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Another day, another racist threat to a student on a college campus. This time, it’s at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. A racist note was slid under the door of a Black student on Nov. 8. And the ensuing backlash sparked the hashtag #ThisIsDrake to shine a light on a number of racist incidents on […]

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Blaming her decision to wear blackface on ignorance and the media while offering up her own albino child as an excuse, a recently-released statement from the attorney of an Iowa teacher has earned her a potential nomination in the White Tears category of this year’s Wypipo Awards.

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It’s almost Halloween, the time of year when sadists pretend that candy corn is not Satan’s butt plug and masochists terrorize their taste buds with pumpkin flavors, which is essentially sweet potatoes with low self-esteem. It is also the season when white people think it would be cute to cover their faces in shoe…

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  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democrats disappointed by Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to turn their despair into action as he made his national debut in Iowa as a Democratic presidential prospect. Racing from Saturday afternoon’s Senate confirmation vote in Washington, Booker breezed into the Iowa Democratic Party’s top fall […]

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Cory Booker isn't being subtle.
With the Iowa caucuses still well over a year away, the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa.

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Old Navy has now fired three Iowa employees after a viral story of racial profiling.

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James Conley III alleges that he was racially profiled at an Old Navy store in West Des Moines, IA.

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Iowa lawmakers consider a bill allowing a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress.

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On Thursday, students at Iowa State University were shocked when they woke up to find that many of their campus buildings had been covered in white supremacist posters. Shocked students took pictures of the posters to document the horrifying posters, which had messages such as “White students, you are not alone be proud of your heritage,” […]

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the government from replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman...

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say a black University of Iowa student lied about being the victim of a racially motivated beating and that he instigated at least one of several alcohol-fueled fights...

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have determined an altercation earlier this month involving a black University of Iowa freshman does not meet the criteria for a hate crime...

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A black University of Iowa freshman told police that he was severely beaten by three white men who called him racial slurs, investigators said Wednesday. The Iowa City Police Department said that it was investigating the assault of Marcus Owens as a hate crime. Owens, 19, walked in to the […]

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Police in Dubuque, Iowa are investigating a hate crime that occurred in a Black neighborhood […]

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An analysis of the early voting numbers in several crucial states bears good news for […]

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theGRIO REPORT - Jabre White said he was stunned and angry when he claims his teacher implied White was his slave and the teacher was his master...

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VIDEO - Last Sunday an Urbandale teen posted a photo on Facebook asking for information on her birth mother. This weekend they met for the first time...

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VIDEO - A 19-year-old Iowa woman is meeting her birth mother for the first time thanks to a photo she posted online...

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VIDEO - A sophomore at Luther College made an incredible discovery in January: documents, thousands of years old...

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has made Iowa one of the most difficult states in the nation for felons to vote, with an executive order he issued last year already having disenfranchised thousands of people, a review by The Associated Press shows.

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