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PUBLISHER'S MESSAGE

Houston is home to nearly 1 million Blacks. It is consistently ranked as one of the top ten cities based on median household income, households earning more than $100,000 annually, business ownership, college graduates and home owners. Additionally, we have the lowest unemployment and home loan rejection rates.

Houston is home to nearly 1 million Blacks. It is consistently ranked as one of the top ten cities based on median household income, households earning more than $100,000 annually, business ownership, college graduates and home owners. Additionally, we have the lowest unemployment and home loan rejection rates.

TEAM

Meet the wonderful staff of dedicated individuals

Sonny Jiles

Sonceria “Sonny” Messiah Jiles
Publisher & CEO

At the leadership helm since 1981, Sonny has built the Defender legacy on promoting the positive, analyzing the problems and sharing the solutions.

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ReShonda Tate Billingsley

ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Managing Editor

A renowned author of over 40+books and several TV series, ReShonda has been an editorial contributor since graduating from University of Texas in the 90s.

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Selma Dodson

Selma Dodson Tyler
Client Manager

Selma, a seasoned veteran in advertising and marketing for print and radio, serves our ad partners needs on all the Defender platforms: print, online and social media.

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Marilyn Marshall

Marilyn Marshall
Associate Editor

Marilyn, an accomplished journalist and editor, has been a part of the Defender family for over 30+ years.

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Margo Hubbard

Margo Hubbard
Engagement Editor

Margo, a seasoned public relations and marketing expert, supplies resourceful content and interacts with our readers on all the Defender social media venues.

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Aswad Walker

Aswad Walker
People Editor

With a gift for embracing our culture, Aswad shares his journalistic skills while also capturing the essence of Black Houstonians in photos in Faces @ Houston events.

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Max Edison

Max Edison
College | Pro Sports Editor

Max, an award-winning sportswriter, builds on his “in your face” style and tenacity.

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Jodie B. Jiles
High School Sports Reporter

Jodie, the newest addition to the team, loves sports and is an outstanding photographer/videographer.

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Michael Grant

Michael Grant
Creative/Art Director

With an extensive graphic and digital design background, Michael is a master at visual storytelling on multiple platforms.

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Larry Davis

Larry Davis
Distributor

Known to many as Mr. Defender, Larry makes sure the North Houston area receives the weekly edition of the Defender newspaper.

Ron Scurry
Distributor

An authority in newspaper distribution, Ron oversees distribution of the newspaper in Southwest Houston.

Robert Sanders

Robert Sanders
Distributor

Robert, known for his hard-work ethic, handles the distribution of the newspaper in Central and Southeast Houston.

CAMPAIGNS

Defender Network News Week

The top Black entertainment stories and a list of the local weekend happening every Wednesday.

Defender Network E-Wrap

A weekly recap of the top Black news stories airing every Saturday.

Defender Network Daily Dozen

Twelve of the Top Black Headlines are delivered in the morning via email Monday – Friday.

Defender Network e-Edition

The electronic version of the award-winning Defender newspaper is distributed every Thursday with a few extras.

Defender Network Gimme-a-Minute College | Pro Sports

Features the top College and Professional sports stories every Thursday night with a little jab called “Go Sit Down”.

Defender Network Gimme-a-minute High School Sports

The best in high school sports every Tuesday night showcases: Athlete of the Week, Team of the Week and Coach of the Week.

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12401 South Post Oak, Houston, Texas 77045
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 8005, Houston, Texas 77288
Telephone
713-663-6996
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