March 12, 2020


Week of March 12, 2020

  • On the Web: Fit & Fine features Dr. Seun Adigun, D.C. (live Fri., Mar. 13, 2020); Message from the Publisher and news ‘On The Web’ that you can use: How to get your side hustle on, who has received $2M from Bloomberg to reach Black voters, and Texas’ ranking for Black entrepreneurs.
  • Local News: Kirbyjon Caldwell awaits sentencing, Dillard president warns potential TSU candidates while the TSU law school is in jeopardy; Local lawmakers are addressing the Texas voting issues; and Dr. Lathan updates the community through the State of Schools
  • National News: The U.S. surgeon general thinks the coronavirus is contained; Mayor Turner and Rep. Jackson Lee update on historic trail; Blacks poorer today than five years ago; Starbucks pays some Blacks less than whites; and Honey Pot founder rebounds
  • Feature: Mother writes a painful obit for her only child
  • Center Fold \\ PolyTicks: Updates readers on local and national politics and features how Biden owes Blacks, something fishy going on with Rep. Dutton’s race, the latest regarding Commissioner Ellis and more.
  • Pro & College Sports: Updates on March Madness, the XFL, SWAC and PVAMU
  • High School Sports: JA Robertson is the missing piece to Hightower title while Jaylon Calvin sets a winning tone at Bellaire
  • Faces @ Events: The Defender was on hand for these events: CIS 41st Annual Stay in School Gala, Reception for New Unity CEO and Public Education Matters Benefit Luncheon. Have an upcoming event? Let us know about it @ [email protected]