Though not canonized, Daniel Rudd is another inspiration.
Filled with an entrepreneurial spirit, he opened the first newspaper by and for African-Americans in January of 1885. It was called the “Ohio State Tribune.” One year later the name was changed to the “American Catholic Tribune.” The opening statement emblazoned across the front page was:
“We will do what no other paper published by colored men has dared to do—give the great Catholic Church a hearing and show that it is worthy of at least a fair consideration at the hands of our race ... "
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