The Defender Digital Editions

June 25, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: Sports world mourns; Hope Academy contract terminated-Cofield committed to education
  • Black lawyers will honor three Houstonians
  • National: Rawlings-Blake leads mayors’ organization; NAACP announces march from Selma to D.C.
  • Entertainment: Brian Courtney Wilson releases album, start initiative
  • Center Fold: Charleston Church Murders-Racism Runs Deep, Black leaders speak out; Nine lives lost; Dylann Roof- Mindset of a killer
  • Pro & College Sports: Countdown to Texans’ training camp
  • Defender wins four NNPA Merit Awards
  • Jack & Jill hosts children’s gala
  • Top Events: 100 Black Men Block Party; Fabric of a Woman Reception; JSU Houston Alumni Gala

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