Dawaune Hayes

Dawaune, an artist, journalist, and social entrepreneur, brings people, ideas, and resources together for positive change. Dawaune worked in arts advocacy and communications before joining forces with The Omaha Star, Nebraska’s oldest Black-owned newspaper, and 101.3 FM Mind & Soul Radio to develop NOISE – North Omaha Information Support Everyone – in 2018.


Existence is enough

Dawaune Hayes asks: If we cannot see beyond our own egos, then how could we possibly change politics?

Bodies of evidence

The more we normalize a strictly numeral-based reference for human life, the more we lose our personal sense of sacredness, Dawaune Hayes writes.

People-sized politics

When we think about national politics, they often have a larger-than-life appeal. We are shown big personalities with multimillion-dollar budgets, talking about how they are going to fix


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