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October 20, 2016


  • Local Newstalk: Former TSU president goes on a Twitter rant; Residents outraged over Casey Brown shooting
  • National: NAACP faces backlash after charter school stance; President Obama plans for his last 100 days
  • Skipper Lee Frazier remembered
  • Pinnacle Awards honor the best in the business
  • Entertainment: National Black Book Festival brings literary stars to Houston
  • Constable Ruben Davis dead at 61; AKA sponsors educational program
  • Center Fold: Super Bowl Black Impact; Committee confirms Black involvement; Neighborhood Tours; Black companies score big; TSU hosts pro football exhibit
  • Voting campaign engages Black women
  • Opinion: Exercise your rights and vote! NAACP loses civil rights focus on education
  • Start a business with a smartphone
  • Texas Southern celebrates in October; Harris County education dept. names new curriculum officer
  • Pro & College Sports: Texans secure 1st place in AFC South
  • High School Sports: Carter handles challenges for Woodlands Highlanders
  • Top Events: HMAAC Mission Accomplished Gala; Breast Cancer Awareness Gala; Premiere of Fashion Weak

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