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    • New Position Brings Life of Omaha Star Newly Appointed Interim Publisher Full Circle
    • OPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Logan Reflects on Her First Year in the Role
    • Second Baptist to Host Women’s Conference
    • Ben Gray among Omaha Press Club Hall of Fame Inductees
    • Another Case of Alzheimer’s
    • T.I. Awards Single Mother with $25K Scholarship

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    May 18 Conestoga Place Neighborhood Associations Clean Up »

    The OIC, Long School, Conestoga Place Neighborhood Associations and the 24th Street Corridor will host a neighborhood clean-up from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tires, furniture and other large items will be collected in the parking lot of Conestoga Elementary, 2115 Burdette..

  • May 21 Understanding Alzheimers »

    The Midlands Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 2501 Hamilton St. from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  The community is encouraged to attend.

  • May 23 Cornhusker Golf Tourament »

    Deadline to register for the 81st Cornhusker golf tournament to be held on June 1 & 2.  For more info, contact Earl Johnson at 402-960-6055 or Cornhuskergolf.com.

  • May 23 Restorative Justice Education »

    Learn about the Community Justice Center (CJC) and their ongoing effort to deliver Restorative Justice education and practices in metro Omaha at their open house from 6-8 p.m., at the Omaha Small Business Network building, 2505 N. 24th St.  For more info about this informative and exciting event, contact Terence Johnson at Terence.johnson@communityjusticecenter.org, Shakur Abdullah at shakur.abdullah@communityjusticecenter.org..

  • May 25 All White Day Party »

    Omaha Diversity Experience hosts Dress in All White Day Party, 4 p.m. at SandBar Grille, 3809 N. 90th St.  Tickets sold by Eventbrite.

  • May 26 Pastoral Anniversary for Rev. Brian E. Page »

    Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 5555 Larimore Ave, will honor their Pastor Brian E. Page with a 2nd annual Pastoral Anniversary celebration.  The 10:15 a.m. worship service speaker will be Rev. Jarrod Parker from St. Mark Baptist Church.  Rev. Dr. Cedric Perkins will bring the message at the 3:00 p.m. worship service.  The community is invited to share in this celebration of “A Strong Courageous Leader,” Joshua 1:9, Hebrews 13:17.

  • May 30 BRUSH UP Paint-A-Thon »

    Deadline to submit applications for the BRUSH UP Paint-A-Thon.  Qualified homeowners will have their homes painted at no charge on Saturday, Aug. 17.  Applications are available at any Wells Fargo Bank, online at www.brushupnebraska.org or by calling 211.

  • May 31-June 2 Taste of Omaha »

    Taste of Omaha, a community festival of great foods and entertainment will be held on the Riverfront.  The fun begins at 11 a.m. each day, but ending times vary.

  • May 31 Urban League African American Leadership Awards »

    30th Annual African American Leadership Awards, 7:00 p.m. at Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St.  For tickets, go to www.urbanleagueneb.com or phone 402-453-9730.

  • May 31 Reggae on the Mighty Mo »

    Rhythm Collective & River City Star hosts Reggae on the Mighty Mo abroad the River City Star from 9 p.m. – midnight.  Tickets available at www.rivercitystar.com.

  • June 1 Together to End Stroke Walk »

    American Heart Association and Black Family Health & Wellness Association, Inc. host Together to End Stroke Walk at 9 a.m.  Spend an energetic and informative morning at Fontenelle Park moving to end heart disease and stroke.  Register at www.heart.org/endstrokeomaha.

  • Welcome Frankie Jean Williams as Editor and Interim Publisher

     

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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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