African-American Leadership Awards

Each year, the African-American Leadership Awards recognize the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans in our community who have made significant contributions to the City of Omaha in the following categories: Business, Community, Education, Faith, Government, Health, Young Professional (ages 21 to 39) and Youth (ages 16 to 18). The awards are presented by the Urban League of Nebraska Guild. | Learn more about the ULN Guild.

Visit the African-American Leadership Hall of Fame to view past recipients.

African-American Leadership Awards Gala

Nominations for 2020 African American Leadership Awards will open January 2020! 

The 2019 AALA Winners


Winsley Durand III


Dr. Viv Ewing


Wesley Dacus

Barry Thomas


Pastor Terry Arvie


Judge Derek Vaughn


Dr. Marvin Stancil

Young Professional

I Be Black Girl


Sanjaya Bolton

Someone Special

Dr. Danita Webb

Visit the African-American Leadership Hall of Fame to view past recipients.

Join the Celebration!

The Urban League of Nebraska Guild organizes the African-American Leadership Awards with the generous support of community members, businesses and organizations. Your support allows us the opportunity to recognize today’s African-American leaders and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. You can support AALA the following ways:

  • Become a Patron.
  • Make a donation.
  • Purchase tickets or a table.


For more information about AALA, please contact the Urban League of Nebraska Guild.

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