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North Omaha Food for the Family

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North Omaha Food for the Family

By: Samantha Lu, a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class. Omaha has been enriched with many cultural foods and we have now started to spotlight more restaurants that are African American owned and celebrating the food they make. There are many hidden gems around the Omaha area and some very well-known spots that almost everyone has tried already. More restaurant options have been explored and here are some suggestions for your next visit around the Omaha area. During Juneteenth, take the time to support local restaurants that have a rich history in Omaha...

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Omaha North: A Community of Students

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Omaha North: A Community of Students

By: EM, a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class

Opening its doors on September 2nd, 1924, Omaha North High School has been a pillar of the community in the North Omaha area for almost a century. During its existence, North has seen monumental community leaders, successful alumni, prosperous athletics, modern redesign, and has been a place of community building.

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The Historical Progression of the Omaha School System

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The Historical Progression of the Omaha School System

As time goes by and as we get older by the minute, we tend to learn brand new facts and stories and we sometimes think and ask ourselves “why did no one ever tell me this?” See more...

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Connecting and Coaction

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Connecting and Coaction

The North Omaha Midwest Athletic Club’s mission was “to bring about a closer understanding within ourselves and among the citizens of Omaha and to promote social activities for the uplifting of the Negro Race.”  That mission was accomplished and helped improved the lives of many people in North Omaha. See more...

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The Selfless Story of Dr. Rodney S. Wead

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The Selfless Story of Dr. Rodney S. Wead

When people think back to the 1930’s many people think about a time of depression and anxiety. But in 1935, Omaha was blessed with an amazing individual who would go on to provide unmatched services to our community. His name is Dr. Rodney S. Wead. Dr. Wead is one of North Omaha’s great leaders and went on to change lives in our area for generations. There are so many great things that he has accomplished, almost too many to count. See more...

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