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An unlikely love story: Refugee couple balances two cultures in a new one

Posted on April 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm

By Lindsay Esparrago The day Darwood Suleiman met Nidia Morales was the day optimism met practicality. It was the day a soldier met a... [READ MORE]


Lincoln Unites! event to celebrate the Capital City’s diverse community

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Updated at at 3:52 p.m., April 29: Because of weather, the festival has been moved indoors to the Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. The... [READ MORE]


UNL’s Define American organization focuses on immigration and identity

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

By Ashley Wolff At the age of 12, Jessica Hughes lost the two most important people in her life when her father was deported... [READ MORE]


Women unite at annual Omaha International Women’s Day event

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

By Elizabeth Moran Christine Ross’ passion for women’s rights and support for other women began during her stay in a refugee camp in Kenya.... [READ MORE]


Highly skilled refugees face hurdles to practice former professions

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

By Justin Perkins It was just after 1 in the afternoon on a Monday, and a steady procession of people and carpools began flowing... [READ MORE]


Prevention is key topic in new health courses for Nebraska’s refugees

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 6:21 pm

By Flora Zempleni Prevention. That’s the most important part of the health courses that are a part of the new Refugee Support Program, developed... [READ MORE]


Lincoln volunteers work for weeks to prepare for new arrivals’ fresh start

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 12:11 pm

By Sophia Tatum It was a sunny, brisk Friday afternoon in October—about 3 o’clock, that time in the afternoon when most people working or... [READ MORE]


UNL panel: It’s not easy arriving as a refugee

Posted on December 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

By Mara Klecker Her father got the call at 4 in the morning. It was July 2012, and he was in his home in... [READ MORE]


Encounter with resettled refugees leads to changed lives all around

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm

By Megan McGill Rochelle Heimann sits at her cubicle on the fourth floor of Center Mall in Omaha.  She’s been here for only a... [READ MORE]


When Karen refugees came to Lincoln, they brought a game with them

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

By Kollin Miller School has just let out all around Lincoln. Children of all ages are beginning to gather for afternoon games. Games of... [READ MORE]


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Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has created an uninhabitable place of violence and danger. More than a third of the population has abandoned the country in hopes of finding something better beyond the borders. Unfortunately for these […]

December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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Search continues for family history

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to my mom. Unfortunately, there are no records that prove this to be true. These vague unproven answers fuel more questions. I don’t know the names of my family members who immigrated […]

October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

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Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be starting completely over 13 years later in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Pirali began his college career in January 2003, majoring in physics. After one year he decided to leave […]

December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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Pastor works to help diverse communities

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas on one wall face a photo of his former Nigerian home on the other. It’s warm for a November morning in Omaha, yet Vitalis wears a wool top coat. He emigrated […]

December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

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Pastor works to help diverse communities

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas on one wall face a photo of his former Nigerian home on the other. It’s warm for a November morning in Omaha, yet Vitalis wears a wool top coat. He emigrated […]

December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

Community

Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has created an uninhabitable place of violence and danger. More than a third of the population has abandoned the country in hopes of finding something better beyond the borders. Unfortunately for these […]

December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Contributors

Search continues for family history

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to my mom. Unfortunately, there are no records that prove this to be true. These vague unproven answers fuel more questions. I don’t know the names of my family members who immigrated […]

October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Our Stories

Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be starting completely over 13 years later in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Pirali began his college career in January 2003, majoring in physics. After one year he decided to leave […]

December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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