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Empowerment Network
State of African-Americans and North Omaha Summit


100 Black Men Annual Black History Challenge


Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Celebration


Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon
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MLK in the Village at 24th and Lake
Omaha Mobile Civil Rights Museum

Black History In The Village

CACE Banquet



100 Black Men of Omaha Gala




Cotillion Ball- Omaha Links

The Jet Award

Mentor Nebraska
Annual Mentoring Awards Luncheon

Omaha Section-National Council of Negro Women
Harambee Breakfast



Malcolm X Foundation
Malcolm X Birthday Celebration


Empowerment Network
Rebuilding the Village Conference and Luncheon

Harmony Week
Omaha 360, an initiative of the Empowerment Network

My Sister’s Keeper Spring Honor’s Walk

NAACP Juneteenth Parade Celebration


Omaha Star Mildred Brown Scholarship Gala

African-American Leadership Awards
Urban League of Nebraska

Young Black & Influential Awards



Bi-annual Native Omahan Days

Mary McLeod Bethune Awards Luncheon
Omaha Section National Council of Negro Women



African-American Leadership Conference
Empowerment Network

Hope Center for Kids Gala

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

NAACP Reads-Harvest of Readers

Omaha Links- Mother Daughter Tea

Shake the Nations Conference
Ambassador Worship Center


Striving for Success:
African-American Male Summit

Presented by 100 Black Men of Omaha,
Urban League of Nebraska
and Empowerment Network

Women of Color Leadership Award
National Coalition of 100 Black Women,
Greater Omaha



Annual Christmas in the Village
at 24th and Lake

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Omaha Beautillion
Omega Charitable Foundation of Omaha

Urban League
Annual Equal Opportunity Employment Luncheon


Monthly Events

Empowerment Network
Village Community Meeting
2nd Saturday, Omaha North High School

Revive! Omaha Magazine
Black Business Network Luncheon
4th Friday, Revive Center Omaha

With Love Felicia



Great Plains Black History Museum


Loves Jazz and Arts Center


Malcolm X Foundation Center


Revive Center Omaha


Union for Contemporary Arts


Source:  Revive Omaha Magazine

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Community Features

Where do we go from here? Take 10-15 Minutes to Complete the Transformation 2025 Survey

We need your input to help set priorities and update the Transformation 2025 Plan to positively impact African-Americans, North Omaha and the Greater Omaha area.

Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this survey:


Transformation 2025 Background and Progress:

The first phase of the Transformation 2025 plan formally launched in 2015 had specific goals, strategies and benchmarks.

Over 4,000 adults and 4,000 youth have provided input on the initial plan which has been updated with recommendations from the community and leaders from every sector on an annual basis.

Collectively, we were able to make measurable progress for African-Americans and North Omaha residents which has had a positive impact on the entire region.  Hundreds of organizations and thousands of residents have participated in the work to create the momentum and these results:

Collective Results 2009-2019 (Before COVID):

  • Reduced unemployment from a high of 20% to 7.5%.  Connected over 2,000 residents to employment.
  • Increased youth employment.  Connected over 6,500 youth to career exploration, jobs and internships.
  • Increased household incomes.  From a low of $34,170 to a high of $39,434.
  • Reduced poverty.  32% to 22%.
  • Increased high school graduation rates.  64% to a high of 80%.
  • Increase the number with college degrees.  16% to a high of 22%.
  • Increase the number of housing units in North Omaha.  Over 1,000 new mixed-income units developed.
  • Reduced gun violence.  Decreased as much as -74% before spiking again in 2020 in the midst of COVID.
  • Started the process of rebuilding the arts, culture, entertainment and business district at 24th and Lake.
  • Increased visits to the North Omaha Village Zone area (16th to 36th, Cumings to Pratt).  Hosted events attracting over 5,000 to the district.
  • Served as catalysts to generate hundreds of millions in public/private redevelopment in North Omaha.

(Data Sources:  American Community Survey, Census; UNO Research; Omaha Public Schools; Nebraska Dept. of Education; Omaha Police Department, City of Omaha – Planning Department and others)

There’s a lot more work ahead.  Together, we can create more positive change.

Help set the priorities for the next five years by updating the Transformation 2025 Plan.

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Welcome to Omaha

Buying a Home or Finding a Place to Rent: Black Real Estate Agents

Buying a Home and Finding a Neighborhood

An African-American real estate agent can help you find the perfect home and a great neighborhood.

Black Real Estate Agents and Owners

Featured Photo:  Miami Heights

Source:  Revive Omaha Magazine

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Welcome to Omaha

Finding a Beauty Salon in Omaha

Beauty Shops in Omaha

Finding a place to get a your hair done is one of the first priorities when relocating to a new city.

Check out these local establishments.

Beauty Shops focusing on African-American clients

Featured Photo:  Felicia’s Beauty and Barber Salon

Source:  Revive Omaha Magazine

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