Diane Xavier


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Real Men Vote: Basketball charity event encourages men, young adults to vote

Voting is considered a privilege and a responsibility in the United States. However, not everyone takes advantage of it, especially the current generation. Only 31% of youth, ages 18-29, voted in the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.

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A Community that Gardens together … Grows together

Classes on the ecosytem allow students to connect with nature

Nature offers man its most valuable resources – soil, water and air. Combined with proper care, they can transform into a bountiful field with enough fruit and vegetables to sustain a community. Maintaining such a field can provide an opportunity for the community to bond, as well as a chance for individuals to connect with Mother Nature.

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How to be a Gentleman

Black men team up to help boys transition into manhood

Growing up isn’t easy, especially for the many young Black men living without positive male role models.

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Students offer help, hope to families in crisis

Help and hope for victims of domestic violence should be as close as your fingertips, according to the HopeLine, a national hotline that offers resources to help family members in crisis.

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Uniting women leaders for world peace

Since terrorists attacked the United States of America on Sept. 11, 2001, the nation has been torn by war, blood, gun violence, death and an economic recession.

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Magic Moment

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities present inaugural Roger Staubach Award

Do you believe in Magic? Cookie and Earvin “Magic” Johnson still believe.

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Community Conversation: Improving education in Dallas

The topic of improving education has been a heated debate in Dallas for the past decade. Not only has this issue been a local and state debate, but it has also drawn national attention as well.

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Empowered to Change the World

Project helps St. Anthony School students tackle hunger, homelessness

In an area overwhelmed by hunger and homelessness, a project known as Design for Change empowers students to make a difference in the world around them.

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South Dallas groups receive helping hand

In 2013, Mayor Mike Rawlings rolled out his GrowSouth 2 initiative to help grow the city of Dallas, especially Southern Dallas, considered by many to be the most neglected part of one of the most popular cities in the world.

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Home Rule: Is it really what they say it is?

Dallas still divided over home rule charter

The drama continues for the Dallas Independent School District as the school board, citizens, students, parents, teachers and community all wait to find out if the district will become the first in the state of Texas to operate under the home rule charter district. The effort to turn DISD into the first-ever home rule charter district, started by Support Our Public Schools, requires 5 percent of voters or 25,000 signatures from the citizens of Dallas in order to move forward.

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