Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixth most populated city in the United States. Phoenix is home to 1,445,632 people according to the official 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.
On Thanksgiving night 1942, an illegal prize fight between a champion boxer of a black regiment and a white boxer of another army regiment degenerated into a melee between competing camps. Subsequently, the black regiment left their barracks en mass and began attacking whites and rioting into downtown. Local police called in the military. The rioters were met by several military police units who attempted to arrest the rioters. Instead, the rest of the black soldiers based nearby joined the rioters with firearms. The Army quickly responded to the mutiny and surrounded the area with armored personnel carriers and machine guns and ordering soldiers to use full military force against the mutineers resulting in dozens of fatalities.
Phoenix has maintained a growth streak in recent years, growing by 24.2% before 2007. This made it the second-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States following only Las Vegas, whose population had grown by 29.2% in that time.
In 2008, Phoenix was one of the hardest hit by the Subprime mortgage crisis. In early 2009, the median home price was $150,000, down from its $262,000 peak in recent years.
Crime rates in Phoenix have gone down in recent years and once troubled, decaying neighborhoods such as South Mountain, Alhambra, and Maryvale have recovered and stabilized.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,207, and the median income for a family was $46,467.
Numerous high-tech and telecommunications companies have also recently relocated to the area. Due to the warm climate in winter, Phoenix benefits greatly from seasonal tourism and recreation, such as the golf industry.
Phoenix has a subtropical arid climate, typical of the Sonoran Desert in which it lies. Phoenix has extremely hot summers and warm winters.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Adrianne's Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1418 east Washington St. - Phoenix, Arizona (602) 262-9342
Belle Melange Salon -
4902 E. Warner Rd. Suite 12 Phoenix, AZ 85044 (480) 753-4448
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Cactus Beauty - 2855 W Cactus Road, Suite 10, Phoenix, AZ 85029. Phone: (602) 466-2382
Dredlocks @ Bella Milange - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4902 E. Warner Road Phoenix, Arizona (602) 438-1485
Esquire Unisex Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1153 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ (602) 495-9002
Hair Society Barber and Beauty Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 220 E. Southern Ave # 5 Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 243-7470
HairSymphony - Category: Hair Salons - HairSymphony is a full service multicultural salon. - 3001 W Indian School Rd, 307A Phoenix, AZ (602) 849-7299
Keda's Braids N Weaves - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4131 N 24th Street BldC Suite 225 - Phoenix, Arizona (602) 516-9369
Mid-K Beauty Supply - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 6044 S. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 243-1686
No Limits Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 7430 S. 48th Suite 101 - Phoenix, Arizona (602) 454-0450 - (visit website)
Phat Catz & Honey Stylez Unisex Barber/Salon - Category: Hair Salons - We are a full service barber/salon* Specializing in Sewin Weaves & Healthy Hair! Very clean & relaxing environment. - 5024 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ (602) 423-7245
Salon Sosa - Category: Black Hair Salons - 3343 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 266-9208
Shante Beauty Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 730 South 15th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 495-1952
Simplee Braidz - Category: Black Hair Salons - 7710 N. 23rd Avenue - Phoenix, Arizona (602) 449-8962
Sister Sister Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 7408 S 15th Dr - Phoenix, Arizona (602) 304-1990 - (visit website)
The Hair Society - Category: Black Hair Salons - 220 E Southern Ave
Phoenix, AZ - please ask for Dwayne - (602) 243-7470
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Arizona Informant Newspaper - Category: African American Newspaper1301 E Washington Street, Ste 101 Phoenix, AZ 85034 - (visit website)
Black Family Genealogy & History Society - Category: Black/African American Genealogy - PO Box 8768 Phoenix, AZ 85066-0683 - (visit website)
BlackLoversMeet.com - Category: Dating #1 local and international Black dating site bringing the most Beautiful Black singles on the Planet together. Don't be lonely, someone is looking just for you! Free to browse!video chat! - 2074 W. Chambers St. Phoenix, AZ 85041 - (visit website)
Caring Senior Service - Category: Senior Services Caring Senior Service provides quality senior care. Call Caring Senior Service of Phoenix at (602) 944-0100 today for affordable non-medical senior services. - 2301 W. Dunlap Ave., Suite 114 Phoenix, AZ (602) 944-0100 - (visit website)
Drj & Associates Inc - Category: Legal & Financial Services P O Box 2314, Phoenix, AZ, 85002-2314 (602) 276-8699
Dynasty InKorporated - Category: Community Service - To be a positive and inspiring example to fellow peers, to businesses, and to the community by being socially responsible through community involvement. - P.O Box 91562 - Phoenix, Arizona (602) 330-8544 - (visit website)
Joanna Coleman - Real Estate - P. O. Box 91304 Phoenix, AZ 85066 - (602) 454-6407 (visit website)
Kept By Faith Charities - Non-Profit Organization - 8941 N. 12th Street Phoenix, Arizona (602) 943-0994 - (visit website)
Leblance Consulting - Category: Legal & Financial Services 10025 W Turney Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85037-5633 (623) 877-4585
Mezzo Records - Category: Natural Woman/Hair Products 6044 S. 16th St, #195, Phoenix, AZ 85042
State Farm Insurance - Real Estate - Fully licensed insurance agency, providing mutual funds, auto, home, life, and health insurance. - 3710 W, Greenway RD. Ste 111 Phoenix, AZ (602) 944-9609 - (visit website)
State Farm Agent Daryl M Wonsey - Insurance - 4243 W Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85019-1807 Phone: (602) 242-4141
State Farm Agent Victor J Mason - Insurance - 1659 E Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85016-5931 (602) 569-1040
Terry Campbell & Associates - Category: Tax Services - Enrolled agent licensed to practice before the IRS and All State agencies. Tax preparation and IRS representation. - 4620 North 16th Street Ste 102A - Phoenix, Arizona (602) 240-6996 - (visit website)
Tommie's Big Mall - Second Hand Store - 8941 N. 12th Street Phoenix, Arizona (602) 943-0994 - (visit website)
Desert Mashie - Category: Black Golf Clubs - 7028 W. Vermont Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85303 (602) 258-7851
National Minority Golf Foundation - Category: Black Golf Clubs - 7226 North 16th Street, Suite 210 Phoenix, AZ 85020 (602) 943-8399
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
A & J Chicago Style Bar B Q - Category: Bar B Q - 6102 N 16th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 241-7519
Allens Bistro - 1301 E. Broadway Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 243-3287
The Black Theatre Troupe - Category: Theatre - Today, now more than ever, we believe that The Black Theatre Troupe is one of the cultural treasures of the Valley. - 1333 E. Washington Street in Downtown Phoenix (602) 258-8128
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Annual Black Youth Recognition Conference - - Phoenix, AZ (MAY)
The conference will consist of a morning program, workshops, youth entertainment and lunch. 602 268-5520
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