The Defender Digital Editions

July 23, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: Houston Rallies for Bland, seeks answers; Former Varnett School officials indicted
  • National: Clinton accepts blame for excessive sentences; Lynch tells NAACP ‘our work is not finished’
  • Jazz festival celebrates 25 years; Copeland comes to Houston
  • Entertainment: Black heritage festival debuts Aug. 1
  • Center Fold: Blacks & Alzheimer’s- Awareness research top priorities; Black clinical trial participants needed; Facts & figures;  Play ‘Forget Me Not’ comes to Houston
  • MD Anderson ranked No. 1 cancer hospital; UH receives bonds for Sugar Land expansion
  • Pro & College Sports: Sumlin’s A&M Aggies gearing up for season
  • High School Sports: PV coaches’ group thrives
  • Top Events: Community Alzheimer’s Luncheon; Reshonda Tate Billingsley Book Signing; Ovide Duncantell Roast & Toast

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