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Lead Streets: Cleaning up North Omaha

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Lead Streets: Cleaning up North Omaha

Earth Day is a particularly important holiday for me, and reducing pollution and waste are critical for maintaining the environment in our communities. Unfortunately, North Omaha has a storied past with pollution. Hundreds of years of pollution from manufacturing companies has left much of the community poisoned by lead. See more...

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History of Businesses Owned by African Americans in Omaha

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History of Businesses Owned by African Americans in Omaha

For more than a century, African Americans in North Omaha have successfully started and owned businesses with great success and prowess, even when the rest of the country wanted to see them fail and did everything in their power to make it happen. The resilience and wherewithal to not only fight the negativity but create such successful businesses, there was nothing that could be done to stop them. See more...

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A Historical Secret Behind Grocery Stores in North Omaha

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A Historical Secret Behind Grocery Stores in North Omaha

Have you ever imagined that North Omaha was a huge commercial center? The secret behind this was the original stores in North Omaha were the first who started to trade goods. Men stored trade goods to swap with other traders such as Native Americans and fur trappers. 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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Robert Smalls: From a Slave to a Congressman

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Robert Smalls: From a Slave to a Congressman

The story of Robert Smalls is a truly extraordinary and American one. Robert Smalls was born as a slave in Beaufort, South Carolina. He grew up working with naval ships and eventually became a crew member of the CSS Planter during the Civil War. See more...

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