January 10, 2013
Yussuf J. Simmonds, managing editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel and co-managing editor of the L.A. Watts Times Weekender newspaper, returned home from the hospital after suffering a stroke while in Washington DC. Simmonds is recuperating well although he will need a lengthy rehabilitation and will be on an extended medical leave. People who want to support Simmond’s convalescence can send contributions to the Los Angeles Sentinel, 3800 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008.
Checks and money orders should be sent in the name of Yussuf J. Simmonds (Joseph Simmonds), in care of Los Angeles Sentinel/L.A. Watts Times. Please address to Yussuf Simmonds and mark correspondence personal and confidential.
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., executive publisher of the Sentinel and Watts Times said, “I had lunch with Yussuf this past week and am pleased to report that he is doing well and is very happy to be home with his wife, Tina, and his children. Yussuf was comforted to hear about the numerous calls from our readers asking about him, wishing him well and praying for his complete recovery. His Sentinel family also wishes him a full recovery.”