In this week’s Defender


GUILTY is the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial but is that verdict really enough to address the gruesome history of police brutality and violence against Black people in America? Managing Editor ReShonda Tate Billingsley shares the views of Houston area residents in LET THE PEOPLE BE HEARD.

Education has been hard hit in the age of COVID-19. In this week’s Defender Von Jiles sits down with the first African American chairman of the Texas House Public Education Committee, State Rep. Harold Dutton as he confronts the challenges that COVID has presented and the legislation being considered.

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Prairie View’s Jaylen Harris is ready to live his NFL dreams. Professional and College Sports Editor Terrance Harris interviewed this young superstar; learn more about Harris’ journey.

This week Fit and Fine is featuring the beautiful and tenacious Kimberly Williams, who believe that you only get one life so live it to its fullest potential. Learn more about Kimberly online at www.defendernetwork.com.

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