In this week’s Defender

Going back to school this fall looks different in the era of COVID-19, and in this week’s Defender, we share the reopening plans of several area school districts.

Kanye West’s recent public struggles with bipolar disorder has brought new attention to this mental illness. Learn why this disorder is no joke.

Reparations for Black Americans are gaining traction among local governments. Check out the latest on restitution actions.

The University of Texas is facing a lawsuit from white students claiming reverse discrimination. Learn the details inside this week’s Defender.

Stay connected and let us know what you’re thinking on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DefenderNetwork. Plus, check us out at to learn about the City of Houston’s Small Business Economic Relief Program, the call to action in Rep. John Lewis’ posthumous op-ed, and the initiative of Black athletes to help former felons in Florida vote. In Fit & Fine, attorney and fitness enthusiast Monique Saulter invites you to learn about her weight loss journey after having children. Check out Saulter’s feature on Friday.