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Arizona school under fire for teaching literature that outlines the ‘benefits of slavery’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:35 pm July 16, 2014 An Arizona charter school is being criticized for teaching what opposing members call “racist” and “sexist” lessons in its classrooms.  Two books by Cleon Skousen, who is often cited by uber conservative talk show host Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement, are required reading for Heritage […]

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Woman who left kids in car during job interview granted supervised visits

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:22 pm May 27, 2014 A woman accused of leaving her two young children alone in her vehicle while she attended a job interview was granted supervised visits with her children. Shanesha Taylor, 35, left her 8-month and 2-year-old sons unattended during a job interview in Scottsdale. 

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Update: Darren Sharper in LA court today

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:04 am March 13, 2014 Former NFL star Darren Sharper returns to court Thursday for a hearing in Los Angeles that will determine whether he is released on bail. The decision follows a new set of charges against Sharper alleging that he sexually assaulted and drugged two women in Tempe, Ariz. last […]

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Arizona governor rejects anti-gay discrimination bill

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:59 pm February 27, 2014 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses to deny service to members of the LGBT community. The controversial Senate Bill 1062, gave owners to right to deny clients based on their religious beliefs that being gay was immoral.

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Petition seeks to free wrongfully convicted trans activist Monica Jones

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:36 pm February 5, 2014 A petition by the Sex Workers Outreach Project is calling for the release of Monica Jones. Jones, who is a trans and sex workers rights activist and student at Arizona State University, was profiled and falsely arrested through a prostitution diversion program called Project Rose. The petition […]

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Arizona Sheriff to be monitored after accusation of racial profiling surface

An independent monitor and community advisory board has been appointed to ensure that an Arizona sheriff isn’t practicing unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office singled out Latinos.

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Arizona Cracks Down on Accents

By tamara @tamaracg 12:27 pm May 26, 2010 It seems we’ve reached a new type of nadir in American race relations. The status quo has been threatened. All of this talk about a new majority has roused some sort of fear down in Arizona and it doesn’t seem like that State is enthusiastic about joining […]

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Razing Arizona

By Summer M. 8:00 am May 17, 2010 I guess I have to start protesting Arizona, née Mexico, which sucks because I’m totally not into marching, making colorful signs, or shouting rhymes in unison with a bunch of people.  I suppose, then, that I have to resort to other means of expressing my disapproval.  At […]

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