Jun 16, 2010

Bakewell to buy the Watts Times

Real estate developer, activist and LA Sentinel publisher Danny Bakewell is in final negotiations to buy the LA Watts Times from publisher Melanie Polk. Here's Bakewell quoted in the Sentinel:
"I am proud and honored that Melanie chose me and my family to continue the great legacy of the Watts Times, its founders and her parents. We thank and applaud her for the great work she has done in making this newspaper one of Black L.A.'s finest."
The Sentinel bills itself as the largest and most influential African-American newspaper in the Western United States.The LA Watts Times calls itself the most widely distributed African-American newspaper in Los Angeles.

(via fishbowlLA)

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