July 24, 2014


  • Local Newstalk: Feds probe HISD school closings; Educator Dr. Evelyn Thornton dies;
  • Wells Fargo brings Kinsey Collection to HMAAC
  • National: ACE Cash Express fined $10 million; New Yorker's death outrages minorities
  • Entertainment: Rosie Perez shares her 'unpredictable' story
  • Health Defender Special Edition: Heart disease Blacks' No. 1 killer; Detecting heart disease; 10 tips for preventing heart disease; Is your home safe for your young family?; How to prevent child heatstroke in vehicles; Drowning prevention;
  • Centerfold: What women should know, Heart disease myths vs. facts; Kids cope with heart disease too; Exercise, sitting less reduce risk in men
  • Eat food with less salt; Talk to a nurse for free, around-the-clock
  • Houston native reality show star; Joyner will speak to TSU alumni
  • Pro & College Sports: Philadelphia's Damion Square continues Houston tradition
  • Faces of Black Houston: FOBH summer season kick-off reception; Red Carpet photo gallery

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