Des Moines, Iowa






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A Taste of Des Moines, Iowa

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT DES MOINES?

  1. Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population was 198,460.

  2. Des Moines is an important city in United States presidential politics as the capital of Iowa, which is home to the Iowa caucuses. The Iowa caucuses have been the first major electoral event in nominating the President of the United States since 1972.

  3. Metro Arts Alliance produces 'Jazz in July' every year, that offers free jazz shows daily at various venues throughout the city during the entire month of July. Wells Fargo ArenaWells Fargo Arena is the Des Moines area's primary venue for sporting events and concerts since its opening in 2005.

  4. Des Moines plays host to a growing number of nationally-acclaimed cultural events, including the annual Des Moines Arts Festival in June, Iowa State Fair in August, and the World Food Festival in October. On Saturdays from May through October, the popular Downtown Farmers' Market draws visitors from across the state. The Court Avenue Entertainment District is the city's preeminent downtown restaurant and nightclub destination.

  5. Among other annual cultural festivals include: ArtFest Midwest, Celebrasian Heritage Festival, Des Moines Pride Festival, Des Moines Renaissance Faire, Festa Italiana, Festival of Trees and Lights, Interrobang Film Festival, Latino Heritage Festival, Rib America Festival, Winefest, Wild Rose Film Festival, and the 80/35 Music Festival.

  6. Des Moines area has a warm summer type Humid continental climate, with hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Summer temperatures can often climb into the 90 F range, occasionally reaching 100 F. Humidity can be high in spring and summer, with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Fall brings pleasant temperatures and colorful fall foliage. Winters vary from moderately cold to bitterly cold, with low temperatures venturing below 0 F quite often.

Radio Stations
KJMC 89.3 FM Des Moines, IA Urban Contemporary
K213DV (KLOV) 90.5 FM Christian Contemporary
KIOA 93.3 FM Des Moines, IA Oldies
KZHZ 105.9 FM Patterson, IA Top-40
KKDM 107.5 FM Des Moines, IA Top-40
KPSZ 940 AM 15.0 mi. Des Moines, IA Religious
WHO 1040 AM 14.6 mi. Des Moines, IA News/Talk
KXNO 1460 AM 5.8 mi. Des Moines, IA Sports
KBGG 1700 AM 4.8 mi. Des Moines, IA Sports

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Demographics of Des Moines, Iowa

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

82.2%

9.50%

0.90%

4.20%

10.2%

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.

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Famous Blacks from Des Moines, Iowa

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Businesses in Des Moines, Iowa


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. African Salon -   2901 Douglas Ave - Des Moines IA 50310 (515) 255-9423 Secondary Number: (515) 274-1411

  2. Constance African Hair Braiding and Weaving Salon -   4815 University Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50311 (515) 255-5266

  3. Lowery Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  1150 E. 14th Street Des Moines, IA 50316 (515) 265-8061

  4. Mort's Beauty Salon -   1016 University Ave - Des Moines, IA 50314 (515) 288-2454

  5. Nellys Ville Hair Salon -   3213 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50316 (515) 244-0262

  6. Perfect Choice Hair & Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  7610 Wistful Vista Dr.Unt#1301 Des Moines, IA 50266 (515) 988-1831

  7. Sally Beauty Supply -   2333 Euclid Ave - Des Moines, IA 50310 (515) 255-6635

  8. Sally Beauty Supply -   5001 SE 14th St # A - Des Moines IA 50320 (515) 285-5150

  9. Sally Beauty Supply -   5001 Southeast 14th Street - Des Moines IA 50320 (515) 285-5150

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Ambers & Associates -  Category: Services -  Our company is helping a lot of people in this crazy economy. As a matter of fact, you may know some people who are having difficulty with their mortgages, worried about losing their jobs, or struggling financially. As a result of the benefits our company offers, we are helping people with all kinds of stressful issues they are facing today.

    We offer Identity Theft Protection, Life Event's Legal Protection and a Part-time/Full-time Home-Based Business to become recession-proof and build generation wealth through the African-American communities! Bottom line: we are offering Financial Empowerment, Legal Empowerment, Self Empowerment and Spiritual Empowerment.

    Go to the website and review all the information...I know there is something there to help you, your family, friends, colleagues, church members, acquaintances. Thank you and God Bless!     -  922-42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa (515) 249-6017  - (visit website)

  2. Feel and Initiate the Healing -  Category: Services -  Nonprofit Organization for Women out of Incarceration.     -  1708 Lincoln Ave Des Moines, Iowa (641) 781-1492

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Africa Cuisine Restaurant -   2500 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50310 (515) 277-7784

  2. Big Daddy's -   1000 E. 14th St. - Des Moines, IA 50316 (515) 262-0352 - (reviews)

  3. Chester's Fried Chicken Category: American Regional, Chicken, and Soul Food -   1621 University Ave. - Des Moines, IA 50314 (515) 288-8800 - (reviews)

  4. J & J Soul Food and Pizza -   1246 E 14th St - Des Moines, IA 50316 (515) 266-7511

  5. Ray Earl's Bar-B-Q & Soul Food -   3811 Douglas Ave. - Des Moines, IA 50310 (515) 339-0394

  6. Soul African Cafe -  Authentic African Cuisine -   Traditional Soul Food 'The Only African Restaurant in Iowa'  - 1241 6th Ave. - Des Moines, Iowa 50314 (515) 282-1625 - (reviews)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


I love funness and blacks. Crack kills, says two Des Moines Iowa Teens. Two guys relate a real life drug situation they had, very funny guys.

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel AME Church -   1528 E University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316 (515) 266-1205

  2. Kyles A M E Zion Church -   907 15th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314-1716 (515) 288-2391

  3. St Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church -   1201 Day Street, Des Moines, IA 50314-2219 (515) 288-4419

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Aura Ultra Lounge -   The music ranges from house to hip hop.   - 2700 University Ave - West Des Moines, IA 50266 - (515) 226-7836

  2. West Des Moines Funny Bone -   Text "dmfunny" at 68247  - 560 S Prairie View Drive Suite 100 West Des Moines, IA 50266 USA - (515) 270-2100 - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Black History Celebration -   (515) 465-2518 (Always call and confirm events.) Email Address : info@hometownperryiowa.org  - (visit website)

    Celebration and reunion at historic New Bethel Church. Prayer, music, singing, food.


  2. I'll Make Me a World in Iowa -  Held in January   Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines, Iowa non-stop performances on three stages, culture, art, history, displays, entertainment, soul food, kids activities and much more.  - (visit website)

    I'll Make Me a World in Iowa is one of central Iowa's premiere arts and cultural organizations offering world-class event. The award winning project, which has become a community cornerstone, targets educating all Iowans about Black culture.


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SCHOOLS

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