‘A Black law and a white law:’ Black Fort Dodge residents fight longstanding ‘police harassment’

Black Fort Dodge residents say police racially profile and target them. They want the abuse to end. Now, they’re organizing to fight back.

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Op-Ed: Des Moines city officials ‘have placed impediments in the pathway’ of community voices, says Black community leader

The chair of a Des Moines commission said Des Moines city officials aren’t listening to community members’ views.

‘That’s when I was hit by a baton,’ trauma lingers for George Floyd protester

Protests after George Floyd’s murder have ceased. But for one Iowa protester who had violent interactions with police, the trauma lingers.

‘Color of Justice’ promotes legal careers to underserved Des Moines students

Underserved Des Moines high school students attended the Color of Justice event at Drake University Law School.

I delayed my colonoscopy during the coronavirus pandemic: Don't make the same mistake

A 20-minute colonoscopy could help you avoid a scary diagnosis in your future. Don’t delay or skip your colonoscopy.

Iowa Democratic Black Caucus holds virtual meeting

The Iowa Democratic Black Caucus, which advocates for Black Iowans within the Iowa Democratic Party, will meet virtually on March 5.

Hot air balloon hunt returns to downtown Des Moines

Get ready for the Great DSM Hot Air Balloon Hunt. Find colorful hot air balloons all around downtown Des Moines on March 4.

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