April 4, 2018

MLK Week speaker advocates for transformative racial progress…

  Shocked by the fiery protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Willie Barney posed one question to the audience of the MLK Week event at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Tuesday. “What do we want to be known for in Lincoln, Nebraska?” Each year, the MLK committee at […]
April 7, 2018

Grass-roots Omaha 360 Becomes Leader in Tackling the Root Causes of Gun Violence

Each meeting of the anti-violence Omaha 360 task force begins with a report by Omaha police captains on the previous week’s gun assaults in north Omaha. But the discussion quickly turns to how to prevent the next shooting. During a May meeting, police officials pinpointed a […]
April 13, 2018

Empowering North Omaha

“Everybody says that it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when the village really needs to be brought back together in order to do that work?” asks Willie Barney, the founder and president of the Empowerment Network. This holiday season, Christmas in […]
April 14, 2018

Continuing Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy (KMTV Omaha)

OMAHA, NEB (KMTV) – Where do we go from here was one of the main points in UNMC’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr event. “How can we make sure we can all win and be apart of this society,” said Willie Barney. Guest speaker Willie Barney […]