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. 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 circulation was 60,000.[2]

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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