Logan Paul: The Most Hated Man on the Internet – For Now.

If you’ve seen a broad shouldered, good-looking white dude with golden locks on your timeline recently – it was most likely Logan Paul.

On any other occasion, seeing Paul on your timeline wouldn’t be a big deal. On the internet he is a celebrity in his own right  as a bonafide “Youtuber” with over 15 million subscribers. Known on the platform as a “daily vlogger,” he records his every day life for all to see.

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President Trump: The War on Christmas is Over

While today might be a great excuse for those who celebrate Christmas to stuff their face with food, give loved ones gifts and then take a long nap on the couch – I thought I’d share a few words on the eternal battle of Happy Holidays vs Merry Christmas.

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#MinorityPopulationPodcast Ep 4 – Interview w/ David McCartney University of Iowa Archivist

Weren’t around during the 1960’s but want to know what Iowa City was like? You’re in luck.

I got to interview David McCartney an archivist at the University of Iowa Special Collections. McCartney curated an online exhibit  “Uptight and Laid-back: Iowa City in the 1960s,” which launched during the spring 2016 Social Justice Theme Semester. The exhibit features everything from civil rights activism, the anti-war movement, and other political movements of the peace and love era. Make sure to listen to our interview below and let me know what you think.

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#MinorityPopulationPodcast Ep 3 – Interview w/ Monica Stone, Deputy Director of the Iowa Department of Human Rights

Hello, everyone! Today I bring you another episode of the #MinorityPopulationPodcast. On this episode, I spoke with Monica Stone, deputy director of the Iowa Department of Human Rights. The department is a state government agency that works to ensure basic rights, freedoms and opportunities for all by empowering underrepresented Iowans and eliminating economic, social and cultural barriers.

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My mom lost her best friend because she was Hispanic

“I can’t be friends with you anymore.”

These are the words my young mother heard from her childhood best friend after her father found out she was Hispanic.

The year was 1977 and my mom and her best friend were sophomores in high school. They had been hanging out together at my mom’s house after school and decided to bike over to Sarah’s house for dinner. When they arrived, both of her parents were already seated at the dinner table waiting for the two girls. They ate dinner, had a good meal and conversation. When dinner was over, my mom went on her way home. At school the next day, Sarah was avoiding my mom like the plague. They didn’t speak in any of the classes they had together nor did they eat lunch together like they always did. After school, the two typically walked home together – but not that day.

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#MinorityPopulationPodcast Episode 3 – Interview w/ Kristin Johnson, Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and stuffed your face with plenty of turkey and pumpkin pie.

Over my Thanksgiving break, I was able to conduct a handful of interviews with experts in the field of civil rights. One of those experts was Kristin Johnson, Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.  The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is a law enforcement agency within the state of Iowa whose main mission is to end discrimination within the state of Iowa and uphold and enforce the Iowa Civil Rights Act.

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