Senators Weigh-In On Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination, Nike Chooses Colin Kaepernick For New Campaign

Senators Weigh-In On Kavanaugh Nomination To High Court

(Washington, DC) — Senators are weighing-in on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In a confirmation hearing today, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch called Kavanaugh a highly qualified nominee who should enjoy bipartisan support. Hatch rejected claims by some Democrats that Kavanaugh is a conservative ideologue or extremist. He said the veteran federal judge is well within the judicial mainstream. California Democrat Dianne Feinstein expressed concerns about how Kavanaugh would vote on cases involving abortion, gun control and LGBT rights.

Nike Chooses Colin Kaepernick For New Campaign

(Beaverton, OR) — Social media users are pushing back against Nike for revealing Colin Kaepernick as the new face of its “Just Do It” campaign. The new ad has Kaepernick’s face along with the quote “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” The decision drew both support and opposition on social media, with some liking the decision while others think former Arizona Cardinal and Army Ranger Pat Tillman was the better choice for the campaign. Some Twitter users thought Tillman sacrificed more than Kaepernick, but others tweeted that Tillman would have respected players’ right to protest.

Jury Selection Underway In Tessier Trial

(Montgomery, MD) — Jury selection is underway in Montgomery County Circuit Court in the trial of a man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend last year. Tyler Tessier is accused of shooting Howard County teacher Laura Wallen and burying her in a shallow grave outside Damascus in 2017. Wallen was 14-weeks pregnant with Tessier’s child at the time of the killing. Her body was found more than a week after her disappearance.

Cosby Show Actor Quits Trader Joe’s Job

(Clifton, NJ) — Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens is trying to stay positive after being job shamed by some media outlets for working at Trader Joe’s in Clifton. Owens played Elvin Tibideaux, the son-in-law of Bill Cosby’s character. Owens told Good Morning America he was so upset he quit his job, but the outpouring of support from around the world has helped him through it. The actor worked at the store for 15-months before photos of him working as a cashier appeared in the Daily Mail and on Fox News. After his appearance this morning, director Tyler Perry tweeted Owens to come join an upcoming drama for the OWN network.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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