CASA GRANDE – FC Barcelona is known for producing some of soccer’s top talents through their academy in Spain. Since 2016, they have used the same approach in Casa Grande, where every graduate so far has played in college or signed a professional contract.
TAPACHULA, Mexico – To survive while their journeys are stalled in Tapachula, Mexico, many migrant women turn to sex work. They face abuse, poor pay and lack of access to sexual and reproductive health care.
WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.
SCOTTSDALE – Tasha Washington and Joe Bonham share a partnership both on the sidelines and at home. Their strong bond empowers their Scottsdale Community College women’s basketball players.
TAPACHULA, Mexico – While migrants remain trapped in Tapachula, in southern Mexico, the money they receive from family members is spent towards benefiting the city’s economy. But because of delays in issuing legal documentation – some migrants face economic instability and uncertain survival routes while working to survive.
PHOENIX – The Heard Museum in Phoenix hosted a Native Drag Show featuring Indigenous drag queens and LGBTQ+ poets for First Friday in June, starring host Pyraddiction.
PHOENIX – The historic Eastlake Park neighborhood in Phoenix held its annual Juneteenth celebration. Countless civil rights activists have graced Eastlake Park, from W.E.B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King Jr. The neighborhood is “so important to the civil rights history of Arizona," said Mayor Kate Gallego.
WASHINGTON - A plain shirt, a pin, a number. For the past 41 days, basketball legend Dawn Staley has posted that photo to her social media accounts, just part of the outpouring of support for Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who has detained in a Russian jail since Feb. 17.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that noncitizens being held for deportation are not entitled to a bond hearing after months in detention, decisions that advocates said could let the government keep migrants behind bars indefinitely.
TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Thousands of migrants are trapped in Tapachula, just north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where they face strict limitations on their movements, few job prospects, poor living conditions and long waits for immigration hearings. Some have labeled Tapachula an “open-air prison,” others call it the southern extension of the U.S. border.
GLENDALE – With the World Cup just five months away, Mexico faced off against Uruguay in front of 57,000 fans at State Farm Stadium and used it as a World Cup tuneup.
GLENDALE – The strong run of success by Mexico’s national soccer team came to an end Thursday against Uruguay at State Farm Stadium. It was still a night to remember for nearly 60,000 fans.