Black and Brown Legislative Day, 2018

Omaha, Ne Tuesday, February 27th, 2018-The Second Annual Black and Brown Legislative Day was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals (ULNYP), Black Men United, Coalition for a Strong Nebraska, along with several other community groups...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018

Perez finds home away from home in York

It seems like destiny now to Brianna Perez, the ex-York (Neb.) College softball standout and recent Nebraska Greats Foundation recipient. She dreamed of playing on a national stage. Instead, she eded up 1,500 miles from home at tiny, private York in southeast Neb., where she...
Posted On 09 Mar 2018

The Up and Coming Mexican Elections

This year Mexico will have federal and state elections. On July 1, Mexicans will elect President, 500 representatives for the lower house, and 128 senators. Mexicans will also elect governors for the States of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Chiapas, Morelos, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz,...
Posted On 09 Mar 2018

Temporary Protected Status Cancelled While DREAMers Still in Limbo

TPS stands for Temporary Protected Status. Shane Ellison, Deputy Executive Director and Legal Director, explained, “TPS is a form of protection created by Congress that is designed to offer refuge to nationals of certain countries where the conditions pose a danger to personal...
Posted On 02 Mar 2018

Theater Collaboration Speaks Volumes to DREAMers

When Wai Yim’s character was a child, his parents sought a new life in the United States. One where they could leave their blue-collar jobs and work towards the American dream. When their two-year visas were about to expire, they had to make a choice. They could go back to a...
Posted On 02 Mar 2018

A heart for humanity and justice for all

Like many young Omaha professionals, Gabriela Martinez is torn between staying and spreading her wings elsewhere. The 2015 Creighton University social work graduate recently left her position at Inclusive Communities to embark on an as yet undefined new path. This daughter of El...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018

Roni Shelley Perez staking her claim as Nebraska’s next ‘Broadway baby’

Nebraska is far from the theater capital of the world, yet many natives have trod the Broadway boards – from Henry Fonda to Sandy Dennis to Andrew Rannells. Actress-singer Roni Shelley Perez, 21, hopes to join their ranks. The Omaha Marian and University of Nebraska at Omaha...
Posted On 02 Feb 2018

Immigrant Legal Center: New Name, Same Mission

“We decided to choose a more descriptive name that would make it easier for our clients and the community to know who we are and what exactly it is that we do,” said Emiliano Lerda, Executive Director of the Immigrant Legal Center (ILC), formerly known as Justice for our...
Posted On 27 Jan 2018

Finding home

David Catalan long searched for a place to call home before finding it in Omaha four decades ago. Born in San Diego, Calif. and raised in Arizona, the former business executive turned consultant has served on many nonprofit boards. It’s hard to imagine this sophisticate who...
Posted On 27 Jan 2018

Omaha Design Center: A contemporary location for social events

In the City of Omaha there is a building that makes us remember the large minimalist spaces of the best cities in the country. It is like entering a New York loft, with open spaces and the warmth needed to host a big party for family and friends or an event or meeting that will...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018