Working Together to Transform Dreams and Visions into Solutions and Results

October 6, 2021

Curbing Gun Violence in Omaha

To some, gun violence and broken trust between police and community members seem like problems that are simply too big to fix, but not to Willie Barney. As the founder and president of the African-American Empowerment Network, a My Brother’s Keeper Alliance National Seed Community, Willie has […]
February 2, 2021

In the Fight for Black and Brown Lives, the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Has Answered the Call

By Jay Connor n the immediate aftermath of the officer-related death of George Floyd, countless corporations openly pledged to address racism within their workplaces and poured resources into supporting social justice initiatives throughout the country. And while those ongoing efforts have thus far yielded mixed results, […]
October 5, 2019

Meet Willie Barney, Founder and President of the African American Empowerment Network

Meet Willie Barney, Founder and President of the African American Empowerment Network in Omaha, Nebraska. In his own words, Wille shares how he chose to dedicate his life to improving opportunities for boys and men of color in his city. From his childhood in rural Mississippi […]