The Washington Sun

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The Washington Sun
Type weekly
Format Tabloid
Language English
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Circulation 55,000

The Washington Sun is a weekly local newspaper based in Washington, D.C.. It is one of the oldest minority-owned newspapers in the United States, with a distribution and subscription readership of 55,000.[citation needed]

Founded in the mid-1960s, The Washington Sun was purchased by Joseph C. Cooke in 1968. Cooke became both editor and publisher. Under his editorship the paper sought to put a positive light on local and national developments affecting the African-American community while declining to run cigarette and alcohol advertising. Following his death in 2008, ownership of the paper passed to his family.[1]


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