The Defender Digital Editions

May 12, 2016


  • Local Newstalk: Turner addresses flooding, finances; Johnson to finish unexpired term
  • National: Lack of teacher diversity focus of summit; Obama recognizes National Teacher of the Year
  • Entertainment: Year of the Black superhero
  • Center Fold: Exploring Cuba’s Art- Gallery owner Gite brings treasures to Houston
  • King, Anderson and Truth are on the money; $20,000 reward offered for killer
  • Opinion: Locked out: education, jobs and justice
  • Pro & College Sports: Adrian Peterson helps hometown of Palestine
  • High School Sports: Lamar’s Milan Young overcomes huge hurdle
  • Top Events: Delta Sigma Theta May Week; MD Anderson Henrietta Lacks Panel; Kidpreneurs Host Book Signing

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