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The only local African-American newspaper continuously published since 1928, and the longest continuously published weekly newspaper in the St. Louis area, The St. Louis American newspaper has emerged as the single largest weekly newspaper in the entire state of Missouri.
The St. Louis American was founded by Judge Nathan B. Young and several African-American businessmen, including Homer G. Phillips. At the time, the American was an eight page “paid” tabloid, with a circulation of just over 2,000. In came Nathaniel Sweets less than a year later. Sweets helped keep the American alive for more than 45 years as an owner/publisher. Throughout the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, the American continued to gain respect and readership, through its venerable editor Bennie G. Rodgers, who worked for the paper for more than 50 years, and is still known as the “dean of black journalism in St. Louis.”
Current publisher Donald M. Suggs took the reigns of The St. Louis American in the early 1980s. When Suggs took over the newspaper, it had a circulation of approximately 4,400. His first major change: the paper had to move from being a limited circulation paid newspaper to a widely-circulated free weekly newspaper to effectively and efficiently reach the rapidly growing (and more broadly dispersing) African-American population in the St. Louis area. ... www.stlamerican.com/site/about/history