July 03, 2014


  • Local Newstalk: Local firms make BE list
  • National: Groups call for voting rights action; Obama seeks to return immigrant children
  • Bobby Womack dead at 70; Meshach Taylor dead at 67
  • Entertainment: Powerful celebrities 7 out of top 10 black
  • Center Fold: Blacks & The 4th of July; Douglass called celebration ‘a sham’; Blacks played role in Revolutionary War
  • Mammograms offered for free; Obesity increases breast cancer death risk
  • HCC, HISD aid at-risk students
  • Pro & College Sports: Rockets striving to improve in offseason
  • High School Sports: Dobie players find strength in numbers

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