Recent shooting deaths of African American males at the hands of police, and Dallas Police officers at the hands of a black man have drawn high emotions nationwide.
That's no different in Tucson, where a Black Lives Matter event on July 9 drew a crowd of supporters, and police, and a call for more rallies to bring the community together.
In this episode of Metro Week we explore that issue, and more. Hear from:
Caleb Stewart, a University of Arizona student who is organizing a rally on the university campus in August to highlight the similarities, rather than the differences among Tucsonans.
Assistant Tucson Police Chief Ramon Batista and Urban League President Deborah Embry discuss how the police and the black community are working together to create relationships. The inerview above was edited for time. Watch the full interview below.
Arizona Daily Star Reporter Alexis Huicochea tells how Tucson Unified School District's plans to add technology to classrooms means 71 more schools will have laptops.
Arizona Public Media Reporter Zac Ziegler explains plans to create a new corridor for truck and trade traffic between Nogales and Las Vegas, and where the planning process is now.