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City SonAndrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn$
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Wayne Dawkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032585

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001

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(p.111) 10. Rising Sun
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City Son
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Wayne Dawkins

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0010

This chapter describes Andy Cooper’s weekly paper, called the City Sun, which promised an editorial environment that was compatible with advertisers’ interests without allowing them to dictate tone or content. The City Sun’s first issue was published on June 6, 1984. By the time the sixth edition was released in July, the paper received its first of many letters from Mayor Koch. Cooper’s City Sun also broke a taboo of other black newspapers—it criticized black politicians whenever it became convinced their behavior was venal, lazy, or self-serving.

Keywords:   Andy Cooper, weekly newspapers, black newspapers, City Sun, black politicians

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