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Choose a city below and get locations for local Iowa hair salons, soul food dining, radio stations, churches, places of entertainment, things to do, annual events, etc, all in the wonderful state of Iowa.

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Ames
Cedar Rapids
Clive
Davenport
Des Moines
Iowa City
Manchester
Norwalk
West Des Moines


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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM IOWA


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TRADITIONAL IOWA FOODS


  • Pork Tenderloins
  • Maytag Blue Cheese
  • Dutch Letters
  • Muscatine Melon
  • Sweet Corn
  • Dubuque Star Beer
  • Iowa Chops
  • Blue Bunny Ice Cream
  • Maid-Rite
  • Turkey Tenderloins
  • Venison Jerky



 

   

A TASTE OF IOWA
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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT IOWA?


  1. Iowa has a population of just over 3 million (2010) and its capital and largest city is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.

  2. In 1884, the Iowa Civil Rights Act apparently outlawed discrimination by businesses, reading: "All persons within this state shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of inns, restaurants, chophouses, eating houses, lunch counters, and all other places where refreshments are served, public conveyances, barber shops, bathhouses, theaters, and all other places of amusement."

  3. While Iowa is often viewed as a farming state, in reality agriculture is a small portion of a diversified economy, with manufacturing, biotechnology, finance and insurance services, and government services contributing substantially to Iowa's economy.

  4. Iowa's population is more urban than rural, with 61 percent living in urban areas in 2000, a trend that began in the early 20th century.

  5. Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa and the state's political and economic center. It is home to the Iowa State Capitol, the State Historical Society of Iowa Museum, Drake University, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Botanical Center, Principal Riverwalk, the Iowa State Fair, Terrace Hill, and the World Food Prize.

  6. Iowa, like most of the Midwest, has a humid continental climate throughout the state with extremes of both heat and cold.

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Free Financial Literacy Classes in Cedar Rapids!


WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Iowa City—Cedar Rapids Alumnae Chapter invites you to our FREE monthly events: MONEY MONDAYS

Begin your New Year with a plan to budget, save money, clean up your credit and pay off your debt! Again, this is a free program and it’s open to the public.

See registration info below

Where:
Cedar Rapids Downtown Library 450 5th Ave. SE Beems Auditorium

When:
Monday , February 22nd
Monday, March 21st
Monday, April 18th
Monday, May 23rd

Time:
6:30-8:00 PM

Cost:
FREE to ALL

Register your attendance to any and all of these FREE seminars on EVENTBRITE

MONEY MONDAYS is currently being advertised on Hooplanow.com, eventful.com and on the Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Attendees are to use EventBrite to secure their attendance.

QUESTIONS??
E-MAIL: ICCRALUMNAE@GMAIL.COM

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED

Budgeting
Make conscious decisions about how you’d prefer to use your money.

Saving
While it may seem difficult sometimes, chances are you have extra money you didn’t even know about.

Credit clean up
Your credit history is the foundation to financial stability.

Paying off debt
You can't wish debt away. But you can pay it down with determination and a plan.

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In this Community Voice short host Katie Roche interviews Art "Superman" Pennington, a Negro League baseball star who settled in Cedar Rapids after playing baseball in the Iowa City area in the 1950's. Mr. Pennington recalls race issues and hitting a home run off of a very famous pitcher.
 
Voices A Conversation About African Americans in Iowa Presented by I'll Make Me a World in Iowa pt 2
 
Iowa's 1st Black Female Judge. The investiture of Iowa's first woman, black District Associate Judge, Romonda Belcher, 5th Judicial District, Polk County. Friday, October 1, 2010.
 
 
DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Iowa
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 91.0% 2.5% 0.4% 1.6% 3.8%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

Iowa

Quick Facts:
  1. Iowa ranks #6 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 0.7%

  3. 50.9% of Iowans are female and 49.1% are male.


State Symbols:

Iowa Flag
The Flag of the State of Iowa


  • Flower - Wild Rose
  • Bird - Eastern Goldfinch
  • Song - “Song of Iowa”

    Nickname:  The Hawkeye State (official), The Tall Corn State.
    Motto(s):  Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.
    Capital:   Des Moines


5 Largest Cities:
  1. Des Moines
  2. Cedar Rapids
  3. Davenport
  4. Sioux City
  5. Iowa City
 


 
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