitol Hill. It sent a clear message about the importance of Indigenous support for Democrats facing high-stakes elections this year in battleground states.
Mar. 8, 2024
Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale
The play "Roosters" at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre was supposed to open this month. Instead, it was controversially canceled. When a white actress is accidently cast to play a Mexican-American girl, is recasting the role considered discrimination?
Mar. 8, 2024
Border crossing buildings
A new study from the Pew Research Center says Latinos in the U.S. view the sheer number of migrants trying to enter the country at the Southwest border as a problem. But they also don’t view bigger border walls or increased deportations as the solution.
Mar. 6, 2024
Micha Espinosa
There have been many efforts to get girls and minority students in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math. But Micha Espinosa didn’t hear a lot about getting them into the arts. So, she’s working to change it.
Mar. 6, 2024
A sign points toward a vote cente
A federal judge has upheld two Arizona laws that require proof of citizenship to vote, largely siding with restrictions passed by the state Legislature in 2022. The decision was split, though, and advocacy groups are happy about some of the results.
Mar. 5, 2024
The recent death of a nonbinary teenager in Oklahoma has some LGBTQ youth in Arizona and across the nation feeling afraid. That’s according to one local advocate.
Mar. 5, 2024
The Sinquah and Duncan families, two Valley-based hoop dancing dynasties, took to the court at halftime and performed with The Halluci Nation during ORIGINATIV night on Sunday, March 3.
For two years now, the Phoenix Suns have been exposing NBA fans to Native culture during certain home games with themed uniforms as well as Indigenous music and entertainment. Sunday was this season’s last heritage game night at the Footprint Center.
Mar. 4, 2024
A display of Navajo Mike's sauces and frybread mix at the Native Art Market in Old Town Scottsdale.
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently announced a first-of-its-kind agribusiness trade mission to Vancouver, Canada, this summer. It’s aimed at spotlighting tribal products, and interest is mounting among agribusinesses in Arizona.
Mar. 1, 2024
Arizona Rep. Eli Crane in the House of Representatives.
On Thursday, an overwhelmingly bipartisan resolution passed the U.S. House to help benefit tribal entrepreneurs on reservations. And one of its co-sponsors came from Arizona's congressional delegation.
Feb. 29, 2024
Hand holding TV remote in front of screen
Alex Zaragoza is a journalist and TV writer covering culture and identity for De Los, the LA Times’ Latinx section. She talked with The Show about the issue of racism in media.
Feb. 29, 2024
Antoinette Cauley James Baldwin mural phoenix
The Mesa Community College Art Gallery is hosting a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 on its Southern and Dobson campus. The event will welcome patrons to two separate exhibits focusing on Black History and Women’s History.
Feb. 27, 2024
A veteran from the Marine Corps League Tucson Detachment 007 holds onto a portrait of Ira Hayes while riding a float during a parade on the Gila River Indian Reservation.
The Gila River Indian Community paused its annual parade and ceremony, paying homage to Iwo Jima flag raiser Ira Hayes, for the last three years due to the pandemic. Last weekend, that tradition returned and discussions about his heroic, complicated life and legacy.
Feb. 27, 2024
Arizona Capitol
Democratic lawmakers and Latino advocacy groups are calling on Arizona businesses and state senators to oppose a Republican proposal they say will unfairly target the Latino community.
Feb. 26, 2024
Ariel Koren and Respond Crisis Translation team
The Show spoke with Ariel Koren, founder and executive director of Respond Crisis Translation, about a new rule change that requires asylum seekers who don't speak English to provide their own interpreters for interviews.
Feb. 21, 2024
Close-up of Josiah Enriquez constructing a ball out of hoops and sticking out his tongue
This last weekend's 34th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, with deep ties to the Southwest, has been elevated to another level for audiences, both in the arena and back at home.
More tribal natural resoures stories
Feb. 21, 2024
Cathedral Rock Trailhead Sedona Arizona
No matter what types of movies you enjoy, over the next several weeks, Arizona has hundreds of offerings, whether that’s in the Phoenix metro region or Sedona. Here's some of the highlights from three film festivals in Arizona, as well as a bonus take in this director’s cut.
Feb. 21, 2024
banner health sign
This month Banner Health is raising awareness for diseases, conditions and syndromes that disproportionately impact Black Americans. Alzheimer’s is one of them.
Feb. 16, 2024
The fourth annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow takes place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at South Mountain Community College.
Powwows are meant to be safe spaces where Indigenous peoples can socialize and express themselves through song and dance. For some tribes, gender can limit what a person may perform. But those rules don’t apply at the fourth annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow this weekend.
Feb. 15, 2024


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