In this week’s Defender

The toughness and tenacity of Dr. Grenita Lathan, former interim Supt. of HISD, is what got the school district through Hurricane Harvey, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Winter Storm and getting Black schools back on track.  In an EXCLUSIVE exit interview with the new Defender Education Reporter Laura Oyeneho, Dr. Lathan shows her style and grace while sharing the lessons she learned and so much more. Check out this week’s centerfold to get the full scoop.

Surprise, Surprise! Bill Cosby is a free man! Did you see this coming? Find out more about the details of how Cosby’s conviction was overturned leading to his release from prison.

Happy July 4th or Independence Day? Should Black people really be celebrating this day as a holiday? Associate Editor Aswad Walker breaks down the historical significance or, lack thereof, for this national holiday as it related to Black people in America. This article will have you thinking about Independence Day from a completely different perspective.

Do you have student loan debt? Most Americans do but did you know that there is a connection between student loan debt and Black homeownership. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge wants to fix the problem…Find out more in this week’s Defender.

Fit and Fine is back and better than ever. This week’s we profiled the KETO Coach herself, Kendra Williams. Houston raised and business savvy this health specialist has a story you will not want to miss. Read her full story online at on Friday.

From TSU Alum to TSU Professor, Josie Pickens is the epitome of Black female empowerment. This insightful Writer/ Educator has a  unique approach to teaching and life in general. Learn more about Josie Pickens in this week’s Spotlight.

Baytown Lee had a powerhouse of a dual-threat quarterback this year by the name of Christian Olige. High School Sports Editor Jodie B. Jiles interviewed this young superstar and speaks to what will make him so special at the next level.

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