In this week’s Defender

Make your vote count and read about the promising early vote numbers.

Associate Editor Marilyn Marshall writes about Sandra Bland five years after her death and profiles Black women and girls killed by police. #SayHerName

In sports, Terrance Harris shares why the NFL is “off key” with their “Lift Every Voice and Sing” plans.

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