Race + Diversity

Phoenix Pride 2018
The number of LGBTQ voters in Arizona is projected to dramatically increase in the coming years, according to a new report. This shift is also happening nationally, and it could reshape the electoral landscape.
KJZZ’s Arizona Voter Guide
Oct. 28, 2022
Sonoran Gay Marriage
Seven years after Mexico’s Supreme Court said laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, couples can now legally marry in every state in the country.
Oct. 27, 2022
Ryan L. Jenkins and Katie McFadzen
Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix is currently showcasing a play called “Barbecue.” It’s centered on one of the most typical of family outings.
Oct. 25, 2022
What do outlaws, dysfunctional family outings and a Scottish bookstore have in common? Find out on this episode of Word. It's a KJZZ podcasted hosted by Tom Maxedon.
Oct. 23, 2022
A new theater company premiered its debut show at the end of September and there’s still a few days left to see the production. "Mala" centers on how the one-and-only character copes with being the primary caregiver for her elderly mother who suffers from dementia.
Oct. 11, 2022
Frida Guzman
Choosing where to go to college is a big decision for anyone. Visiting college campuses can make that decision easier, but not everyone gets that opportunity. A video series designed to help students weigh their options recently featured The Maricopa Community Colleges.
Oct. 11, 2022
A new exhibit at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library opens Monday. It celebrates the resilience and creativity of Arizona Latina artists.
Oct. 7, 2022
Peoria Unified School District
The U.S. Department of Education has completed an investigation into complaints against the Peoria Unified School District. The district reportedly failed to address racial harassment against its students.
Sep. 30, 2022
 Arizona State University students in D.C.
Several Latino Arizona State University students are working with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., this semester. The 10-week program examines Latino representation in art, culture and history.
Sep. 26, 2022
luis coronado guel
Sept. 16 is Mexican Independence Day, also known as El Grito in recognition of the Grito de Dolores, or Cry of Dolores, that will be reenacted all over Mexico and Arizona.
Sep. 16, 2022
Football field
The NFL's 2022 season kicks off Sept. 8, and 13 of the league's 32 teams will start people of color at that position in the first week. Journalist Jason Reid recently wrote about the NFL and African-American quarterbacks in his book, "Rise of the Black Quarterback: What It Means for America."
Sep. 8, 2022
Pastor Warren Stewart Sr.
New street signs will recognize a longtime Phoenix pastor known for his leadership in Arizona’s holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sep. 6, 2022
What do detectives, mobsters, jazz musicians, and fall have in common? Those are some of the themes we explore on the Season 8 opener of Word. It’s a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon.
Sep. 3, 2022
ASU Palm Walk Overpass bridge
College Republicans United, a splinter group at ASU, has invited a speaker who espouses racist views. College Republicans at ASU, a different and officially ASU-recognized club, has strongly condemned the event
Sep. 1, 2022
person handing keys
Inequities in housing go beyond who can buy or rent a home — there's also a serious lack of diversity in who works in the real estate industry.
Aug. 29, 2022
Man moving a shirt to a table
Seventeen months after releasing the first “State of Black Business” report, the Arizona groups involved are sharing progress, challenges and recommendations.
Aug. 24, 2022
police crime scene
A controversial Arizona law restricting how the public can film police is facing its first legal challenge with a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Aug. 23, 2022
KJZZ logo generic card
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on Tuesday announced the resolution of a 2019 complaint of anti-Semitic harassment filed against Kyrene School District #28 in Arizona.
Aug. 23, 2022
Exterior of Chandler city hall at night
On Thursday, the Chandler City Council voted to designate Juneteenth as an official paid city holiday beginning next year.
Aug. 20, 2022
monkeypox virion
Concerns about racial disparities in health care are again coming to the forefront as worries over monkeypox's transmission increase.
Aug. 17, 2022


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