Paying my respects to Chief War Eagle by Gubernatorial Candidate Marco Battaglia

Paying my respects to Chief War Eagle By Gubernatorial Candidate Marco Battaglia “TERRITORY, It’s just the body of the nation The people that inhabit it make its configuration PREJUDICE, Something we all can do without Cause a flag of many colors is what this land’s all about” Anthrax- Indians Wambdi Okicize is commonly known as […]

The Iowa Free Press Reflects on MLK JR DAY 2018

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be […]

Moore To Present ISU’s Martin Luther King Legacy Series Keynote On Jan 25

Author, combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar Wes Moore will present the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series keynote address at Iowa State University on Monday, Jan. 25. “Social Justice, Public Service and the Search for a Life that Matters” will be at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. It is free and […]

Iowa City to Host First Black Workers’ Conference

The Iowa City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is hosting its first ever Black Workers’ Conference on Jan. 16 to “bring together black workers active in their unions or communities.” Union members and area workers in the Hawkeye State are invited to the conference at the ICFL Hall on 940 S. Gilbert Court in Iowa City […]

Angela Davis to ‘INSPIRE’ at Fall Fundraiser

Dr. Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker at the Chrysalis Foundation’s 2016 INSPIRED fundraiser in Des Moines on September 29. The Chrysalis Foundation was founded in 1989 by social activist Louise Rosenfield Noun, Senator Elaine Szymoniak and attorney Barbara Barrett to “provide Iowa women and girls leadership skills, educational and economic opportunities, and a […]

Autumn Steele Documentary Slated for 2016 Release

A new documentary about the unarmed police shooting of Autumn Steele will be released in 2016. Currently titled Project Autumn, filmmakers have advertised the film as a documentary that will explore “the story of Autumn Steele who was shot and killed on Jan. 6 2015.” On the morning of January 6, 34-year-old Autumn Steele was […]

The Unarmed Shooting of Autumn Steele: One Year Later

The community of Burlington, Iowa will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the accidental shooting of 34-year Autumn Steele by police officer Jesse Hill on January 6, 2015. Steele’s family, friends and supporters will gather at the Burlington Police Department, located at 424 N. 3rd St. 52601 in Burlington, at 1 pm in their call for […]

Folk Singer Will Channel Labor Martyr Joe Hill in Cedar Rapids

Grammy-nominated folk singer John McCutcheon will perform in the one-man musical “Joe Hill’s Last Will” at the CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids on November 21. The stage show celebrates the legacy of Swedish-born songwriter and union activist Joe Hill, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.  Historian Philip S. Foner referred to him […]

Benefit for Jimi Strychnine: Lefty’s Hosts Fundraiser for Friend in Need

Lefty’s Live Music is hosting a fundraiser for Jimi “Strychnine” Scribner in Des Moines on November 21. Scribner served as the head chef at the House of Bricks performance venue in Des Moines and has worked there as a sound technician. Throughout the years he befriended many walks of life and has since become “a […]