Race + Diversity

A female student texting while leaning against a locker while wearing a crop top
A contentious debate over the school dress code in the Higley Unified School District finally came to an end this week, when the governing board approved a new policy that does not explicitly prohibit midriffs.
Oct. 19, 2023
Arizona State University recently announced a national organization that supports Latinx poetry will be housed at its Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Oct. 17, 2023
ASU Palm Walk
ASU President Michael Crow is slamming Turning Point USA, a right wing activist group, after two members allegedly harassed and assaulted a professor on the Tempe campus last week. No arrests have been made, but video was captured.
Oct. 16, 2023
A map showing where the moon’s shadow will cross the U.S.
Navajo cultural adviser Paul Begay for the Page-based Taadidiin Tours explains the significance of this weekend's celestial phenomenon, and how he'll spend his Saturday.
Oct. 13, 2023
Sonja Lanehart
The group of lexicographers and linguists working on the Oxford Dictionary of African American English has released a sneak peek at some of the words that will be in the dictionary. Among the entries: old school, kitchen and cakewalk.
Oct. 11, 2023
The Phoenix Theatre Company recently launched its new season in early September with a dynamic portrayal of singer Billie Holiday, titled, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” The production was written by playwright Lanie Robertson and is told through Holiday’s anecdotes as well as singing.
More Arizona arts and entertainment
Oct. 10, 2023
Luis Pinto Ricardo Pepi USMNT Hispanic Heritage Month design
Hispanic Heritage Month wraps up on Saturday. Over the past few weeks, social media and other places have been flooded with graphics celebrating it.
Oct. 10, 2023
San Xavier del Bac Mission, an 18th century Catholic white stucco church, shines at sun sets on the feast day for St. Francis.
Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation trekked to the city of Magdalena de Kino, in Sonora, Mexico, to kiss the head of a statue resembling his likeness this week.
Oct. 6, 2023
Woman poses in front of mural
For many Spanish speakers, like Hernández, finding affordable and accessible mental health care in Phoenix can be nearly impossible - despite the fact that the Hispanic population became the largest racial demographic in the city in 2021.
Oct. 5, 2023
Michael Enis offers a blessing before singing the U.S. national anthem.
The Professional Bull Riders spotlighted the vocal talents of Michael Enis during this weekend's Ridge Rider Days in Glendale.
Oct. 2, 2023
Pima Community College
Pima Community College has received a $3 million grant over the next five years to help Hispanic and other low-income students obtain college degrees online. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education.
Sep. 30, 2023
Colorful signs are staked inside NATIVE HEALTH's 1,700-square foot traditional garden along West Pierson Street.
Years after the Interior Department displaced a traditional garden from a blight-infested site, NATIVE HEALTH of Phoenix hasn't forgotten about its roots.
More tribal natural resoures stories
Sep. 28, 2023
pregnant woman
As the mother of three and a midwife, Lakisa Muhammad told The Show that she’s seen the kind of discrimination Black women face in the labor and delivery room countless times, and she’s experienced it herself.
Sep. 27, 2023
Word podcast card showing host and three guests
On this episode of Word,”poets and storytellers have an opportunity to perform in the Valley, plus we feature young adult travel and romance set in Arizona, as well as a YA fantasy/romance rooted in dark magic.
Sep. 21, 2023
Arizona Capitol
Many participated in a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Arizona State Capitol Friday. Those in attendance witnessed “El Grito,” a Mexican chant symbolizing the start of a revolution that led to Mexican independence from Spain.
Sep. 17, 2023
Flagstaff Arizona sign Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff’s minimum wage is increasing by 60 cents an hour starting next year. Wages will rise to $17.40 an hour from $16.80.
Sep. 13, 2023
Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay is on display at ASU Art Museum.
The Arizona State University Art Museum is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a free event for all ages on Friday. It will include art-making activities, workshops, lotería games, face painting and more.
Sep. 12, 2023
the flag of Mexico
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 in the U.S. But another holiday celebrating freedom is right around the corner — Mexico’s Independence Day and "El Grito" celebrations.
Sep. 8, 2023
Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay is on display at ASU Art Museum.
The Arizona State University Art Museum has numerous exhibitions on display. You may have missed some, which opened this summer. But they continue into the fall and beyond, along with some new works of art as well.
Sep. 8, 2023
Black and white photo of three men playing instruments
Soundies are the music videos that came decades before MTV -- even before television was widespread. A small subset of these Soundies brought a more diverse reflection of 1940s America to the mainstream–partially contributing to, as some experts claim, the foundation of the Civil Rights movement.
Sep. 7, 2023

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