Houston Defender

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Houston Defender
TypeWeekly Newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)C.F. Richardson Sr.
PublisherSonceria "Sonny" Messiah Jiles
EditorReShonda Tate Billingsley
FoundedOctober 11, 1930 (October 11, 1930)
Headquarters12401 South Post Oak, Houston, Texas 77045, United States
Circulation30,234 copies
Readership90,000
Websitehttps://defendernetwork.com

The Houston Defender is an African-American newspaper published weekly in Houston, Texas. The newspaper was established October 11, 1930.

C. F. Richardson Sr. established the newspaper. Richardson died in 1939, and his son, C. F. Richardson Jr., took over the newspaper.[1] Then-27-year-old Sonceria Messiah-Jiles purchased the newspaper in 1981. The 2008 readership was 60,000.[2] The 2018 readership is 80,000.

In 1993 the bi-monthly Campus Defender tabloid was created for a younger audience; its contributors are middle and high school students and it has been an online publication since 2008.[3]

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  1. ^ Kleiner, Diana J. "HOUSTON DEFENDER". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ "The Defender" (Archive) Houston Defender. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Kleiner, Diana J. "HOUSTON DEFENDER". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 18 January 2016.

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