The Defender Digital Editions

January 21, 2016


  • Local News talk: Turner addresses potholes, parades; HISD board elects officers
  • Taxpayers reminded filing season has started
  • National: Black Lives Matter seeks CBC support; Contaminated water threatens flint, Mich.
  • Entertainment: Should Blacks boycott the Oscars?
  • Center Fold: Dr. John Rudley’s TSU legacy; Rudley’s accomplishments
  • Pro & College Sports: Rockets finally get it together this season
  • High School Sports: Hughes living a dream at Yates High School
  • Stretch the effectiveness of your workout; Fewer Texans face medical bill problems
  • Top Events: Gardere MLK Oratory Competition; Black Heritage Society Banquet; MLK Grande Parade

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