Jasmyne Cannick calls out the Black Press

sentinelNow that the dust has settled, temporarily, from the Donald Sterling thingie, I came across an article on the New Pittsburgh Courier that responds to Jasmyne Cannick asking why the Black Press didn’t demand Donald Sterling didn’t speak to them first.  To be fair, the author Ulish Carter also states V. Stiviano didn’t take her story to the Black Press either.

Calling out BET, TV-One, Radio-One and NNPA and not the publisher of the largest newspaper in Los Angeles?

Related article: ‘What the hell is going on with the Black press?’ Black-owned media MIA on Sterling exclusives (May 13, 2014)

Danny Bakewell, a noted Los Angeles civil rights activist, is the owner of the largest black owned newspaper in LA County, the LA Sentinel.  Bakewell made a name for himself as an activist, publisher and now construction magnate,  yet remained quiet on the entire issue.  Not once publicly denouncing him until after Cannick’s article posted.

Related article:  It’s Time for Donald Sterling to Go! No Apology Necessary (May 15, 2014)

In the book titled Raising Hell: A life of Activism author Najee Ali devotes an entire chapter to Bakewell, eluding to the fact that his civil rights activities comes at a cost.  Is Cannick validating that notion?

Related article: Just Sayin’…@Jasmyne Cannick…right on, right on!



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