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    • Second Baptist to Host Women’s Conference
    • Ben Gray among Omaha Press Club Hall of Fame Inductees
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  • July 5 Jan Schiltmeijer: BREAK »

    The B Side of Benson Theatre, 6058 Maple St., will host a B Side Gallery art opening featuring Jan Schiltmeijer: “BREAK” from 6-10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a full cash bar available. The artwork will be on display in the B Side Gallery throughout July.

  • July 11 Farmers Market at Charles Drew Health Center »

    2915 Grant St., returns. Fresh produce will be available on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The market ends on August 29.

  • July 11 Free Fun in the Park at Miller Park Pavilion »

    OPD Northeast Precinct Advisory Committee and friends host Free Fun in the Park at Miller Park Pavilion from 4-8 p.m. for boys and girls ages K-7. Activities include swimming, food, fun, prizes and a bike raffle. This is a community policing event designed to provide a positive opportunity to engage with law enforcement as well as a safe environment for outdoor activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Everyone entering the pool must wear a swimsuit; including parents and guardians.

  • July 12 Best Fish in Town »

    Enjoy the “Best Fish in Town” when St. Benedict the Moor serves it up hot and fresh. Dinners include a fried or baked catfish fillet, green beans, spaghetti and dessert. You can dine in or take out from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at St. Benedict Social Hall, 2423 Grant St. Get free delivery on 5 or more dinners. For more info, phone 402-348-0631.

  • July 13 Zest of Summer Fest »

    Get ready for FREE family fun in the sun when the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St., hosts the Zest of Summer Fest from 12-4:30 p.m. Enjoy entertainment in the amphitheater, great prizes, carnival games and so much more. Water stations and vendor booths will be available.

  • July 16 First United Methodist Church Race Relations Discussions »

    will continue July-September in partnership with Policy Research & Innovation and Douglas County Nebraska Dedicated Service Community Involvement. The Cultural Humility discussion will be held at the church, 7020 Cass St., from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

  • July 21 Men Who Cook »

    Enjoy culinary creations when the Urban League Guild presents Men Who Cook at The Venue at Highlander, 2120 N. 30 St. For tickets or more info, phone Kathy J. Trotter at 402-658-1259.

  • July 23 Diversity Agent Recruitment »

    The FBI Omaha Field Office will host a Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event from 5-8 p.m. Special Agents and Professional Staff from the FBI will be available to discuss career opportunities. The info session is free, by invitation only. Interested candidates should visit, click on “Apply to Jobs,” search “DAR” and choose “DAR Omaha Talent Network,” read the job summary and click “Start.” After completing the questionnaire, qualified candidates will receive an invitation to the event with specific details on location, etc.

  • July 27 The Omaha Star Turns 81! »

    Help the Omaha Star celebrate our 81st anniversary by enjoying a movie (The Wiz) under the stars. The family friendly event will be held at the Bryant Center basketball court (24th & Burdette). Enjoy music face painting, balloons, hula hoops, and more prior to the movie. Popcorn, soda and water will be provided. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at 8:00 p.m.

  • July 28 Afro Grill Fest 2019 »

    Taste, feel, smell and witness the art of African grilling when Afromaha hosts Afro Grill Fest 2019 at Benson Park from 2-8 p.m. For more info, visit

  • Welcome Frankie Jean Williams as Editor and Interim Publisher


    Welcome to the Omaha Star

    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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