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Defender Top 10 MCs of All Time

In 2014, Chris Rock starred in a movie entitled Top Five, a semi-romantic comedy revolving around his list of “Top Five MCs” of all time.…

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Top Five

What’s happening today in Black America? The day’s Top 5 Black headlines are assembled for your convenience.


The exact digital replica of the Defender allows you to flip the pages, scan the headlines and read the stories on your device of choice, any time.


Defender Managing Editor ReShonda Billingsley gives a weekly wrap up of the top Black news stories.


Terrance’s Sports Takes

Houston Sports Awards has a new date. The Houston Sports Authority has decided to postpone the 2022 Houston Sports Awards from Feb. 3 until…