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    • AARP’s ‘Be the Difference. Vote’ Stresses Importance of Voting in Midterms
    • OPS uses Four Action Steps for Emergency Response
    • Sen. Justin Wayne to Introduce Rental Housing Legislation
    • ‘I’m Not a Black Woman I’m a Christian’ – Actress and Evangelical Dismisses Race
    • United Way Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    • Something to Talk About – The Last Moment

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    Oct. 19 Delicate Imbalance Racial and Ethnic Disparity Summit »

    UNO Dept. of Black Studies and Reconnect, Inc. hosts Delicate Imbalance Racial and Ethnic Disparity Summit at UNO’s Community Engagement Center, 6400 S. University Rd North, CEC Bldg. from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Learn what you can do to ensure all youth, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have access to a fair juvenile justice system. Discuss system and non-system factors and what communities like Omaha can do to eliminate the disproportionality and racial and ethnic disparity. Register for the free event at eventbrite.com.


    Oct. 19 Important Voter Eligibility information »

    The deadline for registering online, through the DMV, or other agencies to be eligible to vote in the November 6, 2018 general election. This is also the postmark deadline for mailed-in registrations. Citizens also have until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26 to register in person at their county election office.


    Oct. 19 Great Plains Black History Museum's Exhibit »

    Great Plains Black History Museum’s exhibit, “Selma – the March for Freedom 50 Years Later,” runs through Dec. 29. The museum is located at 2221 N. 24th St. and is open at no charge, Thursday – Saturday, 1-5 p.m.


    Oct. 22 LEGO Club Halloween Edition »

    LEGO Club Halloween Edition at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Use black lights, glow-in-the-dark bricks, and your imaginations to build LEGO creations! For more info, phone 402-444-4850.


    Oct. 23 Spooktacular »

    Spooktacular at Florence Branch Library, 2920 Bondesson St., from 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy slightly scary stories, a bounce house, crafts, games, snacks and treats. Costumes are encouraged. Program provided in partnership with the Florence Community Center and Senior Center. For more info, phone 402-444-5299.


    Oct. 24 The Hate You Give Inspired Performance »

    Join Omaha Public Library and Beacon Story Lab for an evening inspired by Omaha Reads’ 2018 selection “The Hate U Give,” an award-winning novel by Angie Thomas. The show will open with a performance by Withlove, Felicia, followed by six community members sharing stories of identity. The free event will be held at The Union for Contemporary Arts, 2423 N. 24th St. from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Registration is required at eventbrite.com.


    Oct. 24 Omaha Performing Arts »

    Omaha Performing Arts presents dorrance dance ETM: Double Down at the Orpheum Theater. Tickets are available at TICKETOMAHA.COM OR 402-345-0606.


    Oct. 25 Anime Club Horror Edition »

    Anime Club Horror Edition at Washington Branch Library, 2868 Ames Ave, from 4-5:30 p.m. Watch and discuss your favorite horror anime. This event is for teens. For more info, phone 402-444-4849.


    Oct. 26 Important Voter Eligibility Information »

    The deadline to register in person at your county election office to be eligible to vote in the November 6, 2018 general election. You have until 6:00 p.m.


    Oct. 26 Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed, 6 p.m. »

    Oct. 26 Jeff Quinn's Spooky Magic Show »

    Jeff Quinn’s Spooky Magic Show at Milton R. Abrahams Branch Library, 5111 N. 90th St., from 2-2:45 p.m. This fun, family-friendly magic show will contain spooky (but not scary) tricks, lots of audience participation, and age-appropriate humor for both kids and adults. For more info, phone 402-444-6284.


    Oct. 27 NOAH Free Clinic Event »

    NOAH Free Clinic, 5620 Ames Ave, is helping the community with Blocking Out Obstacles at their B.O.O. Fest from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy free family fun at this fall festival of health, featuring health screenings, flu shots, food, face painting, a costume contest, raffles and prizes. For more info, phone 402-933-0737.


    Oct. 27 Spooky Science »

    Spooky Science at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., from 2-3 p.m. Participate in Halloween-themed, hands-on experiments exploring static electricity, chemical reactions and density. Make “bloody” hand prints, dancing ghosts and more! Things may get messy; please dress accordingly.


    Oct. 27 Fontenelle Forest Event »

    Trick or Treat with woodland creatures at Fontenelle Forest from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy face painting, an epic leaf pile and crafts. Kiddos 11 and up can discover what lurks in the Forest while they creep along the Haunted Boardwalk. For ticket costs or more info, visit: fontenelleforest.org


    Oct. 28 Pancake Man »

    The Pancake Man will be flipping pancakes at Sacred Heart School, 2205 Binney St., from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The breakfast benefits the L.G. and Shirley Harrison Memorial Scholarship. For tickets or more info, contact Lisa Jackson at ljackson@shsomaha.com or 402-455-5858.


    Oct. 28 Children's Business Fair »

    Acton Academy hosts Acton Children’s Business Fair to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in children 6-17. The fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. at KANEKO. For more info, phone Rachel Benson at 402-547-8188.


    Oct. 30 Connecting the Dots »

    Connecting the Dots: A Fundraiser for the Human Trafficking Initiative will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Harper Center, 602. N. 20th St. The luncheon speaker will be FBI agent Anna Brewer, an expert in the fight against human trafficking. For more info, visit https://business-creighton.edu/events.


    Oct. 31 Halloween Fun Fest »

    Halloween Fun Fest at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Youth and their caregivers are welcome to wear their favorite costumes to enjoy a shadow (slightly scary!) storytime, get creative with make-and-take crafts, and make some delicious treats. After the party, go trick-or-treating in the library! Groups of 10 or more, please register by emailing mmollner@omahalibrary.org. For more info, phone 402-444-4800.


    Oct. 31 Halloween Pizza Party »

    The 2018 Union Fellows are hosting a Halloween Pizza Party in the Prospect Village Pocket Park on 35th and Franklin St. This free, family-friendly event will kick off at 6 p.m. with the unveiling of a new community pizza oven, built and installed in the park by the Union Fellows. Other activities will include musical performances from Fellows Chikadibia Ebirim and Dominique Morgan, face painting and kids activities with Fellow Ashley Laverty, and of course, plenty of pizza to go around!


    Nov. 5 Deadline for in-person early voting at election commission office. »

    Nov. 6 Statewide General Election Day. Polls open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. »

    Nov. 6 Deadline to return early voting ballots to election commission office or drop box location, 8 p.m. »

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

    Where Leaders Are Made 2401 Lake St.

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness 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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