Couples & Milestones

Celebrate the latest milestones from some of Black Houston’s finest couples.

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Community members say no to Carverdale landfill expansion

Residents of a historically Black and Hispanic community spoke out against a proposed landfill expansion in their neighborhood Tuesday night, as state environmental regulators consider granting a permit despite community pushback. At the public meeting at Sterling Banquet Hall, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality met with more than 100 people about the expansion of…

We’re still fighting to end HIV in Black community

For over 40 years, folks have been working hard to not only help end the HIV epidemic, but to address the disparities among Black people.  Since the epidemic first started in the 1980s, Black people have been heavily impacted. Today, we account for just over 40% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States,…

Local Artists You Need to Know, June 2022 edition

The Defender issued a call for the names of local artists who deserve some shine; folk with insane talent, but who most people in the city, state and country simply don’t know about. Yet! We called, and you, our community, responded. Big time. Thus, we decided to do this spotlight once a month, featuring artists…

Forced into parenthood, Dems ask where’s the money to support moms, children

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade’s constitutional protections for abortion rights set off a contest between Democrats and Republicans going into the midterm elections over whose policies would do more to help vulnerable mothers and children. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., who heads the Republican campaign committee in the Senate, said GOP lawmakers now have the responsibility to…