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September 24, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: HISD board considers more bond funding; Settegast gets new housing
  • Texas Workforce Commission issues $48 mil for training; Texas Lottery donates 1.2 bil to education
  • National: Carson stands by remarks about Muslim president; Obama praises Black women as ‘foot soldiers’
  • Entertainment: Morris Chestnut stars in TV’s ‘Rosewood’
  • Center Fold: Fall TV season- Blacks on new shows; 25 returning network stars
  • Black newspaper publishers recognize five luminaries
  • Pro & College Sports: Ward guides UH Cougar offense
  • High School Sports: Manvel receiver Blanton rewarded for patience
  • Top Events: Greater Houston Black Chamber celebrates 80th year; Zenith & The Mission Continues honors veterans; Top Ladies of Distinction grandparents luncheon

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