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L.A. Sentinel Scores Four NNPA Merit Awards
By Sentinel Staff Report
Published July 18, 2019

The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper won four 2019 Merit Awards during the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) convention held June 25-29, in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the organization celebrated 192 years of the Black Press.

The NNPA, which is comprised of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers, sponsors the competition each year to recognize excellence in journalism by announcing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in 20 categories.


The Sentinel earned first place in the Wilbert L. Holloway Best Editorial Cartoon and the Don King Best Sports Section categories.  David G. Brown is the paper’s editorial cartoonist and Amanda Scurlock is the sports writer.

Third place awards were received for the Robert S. Abbott Best Editorial and the Best Church Section. Executive Publisher Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., authored the editorial submission and Cora Jackson-Fossett is the religion editor.

The Sentinel’s first newspaper was published in 1934.  For more than 40 years, the Sentinel has garnered scores of NNPA Merit awards in various categories. Now entering its 86th year of publication, Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks said he is committed to continuing the paper’s long tradition of providing relevant news affecting African Americans.

“We appreciate the efforts of our entire staff and the ongoing support of our readers in making the Los Angeles Sentinel one of the top publications in the nation,” said Brooks.

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