An Iowa man wanting to turn his life around is starting with covering up some ink. For more than 25 years the man from Newton had a symbol of hate in the form of a tattoo on his right arm. It’s a photo of the grim reaper with a Ku Klux Klan hat on.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids is keeping it doors closed and sticking with live-streamed and virtual services, at least until the end of the month. In March, the church started using only an iPhone and tripod to stream their service on Facebook.
A former Hawkeye football player has a new role within the athletics department. Broderick Binns is now the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for University of Iowa athletics after serving on the football staff for the past six years.
Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart said he, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz, City Council Member Dale Todd and Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne German will no longer meet with The Advocates for Social Justice, according to emails reviewed by I9.
The University of Iowa is spending $1 million to remove spray-painted messages Black Lives Matter protesters left on-campus buildings earlier this summer. But not before documenting and preserving the images for future generations.
The University of Northern Iowa said its Department of Athletics began implementing cost-saving measures on July 1 in the face of a budget shortfall expected to exceed $1 million due to the coronavirus pandemic.