May 30, 2017

Confederate Monuments: Should They Stay or Go in Arizona?

PHOENIX (12 News), May 30, 2017 – Should they stay or should they go? The uproar over monuments dedicated to soldiers from the Confederate Army has spread to Arizona, with some demanding similar monuments be taken down. “It’s offensive and once again, these soldiers fought for segregation, for separation, for slavery,” said Roy Tatem, […]
May 29, 2017

Questions Raised over Confederate Monuments in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5), May 29, 2017 – As the nation pauses to remember the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, we’re looking into the question of how our state should remember the Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Arizona has six Confederate monuments in the state, […]
May 23, 2017

Mesa City Council Votes to Privatized Some Jail Services

MESA, AZ (ABC 15 Arizona), May 23, 2017 – Mesa will be the first city in the Valley to privatize some of its corrections services. At a meeting Monday night, the council voted 4-2 in favor of contracting with private firm CoreCivic, formerly known at Corrections Corporation of America, to handle its […]
March 29, 2017

NAACP Chapter Hosts Forum Featuring New Democratic Leaders

March 29, 2017 – Since November’s election, there are some new Democratic faces among the leadership in Maricopa County. And today, the East Valley chapter of the NAACP is hosting a community forum featuring two of those new leaders: Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone and the County Recorder Adrian Fontes. […]
March 13, 2017

East Valley NAACP Statement on AZ Senate Bill 1253

PHXSOUL, March 13, 2017 – East Valley NAACP President Roy Tatem issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 1253 currently under consideration by the Arizona State House of Representatives: “In recent years, East Valley NAACP and other community organizations have worked tirelessly to build relationships of trust and respect with […]
October 1, 2016

NAACP Honors Community Leaders of the East Valley

12 News, October 1, 2016 – Several people were honored for their positive impact in the community Saturday during the East Valley NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet. The theme for this year’s banquet was “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.” Awards were given to those who make difference […]
September 14, 2016

East Valley NAACP Announces Keynote Speaker and Freedom Fund Honorees

Arizona Informant, September 14, 2017 – The East Valley Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced the awardees to be honored at the 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 1. The theme is “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count” with […]