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Celebrating A Historic Anniversary in Civil Rights

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Celebrating A Historic Anniversary in Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most important parts of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. It was first introduced in 1963 while John F. Kennedy was President, and was supported by his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. The law prohibited discrimination based on skin color, race, sex, religion, or national origin and helped put an end to segregation in the United States. See more...

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Redlining: A Brief History of Homeowner Segregation in Omaha

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Redlining: A Brief History of Homeowner Segregation in Omaha

Becoming a homeowner has been one of the major steps to achieving the ever-elusive American dream. This dream rings true for many of folk across multiple generations. It’s a goal even most modern-day Americans strive for, but that dream hasn’t always been attainable for every ethnic group or culture in our metro area. See more...

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Bringing the Juneteenth Celebration to Omaha

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Bringing the Juneteenth Celebration to Omaha

You might be thinking, what other holidays are celebrated the month of June besides Father’s Day? Well, there is actually an underappreciated holiday called Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day. The Juneteenth holiday celebrates the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in the United States. See more...

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Should Arbor Day be replaced by Juneteenth?

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Should Arbor Day be replaced by Juneteenth?

If you think about it every holiday besides New Year’s Day and Arbor Day have something to do with people. Arbor day, celebrated on the last Friday in April, promotes trees and tree planting. Nebraska is actually the only state to give employees the day off for Arbor Day. See more...

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North Omaha Healthcare: Then & Now

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North Omaha Healthcare: Then & Now

While healthcare is more widely available today, past discriminations and injustices still continue to affect the level of care provided to people of color. Omaha is no exception to these injustices. To fully understand how Omaha healthcare is still affected by discrimination, we must take a look into the history of healthcare for African Americans. See more...

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