Nebraska

Political powerhouse Symone D. Sanders-Townsend was honored with a street naming in her hometown.

Media visionary Cathy Hughes will be inducted into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame for her pivotal contributions.

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White folks in Nebraska went to the state's capitol carrying military weapons to demonstrate their right to bear arms.

On Tuesday, U.S. Marshals arrested a 12-year-old Nebraska boy who was wanted in connection with a shooting that left a 31-year-old man dead. Jarrell Milton, pictured above, disappeared after the June 29 incident. He was found almost 400 miles away from the Omaha park where Jamymell Ray was killed during what was supposed to be […]

OMAHA, Neb.  — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia – the third American aid worker sickened with the virus – arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment. SEE ALSO: Protect and Serve: Cop Ignores Mom When He Stumbles Upon Kidnapping Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have said […]

A Norfolk, Neb., Independence Day float stirred up quite a bit of controversy for depicting Barack Obama’s presidential library as a dilapidated outhouse. The float took the blatant presidential degradation a step further by depicting a likeness of our nation’s leader as a zombie-like creature who stood outside the makeshift building guarding it, according to The Omaha World-Herald. SEE ALSO: […]

A report recently released by a Washington organization that researches the effects and toll of gun violence found that Nebraska has the highest Black homicide victimization in the country. The Violence Policy Center‘s (VPC) annual study, “Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data,” notes that this trend is a […]

Although predominately White Nebraska has experienced a growth in racial diversity, the change in numbers also highlights how women of color in the state are suffering under the weight of health concerns impacted by a lack of adequate care. A three-year study from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services released late last week […]

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha police say they shot a man dressed as a pirate who menaced them with a sword. A police news release says officers encountered 38-year-old Jonathan Martis at a home in southeast Omaha where they had been dispatched to investigate a disturbance Thursday evening. The officers told Martis to drop the sword […]

LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced a bill to allow school administrators, teachers and security staff to carry concealed handguns in schools.

Nebraska– Police say a 17-year-old Robert Butler Jr., high school senior shot two school administrators today in Omaha, Nebraska.

Nebraska (AP)– Fed up with the threats, tired of natural disasters, the state’s longest-serving state senator is using his legal muscle against who he says is the culprit — God. State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued the Almighty in Douglas County District Court last week. Chambers, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session […]