SOWING THE SEEDS OF GIVING

A New Approach to Addressing Community Needs Is Taking Root As the Public Sector Stumbles – Part 1 Omaha charitable giving turns on a funding wheel of corporate, foundation and individual donors of all levels. This month’s “Omaha Gives!” is a prime example of how that wheel...
Posted On 11 May 2017

THE CITY OF OMAHA WILL INVEST TO INCREASE LATINO SMALL BUSINESSES

The Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation (MLCDC) has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Community Development Grant (CDBG). Approved by the city of Omaha, the CDBG funds will be used to pay staff salaries in order to help small businesses in the South Omaha area...
Posted On 11 May 2017

TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION IS WELL UNDERWAY

Trump has dramatically altered the flow across the southern border a strong suggestion that Trump’s anti- immigration rhetoric is scaring away foreigners who might otherwise try to enter the United States illegally, according to the Trump’s first 100 days analysis from Politico...
Posted On 11 May 2017

PARADE, FESTIVAL, CARNIVAL and Live Music Return to the Heart of South Omaha

First National Bank and the South Omaha Business Association (SOBA) present the 2017 Cinco de Mayo Omaha festival from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. All public events take place along and around historic South 24th Street between L and P Streets in the heart of South...
Posted On 11 May 2017

Human Traficking and Immigration

She was trapped and had no idea how to escape,” says Ana Deal, a domestic violence attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors Nebraska (JFON-NE), referring to a 24-year- old JFON-NE client from Honduras that was a victim of severe human trafficking. According to Deal her client,...
Posted On 11 May 2017

There Are No Do-Overs: Advocates Sound Alarm on 2020 Census

With the 2020 Census three years out, civil rights groups and census experts are sounding the alarm that pending actions by the Trump administration and Congress could severely hamper an accurate count of all communities. “Congress’ failure over the past few years to pay for...
Posted On 11 May 2017

The Effects of Legal Status on Children

“Kids in the immigrant community have named a bogeyman and that bogeyman is Trump. It is really important to think about that,” says Dr. Joann Dreby, author of Everyday Illegal and Divided by Borders. Dreby, recently gave a lecture titled: Growing Up in the Age of Enforcement:...
Posted On 11 May 2017

2017 DREAMERS FORUM “EN MOVIMIENTO”

The Institute of Mexicans Abroad invites youth of Mexican origin who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, DACA recipients, or “Dreamers” to participate in the Forum Dreamers en Movimiento 2017. The forum will take place in New York City from May 31 to June 2, 2017. The...
Posted On 11 May 2017

OLLAS NAMES NEW DIRECTOR

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska Omaha announced last week the appointment of its new director, Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco, who has also been named associate professor for the Sociology/Anthropology Department. Doña-Reveco’s...
Posted On 11 May 2017

TAXPAYERS OF NE AND LB461

The Revenue Committee from the Nebraska Legislature recently advanced a package of income and property tax cuts that, as amended, would cost the state $458 million a year when fully implemented. Governor Pete Ricketts and advocates for tax relief rallied in the State Capitol...
Posted On 11 May 2017