Family struggles to care for daughter in wake of Puerto Rico power outages

April 24, 2018

The family home sits at the top of a muddy, winding road in small community located within the island’s central mountain region. When Cronkite News reporters visited the home in early March, it had no power and only a partial roof. Rivera, who painstakingly cares for her daughter, was distraught.What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Undocumented LGBTQ protesters clash with Phoenix police at Pride parade, vow to hold own event next year

April 09, 2018

An LGBTQ protest against police involvement in the Phoenix Pride Parade was short-lived on Sunday as a phalanx of police officers used bikes to force the crowd from the streets onto the sidewalk. About 30 people linked arms and lined the streets, chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, racist cops have got to go,” in opposition to Phoenix police being allowed to be part of the parade.

Feeling disenfranchised by Phoenix Pride, undocumented LGBT people find their own way to celebrate

April 07, 2018

After last year’s disruption of Phoenix Pride, the leadership of Trans Queer Pueblo organized and decided they wanted to start their own version of pride that allowed LGBT people of color a safer space to gather and enjoy pride festivities through cultural expression, music, and activism.

Path to citizenship is long, frustrating and expensive

March 30, 2018

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...The pathway to citizenship differs based on your status and legality in the country. The pathways to citizenship is still unclear for thousands of DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants, while residents have the upper hand.

Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities in the Valley

March 06, 2018

The day after the 9/11 terror attacks, Rana Singh Sodhi received a phone call from an employee at his brother’s gas station in Mesa, telling him to come down as soon as possible. Someone had been shot. Sodhi rushed to the station, where he found his brother’s body stretched outside the entrance. Balbir Singh Sodhi was planting flowers with a landscaper when Frank Silva Roque, a white aircraft mechanic, drove past and shot Sodhi five times, killing him, under the presumption that he was Muslim. He was not.

Arizona Latinx performers: Using the stage as a platform to show their pride and culture

February 20, 2018

With issues in the Southwest focused on such things as immigration policy, transborder relations, and the Latinx community, artists and performers have come to Arizona, drawing inspiration from its political issues and advocacy work. Latinx is a gender neutral term often used instead of Latino or Latina and is mostly used by those who who seek to advocate for individuals living on the borderlines of gender identity
Tatiana Crespo, a solo performer and member of Las Chollas Peligrosas, is one of those artists who is using her music to advocate for the Latinx community.

If Salvadorans with TPS are deported, Arizona’s economy would suffer

January 29, 2018

The Palacios’ American dream was put on hold early January after Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s announcement terminating TPS for Salvadorans. About 200,000 TPS-protected Salvadorans across the U.S. have until September 2019 to return to their birth country, change their legal status in this country or risk being deported.

Nearly 22,000 unite to push for political power at Women’s March in Arizona

January 22, 2018

An array of people of different ages, ethnicities and gender identities united in Arizona on Sunday to promote a global cause: to bolster women’s power at the polls, encouraging them to vote and run for office. The 2018 Women’s March drew an estimated 22,000 for a rally at the state Capitol. They joined millions across the country and around the world on the first anniversary of the nationwide Women’s March.

Tempe City Council fails to pass border wall resolution

January 19, 2018

The Tempe City Council failed to adopt a resolution opposing the proposed construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The resolution failed to pass by a 3-4 vote Thursday evening. If approved, it would have allowed Mayor Mark Mitchell and the City Council to send a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress expressing their concerns about what a border wall would represent for the region.

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