Omaha Storm Chasers part of Minor League Baseball push to cultivate Latino market – Part 1

Baseball has long been an international sport. Its deep roots throughout Asia, Latin America, South America,Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico are well reflected in minor and major league team rosters in the United States. To see this Latin influence, look no further than the Triple...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018

Positively no negativity | Nick Hernandez

Some call it bliss. Others, serenity. For Nick Hernandez of Lincoln, Nebraska, the study and practice of positive psychology is both way of life and career. The 41-year-old couldn’t have imagined this two decades ago. Back then, the Olathe, Kansas native was a married...
Posted On 05 Jul 2018

Once more, with feeling South High and SNAP reteam for new musical

(Pictured Left to Right: Zhomontee, Regina Palmer, Echelle)   A year ago, Omaha South High Magnet School and SNAP Productions set the local theater scene abuzz with their joint staging of the Tony Award-winning In the Heights. The all-star production of current and former...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018

Serrato finds balance as musician and educator

Grain elevators, not skyscrapers, fill the view outside Paul Serrato’s home now that the jazz pianist-composer is back in Omaha after decades in New York City. Serrato was a New York sideman, soloist and band leader. When not performing, he haunted clubs to see countless...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018

Nature photographer Joel Sartore taking cue from Noah with his National Geographic Photo Ark – Part 2

He’s already logged thousands of hours and tens of thousands of miles to photograph thousands of species, and yet he’s far from finished. “We are a little more than halfway done after 12 years with just over 7,500 species (photographed). Because we’ll now...
Posted On 30 Apr 2018

Mary Cano: Owner of Forever Quinceañera Boutique

When we talk about women entrepreneurs, we have to talk about Mary Cano, Latino mother who has successfully entered the business scene in Omaha. Back in 2017 she took on a project to open a business at the Crossroads Mall, a location that was not the most popular spot in the city...
Posted On 30 Apr 2018

Samuel Pulido: Owner of Out 2 Clean

Latinos are known for their tenacity to take on new crafts that they probably didn’t previously picture themselves working on, and yet they take on that new challenge and showcase the talent that makes them such great workers. An example of this is Samuel Pulido, a psychologist...
Posted On 30 Apr 2018

Living a dream that would not be denied

As Eduardo Aguilar walked down an Omaha Creighton Prep hallway one school day last April, he had no idea a lifelong dream would soon be secured. Counselor Jim Swanson pulled the then-high school senior out of his international relations class on the pretext of seeing how he was...
Posted On 20 Apr 2018

Nature photographer Joel Sartore taking cue from Noah with his National Geographic Photo Ark – Part 1

If Noah had a camera, perhaps he would have done what noted nature and wildlife photographer Joel Sartore is doing. Sartore, who resides in Lincoln, Neb., is a star National Geographic shooter in the midst of an epic project, aptly named Photo Ark, that’s creating an...
Posted On 20 Apr 2018

Juvenile Justice Advocacy: Working to Help Local Youth – Part 4

Shawne Coonfare, Director of the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), says the JAC’s general philosophy is if a youth is eligible to be diverted from formal court processing, then they need to do that. “It’s really more about supporting youth and young people in what they need than...
Posted On 20 Apr 2018