The Defender Digital Editions

March 03, 2016


  • Election results: March 1 Primary
  • Local Newstalk: TSU forms Presidential Search Committee; HISD hosts superintendent search meetings;
  • National: Black ministers rally for supreme Court nominee; Black woman nominee to head Library of Congress
  • Entertainment: Stephan James plays Jesse Owens in ‘Race’
  • Boys & Girls Clubs choose Youth of the Year; Students compete in spelling bee championship; March: Families asked to read aloud
  • Harris County offers business property help; Obama budget would increase MBDA funding
  • Center Fold: Kofi Taharka: Black Warrior; 10 facts about National Black United Front
  • Credit reports: Frequently asked questions
  • Opinion: Rebuild America’s infrastructure
  • Study links rap music, teen sexual initiation; One in three adults not getting enough sleep
  • Off-the-court happenings at SWAC tournament
  • Pro & College Sports: TSU Tigers, Griffin ready for SWAC tournament
  • High School Sports: Robinson provides glue for Clear Springs success
  • Top Events: South Africa’s First Lady Visits; Sassy Ladies Go Red; Sisters Network Pink Angel Celebration

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