Community Commentary

Community Commentary Donna ReinerOctober 21, 2020
The Story Behind Gerardo’s Building in Downtown’s Warehouse District

Just south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks, a once-thriving neighborhood of residential and commercial buildings catering to Hispanics existed within what we now call the Warehouse District. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Frank M. BarriosOctober 8, 2020
Hispanic History of the Phoenix Warehouse District

A brief look into the Warehouse District's multicultural past. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Douglas C. TowneMay 13, 2020
A Glimpse Into Phoenix’s Segregated Past: The “Green Book” Guide to Downtown

The "Green Book," an African-American guidebook for travelers, helped serve black people in segregated cities and towns - including Phoenix. Shockingly, Phoenix was one of those segregated places. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Downtown Phoenix Inc.March 20, 2020
Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Phoenix

This walking tour of Downtown Phoenix is free, self-guided, and takes about an hour, depending on pace. For more details about the locations listed, other historic buildings downtown, or cool... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Downtown Phoenix Inc.December 20, 2019
Your 2019 Guide to Year-End Giving in Downtown Phoenix

Homelessness and poverty are year-round problems, but during the holidays, people tend to think most about it the most and want to give back. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichDecember 19, 2019
‘Thinking Big Picture’ During the Season of Giving

In the three-block radius surrounding the Human Services Campus just west of Downtown Phoenix, dozens of people are camped in close quarters. Refuse is piled high. It’s pretty typical for... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichNovember 21, 2019
6 Things You Might Not Know About Burton Barr Library

Known by every parent looking for a way to entertain their kids, every student looking for a place to study, and every bookworm looking for their next read, Burton Barr... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Downtown Phoenix Inc.August 1, 2019
Know Before You Vote: Facts on Prop 105 and Prop 106

The Aug. 27 Phoenix Special Election is right around the corner, with early voting going on now through Aug. 23. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichDecember 19, 2018
Donate, Get Involved at Phoenix Volunteer Fair Feb. 10

Phoenix Volunteer Fair helps match community members looking to give back with a wide range of nonprofits in need. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichJuly 1, 2018
On the Line: What the South Central Light Rail Extension Means for Phoenix

When the Proposition 104 transit tax appeared on the ballot in 2015, Maria Elena Coronado knew she would support it. As a south Phoenix resident for 46 years, she saw... continue reading. Click here for more info.