Affirming and empowering Black leadership in the Omaha metro.

 
 
 
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A growing network of Black, influencers.

 
 
 
 
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The 2019 YBI Recipients are here!

Click here to learn more about the new cohort of Black Influencers joining the movement

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Give Black!

Join us in #GivingBlackDay on August 28th to help YBI reach our goals.

Give Black Now →

 
 
 
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Board training program

We are excited to host our second board training program on September 28 from 10-3 pm. Click the link to learn more about session and how to submit open board positions.

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Black Influncers Meet Up

Join us for the next meet up at the Union during their Undesign the Redline exhibit.

Register Now →

 
 
 

Here, you are seen.

Our Inclusion & Equity Statement:

Young Black & Influential Omaha is proud to celebrate and affirm Black Influencers. We as an organization and the individuals that collectively come together to elevate Blackness; do so by recognizing, respecting and valuing the intersections of those identities.

We are an affirming space and accept no less from ourselves and the community in which we work.

 
 
 
 
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Why not us.

Ashlei Spivey poses the question, “Why not us,” when considering Black leaders in the Omaha metro. YBI held its first award ceremony in the summer of 2016 and hasn’t looked back since.

“There were so many awards in our community and very little recognized the talents, abilities and contributions of Black people.”

From this acknowledgement, YBI has continued to gather and celebrate Black leaders in the Omaha metro, striving to be inclusive and celebratory of all - no matter the sector, industry, educational attainment level, income, and otherwise.

We’re for all, why not us.

 
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