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    • My Sister’s Keeper Prepares for May 4 Walk
    • Omaha: There’s No Place Like Home for Singles
    • America After the Civil War
    • Grateful for Heaven but Focusing on God

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    March 23 Morning Star Baptist Food Pantry »

    Morning Star Baptist, 2019 Burdette St., will host their citywide food pantry from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Take bags and boxes with you.


    March 25 New Era Baptist Convention of Nebraska, Inc. »

    New Era Baptist Convention of Nebraska, Inc. will host their Semiannual United Prayer Service at Pilgrim Baptist Church at 7 p.m.


    March 29 Black City Hall Live Forum »

    Eric Ewing, Executive Director of the Great Plains Black History Museum, will be the guest speaker at the monthly Black City Hall Live Forum at 11:30 a.m., at Emory’s Café, 2118 N. 24th St.


    March 29/30 FREE Dental Clinic »

    The Nebraska Mission of Mercy – a free dental clinic – will be held from 5:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days at Brownell Talbot School, 400 Happy Hollow Blvd. Up to 2,000 uninsured or under-insured people will receive services on a first come, first served basis. For more info, visit nebraskamissionofmercy.com.


    March 29 Black City Hall Live Forum »

    Eric Ewing, Executive Director of the Great Plains Black History Museum, will be the guest speaker at the monthly Black City Hall Live Forum at 11:30 a.m., at Emory’s Café, 2118 N. 24th St.


    March 29 3rd Annual African Cultural Night »

    Join the Pan African Student Organization in celebrating the 3rd Annual African Cultural Night from 6-10 p.m. at UNO’s Sapp Fieldhouse, 6001 Dodge St. It’s a night filled with African cuisine, entertainment and dancing. African attire or formal wear is highly encouraged. Tickets are available at the Dept. of Black Studies on the UNO campus, ASH 184 and Eventbrite. For more info, phone Maryse Zekpa at 402-213-7641.


    March 30 5th Annual Prayer Breakfast »

    Allen Chapel and St. John AMEC will host their 5th Annual Prayer Breakfast, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John, 2402 N. 22nd St. There are two prices; adults and children over 10. Featured guests will be Rev. Brandee Mimitzraiem, Pastor of The Mighty Quinn Chapel AMEC, Lincoln Nebraska and The wonderful Quinn Chapel Choir. This year’s theme is, “The Power of Prayer, Peace and Love.” Join the fellowship & feel the love. The community is invited.


    March 30 21st Annual Black Family Health & Wellness Association Health Fair »

    21st Annual Black Family Health & Wellness Association Health Fair, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at North High School, 4410 N. 36th St. Free blood pressure, hearing, dental and vision screenings, flu shots and STD testings are a few of the services available to your family. Follow them on Facebook @BFHWAOMAHA


    April 2 Morning Star Baptist Church 20th Pastoral Celebration »

    Morning Star Baptist Church, 2019 Burdette St., is observing their 20th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration with worship services and community events each month leading to the Sept. 1 Pastoral Anniversary Service at 10 a.m. A 7 p.m. worship service will be held on this date at the church.


    April 4 Smooth Jazz with Ed Archibald »

    It’s Smooth Jazz with Ed Archibald from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Ozone Lounge, 7220 F St. Enjoy the sounds of Thomas Wells on bass, John Mertz on guitar, Andre Stennis on drums, Craig Franklin on keys, and of course, Archibald doing what he do!


    April 4 Urban Abbey Event »

    Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St., will host a book signing from 6:30-8:15 p.m. “Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer & Christian Spirituality is written by Creighton University Doctoral Scholar, Anthony Maranise, and illustrated by Mirjana Walther, Creighton class of 2020. Proceeds from the book will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


    April 7 Humanitarian Brunch »

    Humanitarian Brunch 2019 will be held at Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. Join Inclusive Communities as they honor and recognize individuals dedicated to making Omaha a more inclusive community, featuring Guest Speaker Vu Le. The Brunch will start at noon with a happy hour, featuring a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar until 1 p.m. A hosted brunch and program will follow immediately afterward. For tickets or more info, visit www.inclusive-communities.org


    April 9 Race Relations Dinner and Discussion »

    When someone actually believes racism is no longer a problem, what do you say? A Race Relations Dinner and Discussion on the film “Color of Fear” will be held at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., from 6-9 p.m. Tickets for this public event are on sale at Eventbrite through April 8 at 5 p.m.


    April 11 LGBTQ+ Elected Officials Forum »

    Oneiowa and OutNebraska will host LGBTQ+ Elected Officials Forum at River’s Edge Pavilion, 4250 River’s Edge Pkwy, from 6:30-8 p.m.


    April 12 100 Black Men of Omaha's 14th Annual Men of Honor Awards Dinner & Fundraiser »

    The 100 Black Men of Omaha will host the 14th Annual Men of Honor Awards Dinner & Fundraiser, themed “Blueprint for the Future” at Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. The program and dinner will follow at 6:30. This year’s keynote speaker is the 100 Black Men of America Inter-Faith Committee Chairman and Senior Pastor Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III.


    April 13 National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Greater Omaha Chapter Event »

    The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Greater Omaha Chapter hosts “Sisternomics: Managing Your Dollars Wiseley, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Money Matters Conference will be held on the MCC Fort Omaha campus, 32nd & Sorenson Pkwy, in Bldg 22. The keynote speaker is ShirleyAnn M. Robertson, CLTC. For more info, phone 402-281-3398. For tickets, visit nc100bwomaha.org or Eventbrite.


    April 13 REALationship Conference »

    This year’s free REALationship Conference, for young ladies ages 15-21, will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Creighton’s Harper Center, 602 N. 20th St. Conference topics include Yoga as a Tool to Manage Stress, Relationship Violence, Self- Harming – Love vs Hate, Ending Human Trafficking Starts with Me, and more. Advanced registration is required at: http://bit.ly/Realationships2019. For more info, contact Theola.Cooper@cityofomaha.org


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

    Where Leaders Are Made 2401 Lake St.

    The Omaha Community Wishes You Well Phyllis J. Hicks

     

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