Race + Diversity

The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is launching a six-month free music series. Performances begin Wednesday evening.
Jan. 9, 2024
Lauren Ruffin and Jenna Hanchey
The Show visited "Griots and Galaxies: Unveiling the Multiverse of Black Speculative Fiction" and spoke with ASU professors Lauren Ruffin and Jenna Hanchey about what the exhibit covers.
Jan. 9, 2024
A line of people outdoors at the state capitol hold signs with slogans like 'clean skies Arizona' and 'protect our rivers.' They are smiling toward the camera but not directly at it.
Along with state officials and other advocacy groups, the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon chapter took to the Capitol on Wednesday to present a list of priorities for the Arizona Legislature and governor.
Jan. 3, 2024
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But Mike Noble of Noble Predictive Insights says that the Latino voters are not a monolith, with the voting group breaks into subcategories based on current culture, country of ancestral origin and age.
Dec. 25, 2023
On this season-ending episode of Word, we highlight some of those who appeared during 2023. It's a "Fest Of Us" celebrating literature and the winners of KJZZ's "Tiny Library" drawing.
Dec. 25, 2023
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A steel company headquartered in Phoenix will pay a half-million dollars to current and former Black and Latino workers at its plant in Eloy. The payouts are part of a legal settlement with federal employment regulators stemming from complaints of harassment and retaliation.
Dec. 20, 2023
Headshot of man in suit and book cover
The Show spoke with author Anthony Macías about "Chicano Chicana Americana," which profiles the film work of Katy Jurado, Robert Beltran, Lupe Ontiveros and more.
Dec. 20, 2023
Smiling woman in tan shirt and book cover
Historian and author Alaina Roberts spoke with The Show about how some efforts to focus on diverse icons of the West are more successful than others, and more about the historical figure Bass Reeves.
Dec. 20, 2023
Warren Petersen (left) and Ben Toma
Attorneys made their final arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit about heightened voter registration requirements passed by Arizona lawmakers. Depositions show that a conservative group had a heavy hand in passing the Republican measures.
Dec. 19, 2023
Safwat Saleem poses in front of a blue to green color gradient. He is bald, has a short beard, and wears square glasses. He wears a plain black shirt and is looking off to the side, away from the camera.
Many organizations have already launched get-out-the-vote campaigns ahead of the next presidential election. That includes the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, which advocates for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
More Arizona election news
Dec. 18, 2023
Pap smear
Racial and ethnic underrepresentation remains widespread in clinical studies. Now, a new paper take a fresh look at how the problem affects research into gynecologic cancers, which affect more than 25,000 Arizonans.
Dec. 8, 2023
A vote center in north Phoenix
Hundreds of Arizonans were surveyed last month as part of a national poll of the Latino electorate one year ahead of the next major election.
Dec. 7, 2023
Terminal 3 new south concourse
Sky Harbor Airport workers — employed by SSP America — are filing complaints with the Arizona attorney general and Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department. They allege racial discrimination practices.
Dec. 7, 2023
“Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money, and Power Behind the Civil Rights Movement” by Tanisha Ford
Mollie Moon was a Black woman who became the grand dame of New York society in the 1940s and ’50s. She raised millions to support civil rights, through galas, fundraisers, balls and cabarets. And a new book tells her story in gripping detail.
Dec. 7, 2023
Evelia Davis
The Show spoke to Evelia Davis, who created the Diaspora Collective, a market, restaurant and bar in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix
Nov. 29, 2023
For many people, ‘tis the season for food, family and friends. This time of year takes on special meaning — and extra work — for a certain group of Arizona entrepreneurs.
More Arizona business news
Nov. 28, 2023
On this episode of KJZZ's Word podcast about literature, we feature the winner of the National Book Award for his collection of poetry. Plus, the holiday season means it’s time for NPR’s annual, “Books We Love" feature. Also, a children's author offers two new interactive titles.
Nov. 24, 2023
U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state
The population of undocumented immigrants is becoming more diverse and less Mexican. Immigrants from El Salvador, India and Guatemala are on the rise, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
Nov. 21, 2023
A Native woman with red handprint over her mouth supports the Murdered Missing Indigenous Women, or MMIW movement, at the 2023 Native American Connections' Parade in Phoenix.
Each November 19th is recognized as Red Shawl Day, a national annual observance to bring attention violence committed against Indigenous peoples, particularly women and children.
Nov. 18, 2023
Two people cook at a counter
Latinos are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, how do you educate a community about their risk?
Nov. 17, 2023


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