The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said the university’s rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter.
With less than two weeks until the general election, some voters of color in eastern Iowa feel forgotten. On Saturday, candidates for both the Senate and Iowa’s first district were all invited to a forum focusing on black issues in Waterloo. Only one candidate showed up. Advocates in Cedar Rapids say that’s not just problem in Waterloo, and isn’t a new issue just this year.
Before August's Executive Order felons had to petition the governor to vote, and very few had their rights restored. Even with the change, one woman is frustrated with the process and says this can potentially deter thousands of people from using their voices.
October may be “Adopt A Dog month”, but struggles with getting dogs into their forever home is something animal shelters and rescue agency deal with year long. Last Hope Animal Rescue says the COVID 19 pandemic has made things even more of a challenge.
Eight former University of Iowa athletes have requested 20 million dollars from the University of Iowa, athletic director Gary Barta, head coach Kirk Ferentz and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz. The players also requested football coach Kirk Ferentz be fired.
The first North End 2020 Candidate Forum focused on issues impacting the Black Community. Several candidates running for office were invited to take part in the forum, including Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, her challenger Ashley Hinson, Senator Joni Ernst, and her challenger Theresa Greenfield. Only Greenfield showed up.
Public health officials reported the second-largest number of cases of the illness caused by the novel coronavirus during a 24-hour reporting period since the start of the pandemic, along with additional deaths.