The Los Angeles Wave
Largest Black editorial in the Western US
TypeWeekly newspaper
  • Los Angeles Wave Publications Group
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
CountryUnited States

The Los Angeles Wave is an African-American newspaper created by C.Z. Wilson,[1] first published in 1912 in Los Angeles, California.[2] It has 92,000 subscribers, which is more subscribers that any other black newspaper.[3] The newspaper group claims to have circulation of 1.2 million serving diverse neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area.[4]


The paper continues to cover issues that are of interest to African-American readers. They have a section entitled "This Week In Black History" where they cover historic news; especially relevant to Los Angeles readers.[5]

The Wave publications are known as the best way to reach African-American readers in the Los Angeles area.[6]


  1. ^ "Central News-Southeast Star and Southside Journal Wave (Los Angeles, Calif.) 19??-1991". Library of congress. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Wave". Mondo Times. Mondo Code LLC. Retrieved September 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Schmidt, Christine (March 1, 2019). "Here's the state of African-American media today — and steps it can take going forward". Nieman Lab - by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Retrieved September 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "About Us". The Wave. The Wave publications. Retrieved September 26, 2021.
  5. ^ "This Week In Black History". Los Angeles Wave. April 27, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  6. ^ Austin, Nefertiti (2019). Motherhood So White. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks. Retrieved September 27, 2021.