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June 16, 2016


  • Local Newstalk: Black high schools last in state rankings; Texas ties car renewal to child support
  • National: Ex-offenders get second chance at higher ed; Blacks, Latinos experience education gaps
  • Edwards named to 40 Under 40; Breaux lands education post
  • TSU receives half million for housing initiative; Comcast program awards students scholarships
  • Entertainment: AJ McQueen Writer’s Block founder wears multiple hats; Epps is ‘Uncle Buck’
  • Anderson, Ellis Ross to host 2016 BET Awards
  • Juneteenth: Emancipation Park Juneteenth opening delayed
  • Center Fold: Fighting for justice & freedom; Black newspapers serve as voice of the community; Five Black Press facts; NNPA members cover Black America
  • Celebrate Juneteenth: Schedule of events
  • Health: Obesity high among African-American children
  • Obamacare shows signs of success in Texas
  • Child obesity can be reduced during pregnancy; Children’s cancer center launched in Botswana
  • A year after Charleston, another mass shooting
  • Opinion: Charleston gunman doesn’t deserve death penalty; Most Black fathers present and accounted for not MIA
  • Pro & College Sports: Astros look to future with 2016 draft
  • High School Sports: Langham Creek Lobos flourish as underdogs
  • Top Events: For The Sake of Art Fashion Show; Antioch Youth Awareness Workshop; UH Pastors’ Health Challenge

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