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September 03, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: Houston mourns murdered deputy; Local leaders condemn killing, ‘rhetoric’
  • National: $25,000 Apple STEM scholarships available; Truancy takes toll on Black Families
  • Older adults encouraged to get flu vaccine
  • Entertainment: Keith Beauchamp Filmmaker focused on Till story
  • Center Fold: Rhonda Skillern-Jones HISD school board president speaks
  • Business: Small businesses can help unemployed youth
  • Opinion: Help ex-offenders become productive citizens
  • Pro & College Sports: PVAMU football- New coach, new beginning
  • High School Sports: BTW’s Lavergne excels in all sports
  • Simeon Rice, former NFL great makes directorial debut
  • Top Events: Bill Duke visits Imani School; GHBC Pinnacle Awards Nominee Reception; Reshonda Tate Billingsley Premiere Party

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