So what do you know about Black newspapers?
What’s their names? What’s the history behind them?
It’s one thing to hear of things by word of mouth.
Listen and see how far a newspaper can get your
Well, I found out about this CAlifornia newspaper that’s
a black newspaper.
It is calledThe Los Angeles Sentinel , which is an african American owned
and operated newspaper. This newspaper influences
the notions, attitudes and buying decisions of those
who read it. With all that, it must be a “MUST READ”newspaper.
But if you say Black newspaper, it catches the eye anyways.
THe Los Angeles Sentinel was founded in 1983 by
Col Leon H. Washington. Attorney Kenneth R.
Thomas and his wife Jennifer Thomas bought
the newpaper in 1983 and stayed the owners
until 2004. Danny J Bakewell purchased it
next and he was known for being a real estate
executive publisher, chairman and chief
executive officer in March 2004.
The Sentinel has gotten plenty of professional and community
service awards and was nationally recognized newspaper
publishing organizations. The Sentinel is a member of
the Audit Bureau of Circulation, the National
Newspaper Association, the National Newspaper
Publishers Association, the California Newspaper
The Sentinel has an audience of more than 125,000
people. It is the biggest paid African American owned
newspaper in the West. Under it’s belt, it has
an ABC audited circulation.
The Los Angeles Black consumer market comes
as number 2 of the largest in the nation with income
that goes over $20 billion yearly.
The SEntinel has a history of more than 70
years of service to the community. It supports
civic organizations such as Brotherhood
Crusade, Mothers in Action, Sabriya’s Castle
of Fun Foundation, African American Unity
center, Naacp, American Red Cross, UNCF,
Urban League, YMCA, and Religious councils
of every denomination.
the Sentinel is used as an advertising
medium from Union Bank Of California,
Federal Express, Office Depot, Home Dept,
Sony Pictures, 20tH Centry Fox, AT&T, Daimler
Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General
So if you did not already know this, NOW you
know. If you already did, this is a recap or maybe
even added knowledge.