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The Communicator:The death of a local newspaper-The City Sun

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This week's two excting guest are:

7:00pm EST: Wayne Dawkins author of City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies)

Cooper became a journalist, a political columnist, then founder of Trans Urban News Service and the City Sun, a feisty Brooklyn-based weekly that published from 1984 to 1996. Whether the stories were about Mayor Koch or Rev. Al Sharpton, Howard Beach or Crown Heights, Tawana Brawley’s dubious rape allegations, the Daily News Four trial, or Spike Lee‘s filmmaking career, Cooper’s City Sun commanded attention and moved officials and readers to action.Cooper’s leadership also gave Brooklyn–particularly predominantly black central Brooklyn–an identity. 

Reference: http://harlemworldmag.com/2012/08/06/hw-pick-city-son-by-wayne-dawkins/#more-59543

8:00 EST pm Dorothy Muhammad: Discusses the role and value of the Muslim women.