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New Prince George’s County Police Chief

Hank Stawinski will become the 17th police chief of Prince George’s County. The county council today unanimously approved removing interim from Stawinski’s title. Stawinski will permanently replace retired Chief Mark Magaw. During today’s hearing, Stawinski said, quote, “Life is about moments. This is one of those moments for me. I am asking for your trust.”

 

Clinton Meets With Civil Rights Leaders

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says her campaign is about “breaking every barrier” in the U.S.  Meeting with civil rights leaders in New York City, the former Secretary of State said economic and social justice is at the top of her agenda.  She argued that the nation has much work to do advancing the cause of civil and human rights.  In opening remarks, the Reverend Al Sharpton noted that criminal justice reform and voting rights are top concerns in the African American community.

Scalia Funeral Arrangements

Arrangements are being made for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  Scalia’s body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Friday and a funeral is being planned for Saturday in Washington.  Black wool crepe has been draped over Scalia’s chair and the bench in front of his chair in the Supreme Court chamber where he served since 1986.

Anti-Beyonce Protesters A No-Show

A protest of Beyonce’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl is over before it even began.  No one showed up at the planned protest outside the NFL’s Manhattan headquarters except supporters of the super star.  Critics say Beyonce referred to the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter movement in her dancing and formations.  She sparked criticism when her dancers at the halftime show wore black leather and berets.

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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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