In this week’s Defender

Many of us are struggling with no electricity or no water and the Defender is in the same boat. So we are sending this digital copy of the Houston Defender newspaper via email in hopes that you will get this week’s edition.

We pray that you and your family are safe and sound during these unusual circumstances.

Have you ever noticed that the Black community may be shifting from our traditional beliefs? Democrat to Independent… Christian to Spiritual. Aswad Walker examines the New Black Identity and all that comes with it in this week’s must-read centerfold.

Fit & Fine features the focused and determined Trainer and CEO Ryan Mosby. Read more about this extremely talented brother online or in this week’s newspaper.

Having trouble paying rent? Read how Texas State officials plan to roll out a $1.3 billion rental assistance program for those struggling to keep up with housing payments during a shaky economic recovery.

Local residents are seriously concerned about the social justice racial disparity that exist in Harris County. Learn the facts and make a judgment call for yourself in the Defender.

In the midst of COVID-19, TSU Guard Michael Weathers has had to deal with adversity coming from every direction. Terrence Harris breaks down how this young leader keeps his team focused during these tumultuous times.

We invite you to stay connected and let us know what you’re thinking on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @DefenderNetwork. Also, check us out at every day for the top stories impacting the Black community. On the Web, get the latest on Texas redistricting drama, Atlanta’s newly elected DA is making national headlines with her investigation into potentially illegal activities of Donald Trump, and check out Megan Thee Stallion’s big heart as the Houstonian gifted $50k to a healthcare worker.