South 24th Street Shines

Amid the tile-lined streets on South 24th people are usually, on a day to day basis, busy with their unique storefronts and ready-to-order restaurants. The quick-paced tempo and vibrant Latino personality of the area has been recognized as one of the 15 Great Places of America for 2016 by the American Planning Association. A small […]

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Lofts on 24

South 24th Street continues to evolve, offering housing alternatives that, along with being cozy spaces, offer a new lifestyle with vast spaces full of light. These options have a particular name: Lofts. “This word brings us images of cosmopolitan luxury. In the 1950’s they were favored by painters, singers, and writers who were the first […]

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Stop Harassment in the Workplace

Headlines in the news often share incidents that occur in our military, on college campuses, and in the workplace. Roger Ailes, former Fox News CEO and co-founder, made national headlines because of sexual harassment allegations made by former anchor Gretchen Carlson and other staff. Most sexual harassment and sexual assault incidents, however, don’t make it […]

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Omaha Fire Department

Last year the Public Education Office of the Omaha Fire Department (OFD) did a study to identify the areas where they could improve the efficiency of their services. Timothy McCaw, Battalion Chief at the OFD, mentioned how, thanks to that analysis, “it was found that the language barrier between us and the Latino community is […]

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DACA

Leticia Urrutia’s DACA renewal is coming up in October, a month before the presidential elections. “I was like, ‘What am I going to do?’” the 23-year-old native of Mexico said at a recent media roundtable in San Francisco. Urrutia is a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a renewable, two-year protection from deportation […]

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Javier Castellote

  Javier Castellote skillfully performed a waltz from Italian composer Ferdinando Carulli, followed by a piece called “Torija” from master Federico Moreno Torroba, which recalled majestic Spanish castles. Both songs, carefully selected by the musician so that he could perform them before his interview, managed to achieve their goal of transporting him into a sublime […]

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Giving Deserving Women Their Due

    Gina Ponce has seen too many women of achievement go unrecognized in their lifetime, so her nonprofit Women on a Mission for Change is presenting its first Legacy Gala. The October 18 event will honor 10 women, plus ex-Omaha mayor Jim Suttle, “for their incredible community contributions.” Seven of the women are of […]

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Quinceañera

  The birthday party when a girl turns 15 years old has been a special tradition that mostly applies to Latin American countries. Many months of anxiety and planning are part of the life of both the little girls who symbolically begin their journey towards womanhood and of the parents who spare no expense to […]

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Yolanda Diaz

  Among the many fabrics, multicolored threads, patterns, and scissors, Yolanda Diaz is hard at work on the eye-catching designs of Little Miss Fashion. Her humble sewing workshop can barely contain all the striking clothing that has been grouped by size – it seems as if they want to escape to reach the homes of […]

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Neighborhood Tapestries

  Making theater with and about community is a shared collaborative between L.A.’s Cornerstone Theater and Omaha’s Great Plains Theatre Conference. Cornerstone Theater Company artistic director Michael John Garces is cultivating South Omaha stories to inform a play he’s writing for next year’s GPTC PlayFest and its Neighborhood Tapestries series. The playwright-director did a similar […]

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