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On The Road with Farai Chideya: Phoenix

The News and Notes with Ed Gordon correspondent and sometimes co-host Chideya talks about ethnic issues in Phoenix, Ariz. -- known as the "new Mecca" for the nation's black middle class.

There's lots of money to be made here, especially in real estate, and many black families are moving West to take advantage. There's also a large population of black military families and retirees who have made the area home.

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Farai Chideya
Farai Chideya is a multimedia journalist who has worked in print, television, online, and radio. Prior to joining NPR's News & Notes, Chideya hosted Your Call, a daily news and cultural call-in show on San Francisco's KALW 91.7 FM. Chideya has also been a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET. She got her start as a researcher and reporter at Newsweek magazine. In 1997 Newsweek named her to its "Century Club" of 100 people to watch.
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