This flier distributed by Catherine Pugh's campaign inaccurately says she founded Baltimore's first African-American newspaper.
This flier distributed by Catherine Pugh's campaign inaccurately says she founded Baltimore's first African-American newspaper.

A flier distributed to 7,000 households erroneously stated Sen. Catherine Pugh founded Baltimore's first African-American newspaper.

The Afro-American newspaper was founded in the late 1800s, about a hundred years before Pugh started the African-American News and World Report.

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Anthony McCarthy, a Pugh spokesman, said the flier should have said that she started "Baltimore's first African-American business newspaper." The flier inadvertently left out the word "business," he said.

A corrected flier has been prepared for distribution, he said Tuesday.

Pugh founded the business paper in the late 1970s and published for about five years. Pugh also served as editor of several African-American supplements for The Baltimore Sun and the Afro.

Pugh considers the Afro "one of our nation's greatest treasures," McCarthy said. "No disrespect was intended."

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