Layali Al-Sham is a Middle Eastern ensemble founded by a diverse group of musicians based in the United States-Mexico border. Their work is dedicated to musicians who struggle to preform in conflict zones.
Twenty-two young Native American women will compete for the Miss Indian World title this week in Albuquerque. Similar to Miss America the winner will represent all indigenous people throughout North America. But it’s not your typical pageant.
Friday marks the first night of the Jewish holiday Passover, which begins with the traditional seder meal. At the seder, many Jews have a custom of saying by the time the holiday rolls around next year, they hope they will be in Jerusalem. But in fact, many wind up right here in Arizona.
The Mexican border city of Juárez hosted superstar Juan Gabriel over the weekend and unveiled a six-story mural in his honor. The events are part of the city's ongoing effort to shed its violent image and encourage more tourism.
Moises Acosta founded an education center focused on teaching kids about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. He's continued his efforts despite a threat against his work.
In 2006, an E. coli outbreak in California Spinach rocked the fresh produce industry. Nearly 200 people across the country got sick. Three died. Farmers in Arizona were paying close attention. Arizona, along with California, produces almost all of the nation’s leafy greens and so they both got to work developing a more stringent approach to food safety.
For three decades many Hopi have adopted reggae as their music of choice. It’s difficult to travel the three mesas that make up the reservation without seeing several gold, red and green bumper stickers, not to mention someone in a Bob Marley T-shirt.
On Monday, Arizona’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies went before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal court is considering the constitutionality of the entire law, as well as one of its provisions that was struck down by a federal judge in 2013.
Like Mexican society at large, some reporters in Mexico have a renewed sense of mission following the alleged abductions and presumed murders of 43 college students in September 2014.
Locals in the small towns of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are celebrating the festival of the Three Kings this week.