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    • Board of Education Names Cheryl Logan as Next Superintendent of OPS
    • Kenneth Chenault Joins Facebook
    • 100 Black Men of Omaha hold African-American History Challenge
    • Octavia Spencer Buys Out Theater for Kids to See ‘Black Panther’
    • As We Honor … Remembering Black History
    • Mentoring Matters
    • Health = Wealth
    • Educational Programs Target Dementia Caregivers

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Feb. 12 Sweet Hearts Dinner & Dance »

Sweet Hearts Dinner & Dance for married and engaged couples at the DC Center, 11830 Stonegate Dr. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 7:00. To purchase tickets phone Aryka at 402-637-5502 or Joshua at 402-637-5501.


Feb. 14 Black Men United Event »

Black Men United is hosting The Hungry Club in celebration of Black History Month from noon till 1p.m., at Big Mama’s Kitchen, 3223 N. 45th St. The featured speaker will be Dr. Richard Brown, PhD, ACHE, CPHHE REACH Executive Director, Creighton University Health Program.


Feb. 15 Arc of Justice »

A video and discussion of “Arc of Justice” will be held from 1-1:50 p.m. in room 114 at the MCC Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St. Attendees will learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the journey of African-American farmers in the South.


Feb. 15 Lozier Omaha Talk Table »

Lozier Omaha Table Talk: Quarterly Race Dialogues: Race and News, Weitz CEC Room 201, 6001 Dodge St, Omaha, Nebraska 68182, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hear and discuss the experiences and best practices of media influencers regarding the coverage of race in the news.


Feb. 16 FREE Health Fair »

FREE health fair from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the West Atrium, located inside the Durham Outpatient Center on the Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center campus (4400 Emile Street). Enjoy heart-healthy snacks, group yoga sessions, giveaways, a heart art station, blood pressure checks, vascular screenings and much more.


Feb. 21 Black Men United Event »

Black Men United’s The Hungry Club continues its celebration of Black History Month from noon till 1p.m., at Big Mama’s Kitchen, 3223 N. 45th St. The featured speaker will be Dell Gines, MBA, MSF, CECD, PhD Candidate, Senior Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.


Feb. 23 Jean Bell Soul Food Luncheon »

Jean Bell Soul Food Luncheon will be held on the 2nd floor of The Center Mall from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For tickets, contact Monika Bell at 402-708-6555. All donations and proceeds from the luncheon will go toward the Jean F. Bell Memorial Scholarship fund, which will provide book and academic scholarships to deserving high school students matriculating to college.


Feb. 24 Dream Keepers Banquet »

St. John’s A.M.E. church will host their 3rd annual Dream Keepers banquet at the church, 2402 N. 22nd St. The 2018 honoree is the North B.E.A.R.S. organization. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are available for purchase by phoning the church at 402-345-1070.


Feb. 25 Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities »

“Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” will air on NET at 9:30 p.m. CT, as part of the Black History Month “Independent Lens” series on PBS.


Feb. 27 Tri-Faith Initiative/Lozier Omaha Table Talk »

Tri-Faith Initiative / Lozier Omaha Table Talk: Gender Gap & Religious Practices, Weitz CEC Room 201, 6001 Dodge St, Omaha, Nebraska 68182, 6–7:30 p.m. The Table Talk will include a panel discussion featuring Tri-Faith leaders Rabbi Deana Berezin of Temple Israel, Rev. Dr. Chris Alexander of Countryside Community Church, and Nuzhat Mahmood of the American Muslim Institute.


Feb. 28 Black Men United Event »

Black Men United’s The Hungry Club continues its celebration of Black History Month from noon till 1p.m., at Big Mama’s Kitchen, 3223 N. 45th St. The featured speaker will be Dr. Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA, Associate Vice Provost Health Sciences, Professor of Surgery (Ophthalmology) Professor of Preventive Medicine & Public Health Creighton University.


Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday Free Toastmasters Club Lunch and Learn at Noon »

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The Omaha Star, in existence for more than 70 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 & Lake Street, 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.

 

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