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Puerto Rican Lives Matter

In Phoenix, about 200 people rallied at the Capitol last week, including Manolo Lago, a local actor, who said, “Puerto Rico has been taking advantage of its citizens for too long. The leaked messages from Rosselló and his cronies have just set that in stone.”

Man tackled by police during ICE protest seeks lawsuit: ‘My arrest is illegal’

Jorge Soria believes police racially profiled him, and Phil Martinez claimed police targeted him. “I know it was not a coincidence that both Phil and I are Latinos,” he said.

10 presidential hopefuls stress civil rights bona fides at NAACP forum

Ten candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential field made their case as civil rights champions Wednesday, on the closing day of the national NAACP convention in Detroit.

Congressional Republicans are playing a dangerous game

Congressional Republicans have taken on the role of virus. They do not simply acquiesce, they actively spread the disease.

Puerto Ricans in Arizona demand island’s governor, Ricardo Roselló, resign

More than 150 people gathered at the Arizona State Capitol to denounce corruption and government mismanagement and to join worldwide calls for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Roselló to resign.

AZ Dems vote to condemn Trump’s ‘racist comments,’ GOPers vote in defense of president

Arizona’s delegation split along party lines, with the five Democrats voting for the measure and three of the four Republicans voting against it. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert) did not cast a vote.

Most AZ Republicans, Sinema, silent on Trump’s tweets telling Dem women to ‘go back’ where they came from

As the chorus condemning President Trump’s derogatory comments about four Democratic congresswomen grew louder Tuesday, Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema stayed quiet.

Jury awards ex-Senate Dem staffer $1M in discrimination lawsuit

An African American woman who claimed she was fired from a staff job with the Arizona Senate’s Democratic caucus won a $1 million judgment in federal court on Friday.

Migrants held in ICE’s only transgender unit plead for help, investigation in letter

Twenty-nine transgender women and non-binary migrants held at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility are calling for an investigation into poor medical services and mistreatment at the Cibola County Correctional Center in...

Independence Day marred in Arizona by incarceration crisis

With an imprisonment rate that’s the fifth-highest in the nation, we separate more fathers from their children than most other states proportionately. Nearly one in ten Arizona children has a parent who is either currently or formerly incarcerated.
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