The Omaha Star, the oldest Black Female founded and run newspaper in the country, has been Nebraska’s largest African-American newspaper and the city’s most effective vehicle for improving the lives of African Americans. Since 1938, the policy of The Omaha Star has been to print 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 and Lake Streets, the Omaha Star building is a surviving symbol of culture, strength, journalism, information and education to individuals in Omaha and the surrounding areas.
The Omaha Star, with an audience 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 90,000 people.