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Omaha World Herald


As a native of Omaha with years of accumulated wisdom as to the plight of my beloved race, I have a responsibility to speak up during these tumultuous times. I do not have the right, however, to speak for my community. I am observing a tremendous surge of activism and conversation among black Omahans, from our elected officials and organizational leaders to our lay leaders and, most importantly, our young leaders.


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Preston Love Jr., World-Herald community columnist, is a longtime Omaha civic engagement activist who also teaches black studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.