Young Black & INfluential Omaha
Young Black & Influential (YBI) Omaha is an awards event and leadership movement born from a vision that Ashlei Spivey had on affirming and defining the shades of Black Leadership. She was frustrated with the narratives around leadership, particularly Black leadership in Omaha, NE and knew there were dope Black leaders who were doing the work, but never acknowledged because they didn’t fit into this “box” of what a leader of color should be.
This movement acknowledges and affirms these leaders in the Omaha Black community; people that are on the ground-doing the work day in and day out.
Meet the 2018 influencers
Left to Right: Katrina Adams 30s | Service; Chetekia Morris 40s | Service; Dahlia LLoyd 30s | Activism; A'Mariyon Green Youth | Service; Richard Webb 20s | Service; Mike Hughes 30s | Service; Danielle Powell 20s | Service; Tommy Young-Dennis 30s | Service; Ravan Charles 30s | Innovation
ybi recipient Classes
Maurice Jones | Youth - Activism
Tierra Conyers | Youth- Activism
Alisha Davis | 20s - Innovation
Taylor Moriah- Givens | 20s- Service
Dominique Morgan | 30s - Activism
Precious McKesson | 30s- Service
Errik Ejike | 30s - Service
Racquel Henderson | 30s - Service
Elizabeth Ajongo - 40s - Service
William Dortch | 40s - Innovation