The Defender has partnered with KRIV, FOX 26 News, for a segment called Top 3 Takeaways on Channel 26’s 5pm newscast. Twice a week, we’ll be highlighting the original, insightful stories our team writes on a variety of topics that highlight Houston’s growing Black community, including health, education, lifestyle, business and racial disparity issues, as well as profiles of prominent citizens.

This week, the Defender Network and FOX 26 discussed the following stories we encourage you to examine:

  1. Amanda Gorman poem banned in Florida
  2. Black Houston, we have a problem: Asthma
  3. Find healing in Houston’s holistic health movement

In case you missed it….check out past Takeaways.

May 10, 2023

May 5, 2023

April 28, 2023

April 25, 2023

April 14, 2023

April 4, 2023

March 31, 2023

March 28, 2023

March 21, 2023

March 16, 2023

March 9, 2023

February 28, 2023

February 14, 2023


I'm originally from Cincinnati. I'm a husband and father to six children. I'm an associate pastor for the Shrine of Black Madonna (Houston). I am a lecturer (adjunct professor) in the University of Houston...