Women at the Head of the Business

Flor Campos

Throughout history, women have had to fight the so-called “glass ceiling” to access some jobs. However, some decide to become their own bosses, despite dealing with the entrenched machismo of Latin culture. Here we look at three of the many stories of Hispanic women in Omaha who broke that ceiling and decided to start their own […]

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The Fight to Change Social Studies in Nebraska

New state standards center marginalized voices, but students say their education remains whitewashed. Every day in seventh grade social studies is the same for Ángeles Mora Dominguez. PowerPoint slides pass by as she jots down notes from a book that offers praise for Christopher Columbus and suggests some slaveholders were benevolent. For years, the 13-year-old […]

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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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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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