Horsing Around: The Arizona Black Rodeo Is A Family Affair

I traveled to Phoenix, Arizona with Nissan to experience the Arizona Black Rodeo.

Nissan was a presenting sponsor of the rodeo and their Titan trucks were a featured attraction during the show.

It was my first time attending a rodeo and the featured cowboys and cowgirls participated in a range of activities including bull dogging, calf roping, barrel racing, ladies steer undecorating and bull riding.

Jawn Murray & Cloves Campbell

A community leader Honorable Michael E. Johnson and Keeylocko town owner Edward Keeylocko were both grand marshals of the rodeo.

Funnyman Avery Ford also showcased his Spanky character as comic relief during the show.

The Arizona Black Rodeo is put on by Cloves and Lanette Campbell and the annual event is definitely worth the trip to Phoenix, Arizona.

Special thanks to Nissan for inviting me to attend and check out an inside look at the Arizona Black Rodeo and meet a few of the cowboys in the video below.

VIDEO: Jawn Murray’s inside look at the Arizona Black Rodeo.


ABOUT JAWN MURRAY: Jawn Murray is a TV Host, Pop Culture Expert, Journalist and Influencer. Jawn has hosted specials for Travel Channel, NFL Network and EPIX; as well as appearing on “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Meredith Vieira Show,” CNN, HLN and TV One’s “News One Now with Roland Martin” and “Unsung.” A former on-air personality on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, Jawn was named by the NAACP as one of “40 Power Players Under 40;” by Don Julio Tequila as one of Washington, DC’s “12 Most Influential Men;” and named by Ebony magazine as one of the “30 on the Rise” to watch in the entertainment industry.