February 14, 2018

Black Mothers Forum, NAACP Address CUSD

Arizona Republic, February 14, 2018 – A group of Chandler parents is rallying the community to attend a school board meeting Wednesday to send a clear message: The Chandler Unified School District must do more to address what they say is a pattern of racist incidents. Their concerns reached a boiling […]
February 14, 2018

Parents Confront Chandler School Board

AZCentral, February 14, 2018 – About 100 parents and other community members confronted the Chandler Unified School District governing board Wednesday, accusing it of failing to address a pattern of racist incidents in the district. At one point, board President Annette Auxier left the meeting in tears. Read more here.
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 […]