Former state Senator Kyrsten Sinema is many things: a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Arizona's Ninth Congressional District, a strident advocate for lefty causes, a one-time supporter of erstwhile Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
And, according to the nonprofit National As ... More >>
Democratic State Senator Steve Gallardo was none to pleased when he saw some Republican House members were keeping pictures of Latino kids on their desks, symbols of the state's school-choice program.Gallardo told New Times yesterday it was "insulting" for these House Republicans to have the pictur ... More >>
The FBI arrested four police officers, including the president of the police union in East Haven, a Connecticut suburb, over allegations that the men, for years, orchestrated civil rights abuses against Latino residents.
The cops, indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport, pl ... More >>
Los Tigres del Norte, apparently not to Judge Kowal's liking...Is there any doubt save in the most muddled of noggins that Arizona's Latino population continues to dwell beneath the bootheel of a hostile political class made up almost entirely of Anglos?Yes, the successful recall of the state's top ... More >>
Supervisor Wilcox, with the DOJ report on Joe's racial-profiling ways...Flanked by community activists and fellow elected leaders at her El Portal restaurant in central Phoenix, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox held aloft the recently-released U.S. Department of Justice report on Sheriff ... More >>
A nativist nutcase sticks Corky Gonzales quotes into the cheap blender of her brain and makes mush of it allIt's always amazing to me the way ignorance spreads like a vicious rash through the Internet. One idiot spouts some bull that the confirms the prejudices of the far right, it makes it onto You ... More >>
Benjamin Bratt as Che Rivera in his new film La Mission, which opens today in PhoenixAs I mentioned in my Bird column this week, actor Benjamin
Bratt's in town with his brother director Peter Bratt to promote their new film
La Mission, a "cinematic love
letter" to lowrider culture and the San Franci ... More >>
Puente activist Sandra Castro's interview with Rev. Jesse JacksonI want to turn your attention to these two videos by Sandra Castro, an activist in Sal Reza's Puente Movement, which is based here in Phoenix. This footage of the Rev. Jesse Jackson was taken at the big pro-immigration rally in Washing ... More >>
â€‹The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a much-anticipated nationa- autism-prevalence report today, and it says the number cases of autism among children in Arizona's Hispanic community has increased by 144 percent of the previous national average.The study, conducte ... More >>
Wednesday's Elements of Hate panel discussionâ€‹Mayor Phil Gordon is to be congratulated for the Elements of Hate panel discussion his office organized, which took place Wednesday at the newly-renovated AE England Building at Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix. The ... More >>