The Defender Digital Editions

July 30, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: Atty. Gen Lynch speaks in Houston; Memorial Hermann Hospital names Pearland CEO
  • National: Obama feels ‘at home’ during Kenya visit; Mourners remember Bland as smart, outspoken
  • Entertainment: Robert Johnson BET founder launches video streaming service
  • Center Fold: Education-A Black man’s economic weapon? Closing gap would boost earnings, economy; Houstonians take different views; Ways to solve the problem
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown dead at 22
  • UHD student president tackles debt issue; HISD grads receive record offers
  • Pro & College Sports: SWAC football promises excitement
  • High School Sports: Jackson blends pursuit with passion
  • Top Events: Rare Pearls Appreciation Reception; Delta Convention Parade; Houston Cares Meet & Greet

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