Houston Defender

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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. The man died in the 1940s, so his son, C. F. Richardson Jr., took over the newspaper. Then-27-year-old Sonceria Messiah-Jiles purchased the newspaper in 1981. The 2008 circulation was 60,000.[1]

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  1. ^ "The Defender" (Archive) Houston Defender. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.

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