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Unveiling of Statue

Nebraska celebrates first Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Nebraska tribes celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Nebraska Capitol on Monday, Oct. 11.  This is the first year Indigenous Peoples’ Day was celebrated in...
Signs seen during Lincoln Women's March

Hundreds join Women’s March at Nebraska State Capitol to defend reproductive rights

Lincoln Women's March organized a rally to defend women’s reproductive rights on Oct. 2 at the north side of Nebraska State Capitol.  The march was...
Husband and wife dancing while the members of a band play in the background.

Norfolk celebrates German heritage with Oktoberfest

Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 10th annual Oktoberfest Sept. 24-25. The event featured various activities such as live polka music, German beer,...
Man sitting behind a desk using a microphone

New owner of 93.7 The Ticket encourages minorities in the media world

Not many people go on to own an individual sports talk radio station. Very few women do so and even less people of color.  Both...
Shahab Bashar and Arjeen Bashar

Yazidi refugees connect with Nebraska through farming

When Shahab Bashar was forced to flee Iraq with his wife and daughter in 2014, he thought he would have to leave everything he...
Protesters hold up signs in support of Afghanistan

Afghan students host rally to raise awareness of Kabul crisis

Susan Qudus has a dream.  “I dream maybe when I’m old, that there will be peace for Afghans,” Qudus said. Members of the Afghan Student Association...
Rally participants stand in front of the Nebraska State Capitol holding up handmade signs facing the road.

Lincolnites rally to welcome Afghan refugees

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Afghan Student Association organized an informative rally Sunday, Aug. 29, in front of the Nebraska State Capitol to spread awareness...
Close up of Joanna and Kristine on their wedding day in October 2020 in black and white. Photo courtesy of Jackie Akers.

LGBTQ+ couple shares how public acceptance evolved, yet remains the same

Joanna and Kristine Carollo said life for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people is drastically different today than it was 30 to 40...
Huskers grad Falah Rashoka surrounded by refugee children at a Kurdistan campus in October 2014.

A different perspective from refugee and international students

Identity is a word often associated with the embodiments of beliefs within a person. But it can also refer to one’s feeling of loyalty...
Bridge on Tri-Faith Commons

Muslim, Jewish and Christian worship comes together at the one-of-a-kind initiative

At first, the idea seemed crazy: three religions, all on one shared plot of land. Temple Israel has existed as a Jewish congregation in Omaha...