November 19, 2020


In this week’s Defender

George Floyd’s impact on the world and how we view racial injustice and inequality has proven to be more dynamic than anyone could have imagined. Defender Associate-Editor Aswad Walker looks at how politics, sports, entertainment, and the corporate arena are all being affected by the death of Floyd.

Recently Texas Children’s Hospital named Jackie Ward the Chief Nurse Officer, which makes her the first African-American woman to hold this position. Ward speaks exclusively with Defender Managing Editor ReShonda Tate Billingsley about her journey that led her to her new role.

Community and Civic leaders are outraged with HISD and their decision to not to make the Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan position permanent. Check out what local leaders have to say in this week’s edition.

We invite you to stay connected and let us know what you’re thinking on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @DefenderNetwork. Also, check us out at www.DefenderNetwork.com every day for the top stories impacting the Black community. On the Web, potential Blacks to work in Biden administration, the American Medical Association stating that racism is a national health crisis, and more sports stories.