The ''Los Angeles Sentinel'' is a weekly African-American owned
newspaper published in Los Angeles, California
. The paper boasts of reaching 125,000 readers , making it one of the oldest, largest and most influential African-American newspapers
in the Western United States
. The ''Sentinel'' was also noted for their coverage of the changing African-American
daily life experience in the post-1992 Los Angeles Riots era.
The ''Sentinel'' was founded in 1933 by Leon H. Washington Jr.
for black readers. Since that time, the newspaper has been considered a staple of black life in Los Angeles. The paper mainly focuses on and thus enjoys most of its circulation
in the predominantly African-American neighborhood
s of South Los Angeles
. The office is on Crenshaw Boulevard
with commercial corridor in the Hyde Park neighborhood
which is known as "the heart of African American commerce in Los Angeles".
On March 17, 2004, the ''Sentinel'' was purchased and came under the direction of real estate developer
and community activist Danny Bakewell
. He planned to provide the diversity of thought that exists among African-Americans with opinion columns and editorials. He also wanted to cover business and reach young people.
, columnist, activist, known as the "Conscious of Black LA
*Robert C. Farrell
(born 1936), journalist and member of the Los Angeles City Council, 1974–91
* Gertrude Gipson
, editor and columnist
* Brad Pye, Jr.
(born 1931), sports and managing editor city editor, columnist (Prying Pye), radio sports broadcast journalist.
* Patricia "Pat" Newman (1935-1981) journalist, hostess of "Pat's Points" Sunday morning talk show, community activist, feminist.
* David Glenn Brown (born 1954) award-winning political cartoonist, educator and Publisher. NAACP Image award 2009. Sentinel Political Cartoonist 2003-presentBlack Cartoonist current events
lasentinel.net; accessed February 11, 2020.
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Category:African-American history in Los Angeles