SNEAK PEAK VIDEO: Writer/Educator Josie Pickens, Sister Power personified
Josie Pickens

Josie Pickens is not only changing lives and transforming minds as a professor at Texas Southern University, she is a big-time writer who has penned articles for literally everybody, including Ebony, Essence, The Root and MadameNoire, just to name a few! Yet, this self-described “girl from Hiram Clarke” is only getting started.

Check out her Defender Spotlight article in this week’s paper, as well as additional interview relevations this Friday at

But for now, here’s a sneak peak into this Pickens’ passion and presence, as she speaks to how she sees both love and plantonic relationships, as well as community care and service, through the lens of love.

Aswad Walker

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...