Race + Diversity

LDS Mormon Temple Salt Lake City
For the past several decades, there’s been a trend of Latinos leaving the Catholic Church. And there's a growing number who are joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Nov. 30, 2022
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It appears as though it’s a matter of when, not if, Latinos will overtake white Arizonans as the state’s biggest demographic group.
Nov. 17, 2022
Luis Reyes Viva Hollywood
“Viva Hollywood: The Legacy of Latin and Hispanic Artists in American Film” by Luis Reyes is an extensive history of Latino celebrities, producers, make-up artists and more — and their influence over the last century of American moviemaking.
Nov. 16, 2022
Film reel
Film buffs in the Valley have an opportunity to explore cinema from a small Eastern European country both in a theater this weekend and online. The second-annual Arizona Romanian Film Festival is now showing in Tempe.
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Nov. 15, 2022
Americano!" production
The "¡Americano!" musical has its roots in Phoenix, but its sights set on New York. The musical is is based on the true story of Antonio Valdovinos de la Mora, an undocumented immigrant in Phoenix who became a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Nov. 10, 2022
centered storytelling poster with muse
"Centered" is the brainchild of Arizona artist Muse, who told The Show that the idea is a continuation of a pre-COVID-19 project she hopes to continue far into the future.
Nov. 10, 2022
What do an Old West mystery/fantasy novel, a former transgender firefighter and NaNoWriMo have in common? Find out on this episode of KJZZ's Word. It's a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
Nov. 6, 2022
The Arizona Department of Education hosted a panel of Indigenous authors on Tuesday, Nov. 1, to kick off Native American Heritage Month.
Nov. 4, 2022
an ofrenda with colorful decorations, including artificial flower decorations and papel picado, with many photos on it
Cultura, familia y arte. Culture, family and art. Those are the key themes of "Modern Latina," a new art exhibition open at the Scottsdale Public Library.
More Arizona arts and entertainment
Nov. 1, 2022
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
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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

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