The Defender Digital Editions

September 01, 2016


  • Local Newstalk: School closures, police, impact Blacks; Local Urban League wins awards; Racial bias impacts death penalty cases
  • National: Kaepernick stands for Black lives by sitting; Ferguson school district violated voting rights
  • TSU makes three changes in personnel
  • Entertainment: Revolution Weekend promotes culture; ‘Generation Found’ film premieres in Houston Sept. 1
  • Center Fold: Black stars to watch, Fall TV season; 25 returning network stars
  • Emancipation Park seeks to empower women; Community efforts fight elder financial abuse
  • Rate of uninsured young adults in Texas drops
  • Pro & College Sports: PVAMU Panthers have huge expectations
  • High School Sports: Furr football begins 2016 in grand fashion
  • Top Events: 100 Black Men Open House; Reimagine Sunnyside; ‘Houston Got Talent’ Hip Hop And Soul Edition

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