In this week’s Defender

The COVID-19 economic shutdown has hurt Black businesses the most, with Black owners seeing a 41% decline from February to April. Learn how Black business owners are making ‘The Shift,’ and are responding to the pandemic in an article by Defender Managing Editor ReShonda Tate Billingsley.

Three years after Hurricane Harvey, some people are still waiting for help. Community advocates say many damaged homes were in Black and Latino neighborhoods that lacked economic investment and proper infrastructure to keep from flooding. In this week’s edition, learn what progress has been made to repair homes.

Texans fifth-year receiver Will Fuller is looking to stay healthy and make an impact this season. Can Fuller make a full return after injury? Check out Defender Sports for an update.

Stay connected and let us know what you’re thinking on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DefenderNetwork. Also, check us out at every day for the top 12 stories impacting the Black community. Plus, discover resources for Black entrepreneurs in the Defender’s Business section, and the latest COVID-19 information on the Coronavirus channel. In Fit & Fine, youth sports specific trainer Emmanuel Gatling shares how he stays fit while shaping the next generation. Check out Emmanuel’s feature on Friday.