About Us

The Chicago Defender is multi-media content provider of news, information and events that cover the interests of the urban African American community with culturally relevant content not regularly serviced by mainstream media. Founded in 1905,The Chicago Defender celebrates its 114th Anniversary in 2019 and the evolution being recognized nationally as the 2nd most widely read and best African-American Newspaper by Nielson and Essence Survey 2014. Everyday we distribute news and information via multiple platforms.

Leaders and readers in metropolitan Chicago look to the Chicago Defender to stay informed about issues that impact their lives. As the voice of the community for more than eight decades, we take great pride in having access to the grassroots community as well as connections and established relationships with influencers and opinion leaders. We stay abreast of the pulse of the neighborhoods. Our readers trust us. They trust that The Chicago Defender will portray the good news and the bad in a fair and balanced manner.