December 18, 2014


  • Local: Wheeler Avenue breaks ground
  • National: Camille Cosby speaks out; Bill Cosby’s accusers; Young activists push Obama on police
  • Celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 26-Jan.1
  • Entertainment: ‘Selma’ revisits Civil Rights Movement
  • Enjoy the holidays without gaining weight; Tips for exercise success
  • Center Fold: Benjamin Crump on Civil Rights Issues; U.S. Rep. Al Green sponsors bill; Crump’s well-known cases
  • Opinion: 10-point plan for police accountability
  • Defender partners with Hightower academy
  • Pro & College Sports: Ware marks anniversary of historic Heisman win
  • High School Sports: Katy’s unsung heroes include Brown, Stewart
  • Online service app provide neighborhood info
  • Top Events: B.E.A.U.T.Y. mentoring organization celebrates its first year; MLK Peacekeepers Initiative mixer; TSU winter commencement

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