Trump Visits Black History Museum, Five Displaced In NW DC Apartment Fire

Trump Visits Black History Museum

President Trump calls the National Museum of African American History a “beautiful tribute to so many heroes.” He called himself deeply proud and promised to come back. Trump said bigotry and hate must be challenged at every turn. He also said anti-semitism is “horrible” and has to stop. Trump has been criticized by some for not speaking out more forcefully about threats and violence against some Jewish community centers in the U.S.

Five Displaced In NW DC Apartment Fire

Five people are displaced following an early morning fire at an apartment in Northwest DC. Firefighters responded to the 37-hundred block of 9th Street, not far from Howard University. According to fire officials, the fire started in the rear porch area of the building, then spread to the inside of the home. No injuries were reported.

Derailment Causes Delays On Red Line

There were residual delays on Metro’s Red Line this morning following a train derailment overnight. Metro officials say a work car derailed around 11 o’clock last night. No injuries were reported. This morning, all trains were single-tracking between NoMa-Gallaudet and Judiciary Square.

Monuments Vandalized

Federal police want to find out who marked up three national monuments in Washington, DC over the holiday weekend. The National Park Service says the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the World War Two Memorial were all defaced with black marker. A Park Service spokesman says they believe the same person is responsible.

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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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