Midwest rapper Nur-D uses his powers for good, drawing wisdom from Fred Hampton, D&D and body positivity

After spending the past five years leveling up in Minneapolis, Matt Allen is rolling for initiative. “The Rolling Initiative Tour is my first ever me-headlining, like, I’m-the-guy tour,” said Allen, a hip-hop artist hailing from Minnesota who performs as Nur-D, […]

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Englert web series ‘Nuggets of Wisdom’ presents a friendly dialogue on race and queerness

Viewers might watch an episode of the Englert Theatre’s new series, Nuggets of Wisdom, and think Sharon Udoh and Jonny Stax have been close friends for years. Whether it’s the chemistry they have in their conversation, or how comfortable they […]

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Iowa Freedom Riders lead a march to Coralville, peacefully encounter state troopers blocking access to I-80

What didn’t happen during the protest led by the Iowa Freedom Riders (IFR) on Thursday night was almost as important as what did. More than 200 people marched to Coralville from the Pentacrest, and they encountered no resistance when they […]

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