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What’s in the Latest Edition

    • Stacey Abrams to be featured Speaker at 2019 Lunch for Girls Inc.
    • Camille Metoyer Moten Makes History as President of Omaha Downtown Rotary
    •  Ailey II Takes the Stage at Orpheum Theater
    • Jo Giles Announces Run for Douglas County Commission
    • Retirement Transition Workshops to be Offered at Omaha Public Library
    • Inspiration and Hope for Breast Cancer Survivors
    • Why the Flu Shot Cannot Give You Flu
    • North Omaha, Down for the Cause, Not Down for the Count
    • AKA to Award Eight Scholarships

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  • October 08 Omaha Public Library Teen Hangout »

    Omaha Public Library (OPL) Teen Hangout – Calling all Anime and Manga fans and newbies.  Come watch episodes and explore/compare Manga counterparts at the Florence branch, 2920 Bondesson St., from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Drinks & snacks provided. For more info, phone 402-341-1866.

  • October 11 Omaha Public Library Storytime »

    Omaha Public Library Storytime will include an opera themed book and opera/vocal activities with Opera Omaha musicians at the Florence branch, 2920 Bondesson St., from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  For more info phone 402-444-5299.more info, phone 402-280-2700.

  • October 11 Young Black Influential Event »

    The Union for Young Black Influential Omaha is excited to host their meet-up at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St., from 5-7 p.m.  Participants will have an opportunity to view the “Undesign the Redline” exhibit.  There will be food and lots of networking.  For more info, phone the Union at 402-933-3161.

  • October 12 Mt. Moriah Baptist Host Gospel Musical »

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2602 N. 24th St., will host gospel artists Mark A. Turner, saxophonist; Jerome & Charita Howard, recording artists; and Liz Gre’ Lassiter, inspirational songstress at 6:00 p.m.  For more info phone 402-451-6800.

  • October 13 Mt. Moriah Church Anniversary »

      Mt. Moriah Baptist Church 132nd Anniversary Celebration at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Guest preachers will be Pastor Dwayne Hawkins, Pastor Cedric Perkins and Pastor Jarrod Parker.  For more info, phone 402-451-8800.

  • October 16 Union for Comtemporary Documentary »

    The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St., presents the Punk the Capital; Building a Sound Movement.  The documentary explores the punk scene in Washington, DC from 1976-1983.  For more info phone 402-933-3161.

  • October 20 A Wedding Show »

    A Wedding Show Like No Other will be held at the Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more info, visit weddingessentialsmagazine.com.

  • October 22 Evening with Former Senator Bob Kerry »

    Creighton University-Presidential Lecture Series presents An Evening with Former Senator Bob Kerry in the Mike & Josie Harper Center, Hixon-Lied Auditorium, 602 N. 20th St., from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  This event is free and open to the community.  For more info, phone 402-280-3850.from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on N. 24th Street from Cuming to Lake Streets.

  • October 22 Johnny Rodgers Scholarship Luncheon »

    Johnny Rodgers Scholarship Luncheon will honor Johnny Rodgers Career and Technical Education Scholarship recipients.   This event is hosted by Metropolitan Community College at the Fort Omaha Campus, Building 22, Swanson Conference Center Room 201A/201B from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  For more info, email events@mccneb.edu.

  • October 28 Career in Tech Boot Camp »

    Career in Tech Boot Camp, hosted by Urban League of Nebraska, Heartland Workforce and AIM Code School.  If you are interested in a career in technology, this boot camp is for you.  Registration is required and can be completed online at urbanleagueneb.com.  You must be over 17 and have a high school diploma or GED.  For more info, phone the Urban League at 402-453-9730.  The camp runs through December 27.

  • October 30 Trunk-Or-Treat Event »

    Adams Park Community Center, 3230 John Creighton Blvd, hosts Trunk-Or-Treat from 6-8 p.m.  Enjoy FUN activities, crafts and games for the whole family including a Gaga pit, bounce house, hot dogs, popcorn, raffles and musical performances by Enjoli & Timeless and others.  You don’t want to miss this! This event is free and open to the community.  Empowerment Network.

  • Welcome Frankie Jean Williams as Editor and Interim Publisher

     

    Welcome to the Omaha Star

    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 & 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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