The Plastic Arts of Javier Pulido

  Omaha will host Javier Pulido, Mexican plastic artist who will be visiting to showcase his talent, for a couple of weeks so that we can witness how he recreates our social environment to make spectators find new forms of perception by way of painting, sculpture, performance and even through a video installation. Pulido is […]

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Community Garden

  The Southeast Precinct of the Omaha Police Department (OPD) has a very fertile community garden where one can see a blue badge with the name of Police Officer Don Hill, and the phrase “for his dedication to the community.” Those who visit the offices close to 24th and Vinton Streets will surely run into […]

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Latino Voters: Invisible no more

The Heartland Workers Center’s theme for the Get out the Vote campaign is “I Vote for My Family”. Sergio Sosa, Executive Director for the Heartland Workers Center, says they chose the theme because many Latinos have strong familial ties or ties to the small cities they are from. “Every vote counts and every vote will […]

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Charreria

  Charrería, the Mexican art that mainly consists of properly handling a horse, is without a doubt an important part of Mexicanity, becoming a major part of its culture and creating a way of life and historical heritage. As a tradition from centuries ago, it is a living symbol of Mexican nationalism as well as […]

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Sniffing Out Crime

  At first glance, Alley might seem like a sweet pet resting close to its masters. However, she is actually a member of the Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) of the Omaha Fire Department (OFD). Alley is a Labrador Retriever trained as an Accelerant Detection Canine, thanks to the State Farm Arson Dog Program. Her mission […]

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These Roots Run Deep

  Deibi Sibrian never remembers not having some sort of garden or fresh vegetable patch wherever he lived. He learned gardening techniques and farming at an early age from his grandpa back in El Salvador, and when he moved to the U.S. Sibrian and his family maintained a garden in their backyard. The Dorothy Patach […]

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Aguek Arop

  En el 2014 Aguek Arop de South High en Omaha cumplió sus sueños de baloncesto cuando, con tan solo 15 años de edad, él aceptó una oferta por una beca deportiva de Nebraska. Ahora esta historia de cuento de hadas entre el prometedor jugador y el programa se ha convertido en una historia con […]

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Aguek Arop

  In 2014 Omaha South High’s Aguek Arop realized a hoops dream when, at 15, he accepted an athletic scholarship offer from Nebraska. Now this once storybook wedding between promising player and program has turned cautionary tale. His Husker commitment made him the latest Omaha Sudanese athlete to make waves in local hoops. But he […]

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Growth Underway At The Kroc Center

  The Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, a one-of-a-kind family space in Omaha, was established in a 122,000-square-foot location where the Wilson meatpacking plant used to be located up until it was closed in the 1970s. It was thanks to the generous support of philanthropist Joan B. Kroc, widow of Ray Kroc who was responsible […]

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Cinemateca Series

This year’s sampling of Latin American motion pictures in the biennial Cinemateca series at Film Streams is heavy on fiction, though a much anticipated documentary is also featured. Cinemateca has been part of Film Streams since the North Downtown art cinema’s 2008 start. This fifth collaboration with the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies […]

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