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A Taste of Omaha, Nebraska

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  1. Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. According to the 2009 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, Omaha's population was 454,731, making it the nation's 40th-largest city.

  2. In the early 20th century, Jewish immigrants set up numerous businesses along the North 24th Street commercial area. It suffered with the loss of industrial jobs in the 1960s and later, and the shifting of population west of the city. The commercial area is now the center of the African American community, concentrated in North Omaha. The African-American community has maintained its social and religious base, while it is currently experiencing an economic revitalization.

  3. A growing number of African immigrants have made their homes in Omaha in the last twenty years. There are approximately 8,500 Sudanese living in Omaha, comprising the largest population of Sudanese refugees in the United States. Most have immigrated since 1995 because of warfare in their nation. Ten different tribes are represented, including the Nuer, Dinka, Equatorians, Maubans and Nubians. Most Sudanese people in Omaha speak the Nuer language. Other Africans have immigrated to Omaha as well, with one-third from Nigeria, and significant populations from Kenya, Togo, Cameroon and Ghana.

  4. Similar to other industrial cities in the U.S., Omaha suffered severe job losses in the 1950s, more than 10,000 in total, as both the railroad and meatpacking industries restructured. Despair after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968 contributed to riots in North Omaha, including one at the Logan Fontenelle Housing Project. For some, the Civil Rights Movement in Omaha, Nebraska evolved towards black nationalism, as the Black Panther Party was involved in tensions in the late 1960s. Organizations such as the Black Association for Nationalism Through Unity became popular among the city's African-American youth. This tension culminated in the cause célèbre trial of the Rice/Poindexter Case, in which an Omaha Police Department officer was killed by a bomb while answering an emergency call. After 5 years of obscurity, the black population was finally able to vote.

  5. Whites in Omaha have followed the white flight pattern, suburbanizing to West Omaha over time. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, gang violence and incidents between the Omaha Police Department and members of the African-American community aggravated relations between groups in North and South Omaha. More recent Hispanic immigrants, concentrated in South Omaha, have struggled to earn living wages in meatpacking, adapt to a new society, and deal with discrimination.

  6. A long heritage of ethnic and cultural bands have come from Omaha. The Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame celebrates the city's long history of African-American music and the Strathdon Caledonia Pipe Band carries on a Scottish legacy.

  7. The major daily newspaper in Nebraska is the Omaha World-Herald, which is the largest employee-owned newspaper in the United States. Weeklies in the city include the Midlands Business Journal (weekly business publication), American Classifieds (Formerly Thrifty Nickel), a weekly classified newspaper, The Reader (newspaper), and Omaha Magazine, as well as The Omaha Star. Founded in 1938 in North Omaha, the Star is Nebraska's only African-American newspaper.

  8. African American activist and son of a Baptist minister, Malcolm X, first known as Malcolm Little, was also born in Omaha. Joining dozens of other important Omaha Landmarks, the Malcolm X House Site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Professional wrestlers Steve Borden (Sting) and Ted DiBiase are billed as born in Omaha. Gale Sayers, a football player for the Chicago Bears was also born in Omaha.

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K229BI (KLCV) 93.7 FM Omaha, NE Religious
KQCH 94.1 FM Omaha, NE Top-40
KGOR 99.9 FM Omaha, NE Oldies
KFRX 106.3 FM Lincoln, NE Top-40
KOPW 106.9 FM Plattsmouth, NE Hip Hop
KXSP 590 AM Omaha, NE Sports
KFAB 1110 AM Omaha, NE News/Talk
KOMJ 1490 AM Omaha, NE Nostalgia


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The Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre

- Hello,
The BSB Theatre is holding auditions for Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun," at 7PM on Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27th at the UNO Weber Fine Arts Bldg. Room 333.

The play will open on Friday, September 8 and close Oct. 1. Rehearsals begin July 31st. We are Omaha's classical theatre and this will be the first production of our 25th Season. Questions: call Patty @ (402)321-6884. -


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We thank God for peace and no riots in the Trayvon Martin case. Justice shall and will be serve. Let's not harbor hatred in our hearts. The Lord says: If you don 't forgive your brother, he want forgive you before HIs Father which is in Heaven. Pontiac Academy For Excellence School fired teacher, Brooke Harris about a fundraiser with students for Trayvon Martin.

Please go to sign a petition to get her rehired. There are 190,556 petitions already signed as of 4/13/2012. When you sign scrolled down and give a reason why you are signing. Our children are in desperate need of good teachers. Also, we want to request she come back not loosing any benefits what so ever, as a matter of fact if findings are where they unlawfully fired her there should be compensation and a raise for teacher, Ms. Brooke Harris. Education is next to Godlyness for children.

Please don't let them down. This is not about what color the teacher is or the subject that got her fired, but the mere fact she is getting great review of being a terrific teacher, children cannot afford to teacher period, especially an extraordianary one. Take care.GOD BLESS, WE LOVE YOU ALL. VOICE FOR CHILDREN IN JESUS NAME.

Voices for Children would like to extend an invitation to blackcityinfo and all viewers nation wide to support our late brother 17 year old Trayvon Martin petition drive. It is in the process of signing the petition for him while there are million of people forming... lets petition that Florida change the law.

To our understanding that law is what's keeping them from arresting the shooter. We are not inciting 'racism' just justice for ALL MANKIND! Although that law is enforce. The gunman was told not to confront young Trayvon Martin, he was to wait for officers, he didn't...that alone should be grounds to arrest him with a conviction. Please pray for the shooter and his family for they are and will suffer to.

It stated: The shooter was a self appointed neighborhood watchman...when do we appoint ourselves to uphold the law without papers or some kind of certification? To all PRAYER WARRIORS WORLDWIDE....LET'S FAST AND PRAY FOR PEACE, LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, PATIENCE, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD". ST. LUKE 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Train up a child in the way he should go when he get old will not depart from it.

Trayvon Martin parents need our PRAYERS during this trial and tribulation that through CHRIST JESUS, they will find it in their hearts to forgive the man that took their son life. We hope to support them in anyway even monitary is needed for legal fees and just everyday living. We thank in their supporting worldwide people that are able to bring their voices to this wonderful site. If anyway possible we would like this to go on, etc. RIP TRAYVON MARTIN....REST IN PEACE...WE LOVE YOU, BUT..GOD LOVED YOU BEST.


Grace n Mercy Mission would like to thank for its great work in the community and being 'BLESS'to advertise free for all people.

Former Offier Deputy Sheriff in (broward county) Ft. Lauderdale, Fl was fired in 2000 because of his refusal to plant drugs on black offenders, beat them, take money from them. He spent 16 months in jail, he lost everything, yet in 30 minutes found by the jury not guilty. Office Rayond Hicks was offered a plea deal, but didn't take it....GLORY BE TO GOD! June 15, 2000 he was arrested alledge traffickin 350 kilo grams cocaine to various state..NO DRUGS WERE FOUND ON HIM...AMEN! Former Officer Deputy Sheriff Raymond Hicks wrote a book about his trials on tribulations.

The book is titled "I'M STILL STANDING". We at GRACE N MERCY MISSION would like to encourage anyone whether you have gone through, going through and before you might go through trial and tribulation to purchase a copy of his book and support his cause. To many of this things have gone on over centuries. We need to stop not working together and work together so that our children will have a better life now and in the future. God knows and HE see all wrong doers, vengences are HIS, He will take care of any situation that is not right. He says in the BIBLE...TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED AND DO MY PROPHET NO HARM! If you are not 'ANOINTED' you need to get 'ANOINTED'. The LORD also says. NO WEAPONS THAT IS FORMED AGAINST THEE SHALL PROFIT.

I am not promoting 'racism'...i am promoting 'RIGHTEOUSNESS' for all mankind. You can't be for just one race and expect to enter 'THE KINGDOM OF GOD' just because one race, or races single your race out. Sister Shaza Elarabi (KSA) 33 years old african woman from sudan live in SAUDI ARABIA, with two children. Their father left her went to China when their second son was 57 days old. She don 't have legal documents for her sons to attend school as they should. She cries everyday. Shaza states that she has sent over 700 messages and over a thousand times or more to certain celebrity and to this day have not received a response. She has been at this since 2008.

If anyone know how to help this woman in the legal field...please contact us. that we might can help her. In the mean time all 'PRAYER WARRIORS' and now that 'FASTING' breaks yokes of bondage...please pray for Sister Shaza Elarabi to get out of Saudi Arabia with her two sons. She wants to come to AMERICA. How would you feel if someone took you to a country and lefted you there with your children and don't come back to get you. (TO GOD BE THE GLORY). Let's support 'BLACKCITYINFO.COM


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Businesses in Omaha, Nebraska

A small percentage of the businesses listed on may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. Catrynas Briading Studios -  Category: Hair Salons - making U look beautiful is our mission -   Nebraska (301) 323 3379  - (visit website)

  2. Exclusive Hair Designs -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2104 Military Ave - Omaha, Nebraska (402) 504-4228

  3. Kali Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   711 N 36th St Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 320-5952

  4. Ms.Tammy Freeman/Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   2110 N. 58th Street Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 548-4325



  1. Aframerica Book Store -  Category: Book Store -   3226 Lake Street Omaha, NE 68111 (402) 455-9200

  2. ASAP Containers -  Category: Containers -  ASAP Containers in Omaha, NE provides excellent dumpster service to residential and industrial customers for the removal of yard waste, concrete, roofing materials and other debris.   - 15477 Reagan Drive Washington NE. (402) 598-4400  - (visit website)

  3. Globali (work at home) -  Category: Services -  If you're tired of being broke and willing to put the effort and time in right from the comfort of your home...we could help.. Please contact   - P. O. Box 111013 Omaha NE. (402) 553-7629

  4. Look Out 4 Seniors -  Category: Community Service -  We are Christian Partners through Christ Jesus that compile information as well receive information that will help better Seniors lives. Some at a low cost and some info donated. We want our SENIOR CITIZENS to live out their remaining years in comfort, loving, caring, sharing, giving, spiritual, hands on if need be, patient, understanding, etc. and all other things through righteousness that will make their days and nights a little easier.

    Our goal is to have a 'Senior Lookout Exchange Program'. We now have info on little known government 'Giveways' for people over 55 years old only $25.00 for the report. These benefits ARE NOT advertised. They're FREE and given to seniors reardless of Income or Assets! m/o or check) checks will delay order until cleared through bank to: Look out 4 Seniors, P.O.Box 111013, Omaha, Ne 68111 WE LOVE YOU WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST! (402) 553-7629

  5. Omaha Star -  Category: African American Newspaper -   2216 North 24th Street, Omaha, NE, 68110 (402) 346-4041

  6. Potent Alluring Scents -  Category: Air Freshener -   Presenting "Potent Alluring Scents'by dee! Just a little bit will do and lasting scents that will spruce up your car, home, etc. A list of scents: black ice, black gold,simply pleasure, jasmine, tropical sunset, french vanilla, paradise, midnight mist, melon madness.

    Each scent has it's own alluring fragrance with long lasting results. March madness special buy one get one half price. $14.95 + $2 s/h to: Potent Alluring Scents, Omaha, NE, 68111...we accept check or money order. All check must clear bank before order is sent. -     P.O.Box 111013 Omaha NE (402) 612-3824

  7. Salem Stepping Saints -  Category: Drill Team - No experience necessary. -   Omaha NE. 68111 (402) 455-1000 ext: 355  - (visit website)

  8. 100 Black Men of Omaha, Inc. -  Category: Community Service -   PO Box 20125 Omaha, NE 68110  - (visit website)



  1. Big Mama's Kitchen & Catering -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   3223 North 45th Street - Omaha, NE (402) 455-6262

  2. Jack & Mary's Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - REVIEW: "If you like fried chicken, this is the place to go." -  639 N 109th Ct - Omaha, NE (402) 496-2090

  3. Lonnelle's Southern Delight -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - REVIEW: "Ordered Lonnelle's chicken sandwich its one of their signiture item and it was awesome" -  3112 N 16th St - Omaha, NE (402) 453-4867

  4. Time Out Foods -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - REVIEW: "Stick with the fried chicken and homemade pies." -   3518 N 30th St - Omaha, NE (402) 451-2622



This is Lia Neal, My 13 year old daughter in the 50 meter freestyle swim race at the Olympic Trials in Omaha Nebraska, July 5, 2008.




  1. Allen Chapel AME Church -  2842 Monroe Street, Omaha, NE (402) 734-3399

  2. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church -  2428 Franklin Street, Omaha, NE (402) 342-0297

  3. God Holy Youth Prayerline -  Category: Religious -   God HOly Youth Prayerline is a live call 1-712-775-7000 access code 271898# every Sunday evening 5-6pm (central standard time). Please join us in a Spiritual Holy Ghost time in the LORD! This prayerline is design for the YOUTH of today and tomorrow. We have prayer request, scripture, praise song, prayer, covered prayer, manner (words of encouragements), testimonies, identify yourself, announcement, closing prayer!   - P. O. Box 111013 - Omaha, NE (402) 553-7629

  4. Gregg Memorial AME Church -  1322 North 45th Street, Omaha, NE (402) 558-3285

  5. St John Ame Church -  2402 North 22nd Street, Omaha, NE (402) 345-1070



  1. Angels Of Faith Gospel Singers Omaha Nebraska    (visit website)

  2. Omaha Mass Choir    (visit website)



  1. Elite Lounge -  Category: Lounge -   11009 Elm Street, - Omaha, NE (402) 399-8585  - (visit website)

  2. Funny Bone Comedy Club -  Category: Comedy Club -  17305 Davenport St # 201, - Omaha, NE (402) 493-8036

  3. Loves Jazz and Arts Center -  Category: Jazz and Arts Center -  2510 North 24 Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68110-2219 (402) 502-5291 - (visit website)



  1. Annual African American History Challenge
    The competition is free and open to the public.   North High School, 4410 North 36th Street - Omaha, Nebraska  - (visit website)

    The goal of the competition is to encourage an appreciation of African-American history and culture in Omaha youth.




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