Just got wind of the Chicago Defender closed it's doors.. I grew up on this paper my folks had a subscription to the Defender as a young kid I always saw a copy in my house.. Many say the Defender( Robert Abbott) was the most successful Black News Paper in America..I would have to concur with that assessment being bias since I'm from the Windy City ..lol one thing I will always remember even before I could really read was.. on the defender on the top portion of the paper.. it's logo was the( Sphinx) which I know put a subliminal message & effected un told thousands about our Ancient Greatness ...!!!
Also the paper boy would deliver the Defender & about a hour alter the number runner would slip the daily numberts under the door matt for those of you to young to remember numbers I got something here about it