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This is a SESH Communications Publication

Effective June 2, 2001...

The Dayton Defender, a Division of Sirius Enterprises, Inc, is currently being acquired by SESH Communications and is published weekly.  Single issue price is .50.  Mail subscription rate is $25 per year. Phone:  (513) 961-3771 or 1-800-961-3371.

A little known fact about The Dayton Defender...

Historically, The Dayton Defender has been in existence since the 80's. It begin as the New Dayton Defender.  The exact date of when the New Dayton Defender began is not clear; however, the downtown Dayton Library has November 12-26, 1987 issues. Also according the Dayton Library, the late Ernie Bickerstaff was editor at that time, with co-publishers Bryan Keith and Daryl Young. Beginning in 1994, Defender, was published by Sirius Enterprises, Inc., [Lavera Floyd, Loretta Floyd, Glenn (Prince) Floyd, Jr., and Lisa Deloris Floyd-Jefferson].  It was a Huber Heights-based, family-owned business that served the Greater Dayton, Ohio area.

Defender created the annual Brother-to-Brother, Sister-to-Sister Entrepreneur Conference for children ranging from age 4-years-old to 17-years-old. The first Conference was held May 19, 1996, keynoted by Joshua I. Smith, Chairperson and CEO of MAXIMA Corporation. Because of this Conference, the National NAACP has launched an entrepreneur institute for youths in Baltimore, Maryland. Our 4th and first Millennium Conference was held May 6, 2000.

Defender's Mission Statement..
  • Satisfy our reading audiences
  • Provide factual information that will create an awareness of economic development
  • Present news that directly affects African Americans growth and progress
  • Get it to them anytime of day, faster and better than ever before

Editor's Note:  Effective August 3, 2000 this publication changed from The Weekly Defender to The Dayton Defender.

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