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Kenyon Martin, giving back through mentorship

Kenyon Martin, NBA veteran of the Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets and L.A. Clippers, among other teams, returned home recently to Oak Cliff to mentor young athletes during summer basketball camp at the Becky Saner Recreation Center.

Kenyon Martin is honored with a proclamation

One the basketball court, NBA players give their all to please fans and bring home a win for their team. But off the court, these talented ballers are family men and philanthropists aiming to give back to their community and ...

CVC music students hit the right notes

Michael Robertson and some of his friends – Zantana Zuniga and Johnnathan Melendez included – have recurring weekly appointments as part of their work. But those appointments aren’t in an office, and they don’t involve talking about sales, hiring employees ...

Revised tax-funded plan to be presented to Dallas ISD board of trustees

Strong Schools Strong Dallas, a coalition of educational, youth-oriented and advocacy groups, is set to present a new Tax Ratification Election program to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees on Aug. 5.

Fit2Hire offers DCCCD students options

Dallas County Community College District will offer students an opportunity to choose new or gently worn clothing they need for job interviews or to spruce up their workplace wardrobes during its Fit2Hire event July 22.

DFW Back-to-School events

Dallas County Health and Human Services will hold school vaccinations before the back-to-school rush at six clinics Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Foundation launches Raising Texas Teachers

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation recently launched Raising Texas Teachers, a program to provide $50 million over the next 10 years in scholarship funding for students committed to a career in teaching, and technical support for premier Texas teacher ...

DCCCD trustees approve concealed carry policy

DCCCD is a network of seven community colleges in Dallas County. On June 6, members of the college district’s board of trustees unanimously approved a new concealed carry – or campus carry – policy. The policy will start Aug. 1.

Giddings pushes to eliminate ‘lunch shaming’

With one in four children in North Texas living in a food insecure household, the need to alleviate child hunger in the state is crucial.

Southeast Georgia church receives historical marker

A historical marker, the Civil Rights Trail historical marker, was unveiled for the First African Baptist Church, Savannah’s First African Church, the Savannah Morning News reported. The memorization took place June 14 outside the church, which is one of the ...

Collegiate communiqué – Southwest region

State Sen. Royce West and Rep. Helen Giddings filed bills to address the shortage of early childhood teachers in the North Texas area

DCCCD expo helps high school grads enroll in college

Now that Pomp and Circumstance has faded from memory and the graduation balloons are deflated.

Urban students to be named national math, science scholars

Four graduating high school seniors have been selected by the Council of the Great City Schools to receive the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship.

Theatre academy for at-risk boys

The historic Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center has launched a new academy named after its longtime champion.

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum Youth Debate Team

“Our children have not mastered the art of discussion,” said the late Kathlyn Gilliam, an activist and the first Black female on the Dallas ISD board.

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