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2216 N. 24th Street Omaha, NE 68110 Phone: (402) 346-4041 Fax: (402) 346-4064 Listed on the National Register of Landmark Places 2008      

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In the Village, Things to do, people to see, places to go!

February 14 & 22 - 101.3FM The Beat will host The Midwest Poetry Vibe 2017 featuring The Last Few Band with Big Wade on keys, Andrew Brookins on drums, and Greg Bowie on bass, at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St. The Feb. 14 theme is “Vibe My Valentine.” “Center stage on the Mic ‘The Finale’" is the theme for Feb. 22. Open mic begins at 9 p.m. Show starts at 10:00. Mix and Mingle Hour is from 12-1 a.m. with old school Hip Hop and Neo Soul dance music. For cost and more info, phone 402-502-5291.

February 16 - In conjunction with Black History Month, Metropolitan Community College will host “Black Lives Matter: Strategies for Omaha,” from 10:30-11:45 a.m. This panel will discuss: How is #BlackLivesMatter and its ideal of “unapologetic blackness” shaping a new dialogue around civil rights in the 21st Century, what’s next for activists pushing for progress and how should people of all races engage with the movement and become allies for equality. Panelists include Pastor Tony E. Sanders and Rev. Kenneth A. Allen Sr. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more info, phone 531-MCC-2253.

February 16 – In conjunction with Black History Month, UNO will host a Health & Wellness Fair for a Healthy Soul from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Milo Bail Student Center in the Nebraska and Aksarben rooms.

February 16 - Great news "OMAHA IS HIRING AGAIN" with a huge array of fields available! Expect 15 employers participating, details at OmahaJobs.com. The job fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Ralston Arena, 7300 Q Street. Look for the job fair street signs. Full time, part time and seasonal openings including internship jobs available. Bring resumes, be prepared for onsite interviews, dress the part; first impressions are very important!

February 16 - Domestic violence takes place in Black communities at a higher rate than average. Come learn about this challenging issue and how we can develop a culture that protects those who need it most. The two hour event is being hosted by Black Men United and will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Kumani Center, 4200 N. 30th St..

February 17 – Urban League of Nebraska’s “I AM” young ladies conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. For registration or more info, phone Nicole Mitchell at 402-453-9730 x137.

February 17-18 – Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St., presents “Marvin Gaye meets Miles Davis,” featuring Johnny Britt, a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, trumpeter, arranger and composer who just scored big in performances in 2 Oscar nominated films, La La Land and Hidden Figures. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8:00. For cost and more info, phone 402-502-5291.

February 17 – Tickets are going fast for Performing Artists Repertory Theatre’s “Beehive A 25 Year Reunion” with original cast members including Kathy Tyree and Tiffany White-Welchen. The production is at the PART Theatre in the Crossroads mall. Performances on 2/17 and 2/24 will be held at 7:00 p.m. The 2/19 and 2/26 performances will be held twice at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

February 18 - Great Plains Black History Museum and Interpretive Center hosts “CIVIL RIGHTS: How Omaha Evolved” presented by LeClara Gilreath at the museum’s exhibit space in the Crossroads mall. The 90 minute presentation will begin at 1 p.m. The topic is suitable for middle-school students through adults. Registration is preferred at gpbhm2015@gmail.com.

February 18 - 2nd Annual Dream Keeper's Award honoring Kathy J. Trotter, with special guest Isaiah Butler, "The Soaring Violinist," at the Historic St. John's AME Church, 2402 N. 22nd St., Ticket price includes dinner to be served at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6:15 p.m. For ticket price and more info, phone 402-345-1070, Tues-Thurs 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rev. Leslie R. White is pastor of St. John’s.

February 19 – "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots" ~ Marcus Garvey. Fellowship Christian Center and Black Men United hosts “Take a Black Youth to Worship,” featuring keynote speaker Larry Duncan from 4-6 p.m. The event will be held at Fellowship, 3211 Pinkney St., where Rev. Edward Rollerson is the pastor.

February 20 – Great Plains Black History Museum and Interpretive Center hosts “Black Love” presented by Jade Rogers at the museum’s exhibit space in the Crossroads mall. The 90 minute presentation will begin at 1 p.m. The topic is suitable for middle-school students through adults. Registration is preferred at gpbhm2015@gmail.com

February 8 – Meet Bishop Vashti McKenzie when she speaks during MCC’s Black History month event. This event will be held on the south campus from 6:30-8:00 p.m. For more info, see the article in this issue.

Weather Forecast

Fire Weather Watch

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