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Advocates for Social Justice lead a protest march to Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart’s house

Approximately 300 people marched in the heat on Friday afternoon from Monroe Park to Mayor Brad Hart’s house. The group kept up constant chants throughout the walk, including “this is what democracy looks like,” “Black lives matter” and “Black voices matter.” Friday’s march was the fourth event organized by the group Advocates for Social Justice […]

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Get Rec’d: Canoe the Cedar River

There are 18,000 miles of river trails in Iowa, but the Cedar River is easy to access, wide enough to maintain a safe physical distance from anyone else there and can be done in an afternoon. Getting started If you’re new to the canoe, take one on a lake or pond to practice balance, paddle […]

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En Español: Learning and working in Iowa as a Mexican-American

El camino largo: Pensamientos sobre la representación Por Jesse Gonzalez Durante mis largas manejadas por carretera de camino a pueblitos de Iowa para reunirme con presidentes y directores ejecutivos bancarios, que por lo general son hombres blancos, he comenzado a reflexionar sobre mis experiencias como un joven Mexicano-Americano viviendo en Iowa. He logrado desentramar observaciones […]

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Coping with uncertainty

We are in a coracle with no oars or rudder, heading to an unknown fate. We are in peregrination. So that’s my topic for the return of UR Here. Rarely have I just not known what to write about for this column. Even though I was ecstatic that Little Village was coming back to print, […]

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Your Village: Why is Quaker Oats dropping Aunt Jemima?

Have a question about what’s going on in your community? Ask Little Village. Submit your questions through the Your Village feature on our homepage, or email us at editor@littlevillagemag.com. So Quaker Oats is finally dropping the Aunt Jemima brand. What’s the origin story there? I’ve read a lot of debate about it. And did they […]

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Johnson County Auditor will mail an absentee ballot request form to every voter before November election

The Johnson County Auditor’s Office announced on Thursday it will “mail every voter in the county a postage paid absentee ballot request form” for the November general election. “Due to public health concerns raised from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Johnson County Auditor’s Office strongly encourages you to vote from home for the November 3, […]

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City of Cedar Rapids looking for restaurants to participate in meal distribution program

The City of Cedar Rapids and the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) are partnering to increase food distribution to families in need while also supporting local restaurants. The program will provide meals to families enrolled in the Kids on Course University and Take 5! reading programs. CRCSD will oversee food distribution. CRCSD has also […]

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