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A Brief History of Juneteenth

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A Brief History of Juneteenth

By: A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.

Juneteenth is a holiday that is in celebration of the ending of slavery. It was on June 19th, 1865 that Major General Gordon Granger and some soldiers had made the journey to Texas to announce the news that slavery was over. The interesting thing about this date is that it was actually a couple years after slavery was ended by President Lincoln. 

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Malcolm X: An Omaha Icon

A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Malcolm X: An Omaha Icon

Growing up in Omaha, I’ve always been aware of the national figures born in Omaha and been proud about their accomplishments and achievements in a cool, hometown pride kind of way. While certainly not comprehensive, some of the Omahans that come to mind are: 

  • Warren Buffet
  • Fred Astaire
  • Roxane Gay
  • Terence “Bud” Crawford
  • Gerald Ford
  • Ahman Green
  • Amber Ruffin
  • Gale Sayers
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Marlon Brando
  • Jojo Siwa
  • And Many More…

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Black Excellence UPDATE!! Stacey Abrams Is Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize!

Black Excellence UPDATE!! Stacey Abrams Is Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize!

Black Excellence UPDATE!! Stacey Abrams Is Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize!

  On the first day of Black History Month, and we already have one more reason to celebrate! Former Georgia Democratic candidate and star voting rights activist Stacey Abrams has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, according to Reuters! Stacey and her organization ‘Fair Fight Action’ were monumental in increasing the Black voter turnout in Georgia this past election cycle. Her work has been credited with turning the state blue, which helped Joe Biden win the U.S. presidency. The announcement was made today by Lars Haltbrekken, a Socialist Party politician in Norway’s Parliament. He said that Stacey’s work follows...

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