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Re: Remember the Paper Boy ?
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My grandparents had the Oakland Tribune delivered while they lived in Oakland CA from at least the 1940s to 1962. I remember drooling over the Sunday paper because it was so much fatter than the daily paper. Nobody read me the funnies or any articles, I read them by myself. When the funnies and kids' activities page were exhausted, I read the society column written by Robin Orr. None of the names or events were familiar to me at that time but it was interesting reading.

There was a black-owned and operated newspaper printed in Berkeley CA by Tom Berkley (a street was named after him in Berkeley after his death). The paper was not delivered but was free and did not have very many pages. Still, I enjoyed reading it cover to cover. One popular section was a sort of person-of-the-week section with the person's full-length photo and a short blurb about their personal accomplishment(s).

In San Francisco CA there was another black-owned and operated newspaper, "The Sun", I believe. I never had a chance to read it but it was popular with black-owned businesses that advertised in it.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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