The High Price of Meat

By Chris Bowling – The Reader Nebraska missed an opportunity to protect its essential meatpacking workers, but 2021 brings new hope. The workers told stories of wet masks splotched with blood. One woman said she asked a supervisor to use the bathroom because she’d had her period. He wiped his hand through the blood of […]

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OPS Presents New Portfolio of Academic Programs for Students

By JoAnna LeFlores-Ejike* Focused on engaging students, increasing graduation rates and connecting high school classes to life after graduation, Omaha Public Schools announced a new chapter of opportunities for students: The Omaha Public Schools College & Career Academies and Pathways. Beginning in Fall 2021, the program is the result of detailed evaluations, planning for future […]

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Climbing the career ladder for a brighter future

By Karlha Velásquez Rivas   (Omaha Jobs)    In December, El Perico held a Zoom Round Table discussion with an employment  counselor and several experts from different institutions. They discussed ways for the  Hispanic community to acquire the necessary skills to improve opportunities to find  jobs with livable wages.     Hope for adults  Alejandra Sinecio is senior program director of the National Able Network (NAN), an organization that helps with training and education in Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties. She spoke about helping adults find economic opportunities, focusing on low-income families, many of whom find it difficult to […]

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Maradona Has Left Us

By Miltiño Ochoa* This Wednesday, Nov. 25, the god of the football world, Diego Armando Maradona, left for the heavenly fields. He left several indelible marks through his life of 60 years on Earth. Maradona died at his residence at the age of 60, he was with his relatives, when he suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest […]

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