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Leadership Awards Success

June 2, the Hilton Hotel in Omaha, the community came together to celebrate the honorees and award winners for this year’s African American Leadership Awards hosted by the Urban League of Nebraska. Recognizing some of Omaha’s best and brightest in business, faith, education, and more, awarding leadership from all ages, the awards ceremony brought everyone […]

NUSA and Bridging The Future in Omaha

NUSA is a national organization committed to building up neighborhoods across the United States. Their yearly conference, Neighborhoods, USA or NUSA, attracts national and international community leaders who share ideas and experiences with the goal of building stronger and more vibrant neighborhoods. Omaha was selected as the host of the 42nd annual conference, bringing together […]

Nebraska Arts Council Announces It’s Fellowship Award Winners.

Eight Nebraska artists were recently selected as recipients of the Nebraska Arts Council’s 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship award in Performing Arts and Filmmaking. This prestigious program recognizes exemplary work by Nebraska artists on a three-year rotation between artistic disciplines: Literature, Performing Arts/Filmmaking and Visual Arts. This year Jason Fischer and Surreal Media Lab were selected […]

The 5th Leadership Conference: Ready for the next Beginning

The 5th African American Leadership Conference (AALC) is a wrap, something seen as not having support years ago, is now, still continuing to set attendance records… Still continuing to bring voices to Omaha that some had never dreamed of seeing here. It was just a few years ago when so many said it’s couldn’t be done […]

A Summer of Step Up

This summer, like every summer for the last 5 years the Step Up Program has connected local youth with employers. Whats different this year? There’s been a huge expansion of the program since it started, with even more sponsors and partners than before, including having a dedicated film crew (Hint…It was Us!) to share their vision to even more members of […]

Sober Living, Omaha’s Struggling Native American

The Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC) began with concerned Native Americans in the state looking to address the issues and elevate the health of urban Native Americans, creating services that now address primary care, counseling, intervention, and a transitional living facility. It wasn’t an easy journey for them,  there have been a lot of  […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • June 16, 2016

A New Omaha Black Firefighters Logo Roars into Life.

A few months ago, we were asked to take a fresh look and revamp the Omaha Association of Black Professional Firefighters North Region logo. Jason Gentry approached us, asking if we had time to take on the project and possibly help them with it, since they didn’t really have the budget for one. We were […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • July 28, 2015

Matt Jones addresses NACO for success.

At the annual Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) conference, Matt Jones followed up incumbent governor Pete Ricketts to do what he does best, deliver his exciting motivational speech and sharing his inspirational life story. Matt brought us in to capture the excitement and energy. We wondered if such excitement was possible, but by the […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • January 13, 2015

Christmas in the Village- 4 years strong and growing!

This weekend we celebrated alongside the Empowerment Network and local families for the 4th successful day of Christmas in The Village! It was a beautiful cool day, (a total opposite from last year’s Polar Vortex!,) as our Camera Crew zipped around catching all the wonderful moments and fun adventures going on. Music, Dancing, Surprise gift […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • December 12, 2014


“ ‘We Don’t Coast’ is about ‘owning’ the city in which I chose to live in, meshed with a ‘roll-up-your-sleeves attitude.’ ”     -Jason Fischer, Creative Director – Surreal Media Lab.   After months of hard work and keeping a lid on the biggest secret in Omaha,  the official launch of Omaha’s new brand has […]