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    • And We’ll Rise Up – Students Making Their Voices Heard
    • 2nd Annual “Men of Courage” Convening With Dr. Wes Bellamy
    • Omaha Star Family Loses Cherished Member
    • Omaha Star;s #BlackPantherChallenge Event Attended by Over 225 Anxious Moviegoers
    • Former First Lady Takes to Twitter to Praise ‘Panther’
    • Alzheimer’s Association to Host Nebraska’s Largest Dementia Conference
    • ABC News’ Ginger Zee to Headline 2018 Nebraska Science Festival
    • Nobody Can Take Away Your History

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Feb. 23 Mt. Calvary Community Church - Lenten Friday Fish Fry »

It’s the annual Lenten Friday Fish Fry at Mt. Calvary Community Church, 5112 Ames Ave. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and dinner is 4-8 p.m. The menu is a choice of a whole catfish or a catfish fillet, spaghetti, coleslaw, pickles, bread and cake. Delivery is available on 3 or more dinners. For cost and more info, phone Sister Molly Reynolds at 402-457-4216. They will be frying fish every Friday through March 30.

Feb. 23 St. Benedict Moor Church Fish Fry »

St. Benedict the Moor Church, 2423 Grant will serve fish dinners from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. every Friday through March 23. The meal includes a choice of a fried or baked catfish fillet, green beans, spaghetti and a dessert. Delivery is available for 5 or more dinners. For cost or more info, phone 402-348-0631.

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 Black History in the Village »

Have family fun and learn a little something at Black History in the Village from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on 24th & Lake St. Then come back for some adult fun from 6-10 p.m. For more details, see the ad in this issue.

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.

Feb. 28 Panel Discussion »

A Panel Discussion: Omaha Stories featuring Jade Rogers will be held in UNO’s Criss Library from 6–7 p.m. As part of the Criss Library’s oral history project, Omaha Stories, Jade Rogers will discuss local history, historical memory and oral history with a focus on stories from women and people of color that are often overlooked in the historical record.

Mar. 3 Learning to Live with Dementia »

Learning to Live with Dementia, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Faith Westwood United Methodist Church, 4814 Oaks Lane. This free two-part workshop focuses on the various types of dementia and how to manage symptoms. The program covers: Dementia Basics and other related topics. To register, contact Nancy Flaherty at 402-312-9324 or email Participants are asked to attend both days.

Mar. 4 14th Annual Walk & Roll for Disabilities »

Star Wars characters, face painting, musicians, clowns and a chance to help a great cause at the 14th Annual Walk & Roll for Disabilities, sponsored by the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, at 10:30 a.m. at Oak View Mall. Online registration is open through March 1. At the event, registration will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. For more info and to register, visit:

Mar. 4 Job Interviews for Omaha Parks & Recreation »

Omaha Parks and Recreation will hold open interviews for various jobs including lifeguards, golf concessions, recreation programmers, camp counselors, and grounds maintenance workers from 2-5 p.m. at Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave. Applicants must apply online at for each position they are interested in prior to the interview.

Mar. 5 Lozier Omaha Table Talk: Reclaiming our Democracy »

Lozier Omaha Table Talk: Reclaiming our Democracy: Centering the Margins of Political Engagement, Weitz CEC Room 201, 6001 Dodge St, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This event begins UNO’s Women and Public Policy Week with a panel discussion on the current voids of intersectional representation. Facilitators will lead table discussions covering barriers and solutions to full representation. Register at

Mar. 6 Lozier Omaha Table Talk: Sexual Harassment »

Lozier Omaha Table Talk & Training: Sexual Harassment, SAC Federal Credit Union, 7200 Towne Center Pkwy, 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This Omaha Table Talk and training is a collaboration event between Inclusive Communities and the City of Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department. Register at

Mar. 10 Black History Workshop »

The Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St., is hosting a series of black history workshops presented by Preston Love Jr. This workshop will focus on Black Voting from the 15th Amendment and today’s African American politics. The free workshop will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. and the subject matter is suitable for middle school students through adults.

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

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Happy Black History Month


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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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