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Things are not business as usual for most Houston Black small businesses. In this week’s Defender, several business owners shared their perspectives on how the ‘Stay-Home-Work-Safe’ order is impacting their businesses. The Defender is supporting...

Houston Impact: Black business and coronavirus

As individuals and entire countries are impacted by the coronavirus global pandemic, we can’t forget the very real impact it’s having upon Black businesses...

Houston jazz legend William ‘Bubbha’ Thomas dead at 82

Drummer, bandleader and activist William George “Bubbha” Thomas died of heart failure Saturday in Houston, according to his son. He was 82. Thomas had been...

Houston jazz legend William ‘Bubbha’ Thomas dead at 82

Drummer, bandleader and activist William George “Bubbha” Thomas died of heart failure Saturday in Houston, according to his son. He was 82. Thomas had been...

Essence Fest 2020 postponed amid coronavirus concerns

After initially stating March 13 that it planned to move forward with its scheduled July 1-5 dates in New Orleans, Essence Fest 2020 announced...

Globetrotters legend Fred ‘Curly’ Neal dies at 77

Fred "Curly" Neal, the face of the Harlem Globetrotters for 22 years, died Thursday morning in Houston at the age of 77, the team...

Adrian Peterson donates $50K to HISD for meals during coronavirus pandemic

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson and his wife, Ashley, are giving back to the community in a major way during this time of...

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Defender Fit & Fine: Chichi Nwaorie

Who is Chichi Nwaorie? Age: 36 Occupation: Fitness Entrepreneur Education: University of Houston Major: Journalism/Mass Communications Motto: “She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear...

COVID-19 social distancing fitness plan

With the gyms closed, events canceled and everyone trying to do their part to blunt the coronavirus pandemic by practicing social distancing, maintaining a...

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