“Down for the Cause, Not Down for the Count” is a special series of articles that puts a magnifying glass on this divided city to help us accept what cannot be changed, and to change what we can.
The series is made possible by a Community Network grant for $25,000 from the Facebook Journalism Project and the Lensfest Institute for Journalism. The Omaha Star was one of the first 23 media organizations in the country to receive the grant. The selection committee awarded the funds with a “special emphasis on the needs of news deserts and underrepresented communities.”
Please note: Due to precautions for limiting public contact to limit the spread of the Coronavirus the mayor’s office said Omaha will follow the governor’s guidelines and limit public gatherings to ten people or less. The restrictions apply to day cares, bars, restaurants, and fitness centers. However, Omaha’s Eppley Airfield, shopping malls, grocery stores and private offices are not included in this advisory. The new restriction includes bars and restaurants. “We hope that our bar and restaurant owners will be very responsible and they will limit them on their own,” Stothert said.
2423 Grant St. 402-348-0631
Election day at Clair Memorial United Methodist Church is cancelled
Side Hustle Saturday: Building Business in the Community, AIM Institute, 1905 Harney St, 2PM-5PM
Create Your Perfect 20/20 Financial Vision, Metro Community College, Swanson Conference Center, 32nd & Sorenson; 9-2:30PM
Annual Palm Sunday Breakfast will be held on Sunday, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the Lothrop Social Hall, 3232 North 24th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68110. Dine In or Take Out
a monthly Christian Empowerment gathering April 10 (6:30pm) April 11 (10am) Parkway Church of God, 1202 East Browne, Omaha
CANCELLED FOR MARCH 2020
At this time, we would like to announce the closure of the Great Plains Black History Museum to the public. This closure is effective today through Wednesday, April 8th. The GPBHM will reopen to visitors on Thursday, April 9th.
The Omaha Star, in existence for more than 80 years, has been Nebraska’s largest African-American newspaper and the city’s most effective device to improve the lives of African Americans. Since 1938, the policy of The Omaha Star has been to print only positive news and to be a vigilant champion for African-American progress. Located in the heart of Omaha’s African-American community, two blocks south of 24th and Lake Streets, the Omaha Star building is a surviving symbol of culture, strength, positive journalism, information and education to individuals in Omaha and the surrounding areas.
The Omaha Star, with its circulation of approximately 30,000, was found in a survey conducted in 2001 to be read six times before being discarded. In its history, The Omaha Star has never missed an edition. Its archives are a miniature history of Omaha’s black community, a population of well over 60,000 people.