Tuberculosis Found At Prince George’s School, Dove Apologizes For Controversial Advertisement

Two People Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

Two people from a Maryland school are being treated for tuberculosis. Officials from Dr. Henry A. Wise Junior High said today two people were diagnosed with the bacterial illness but did not specify if they were student or staff. Tuberculosis is spread through the air and responds well to proper treatment. The school says there is no risk for additional exposure and are working with health professionals to offer screenings.

Charlottesville Looking At Legal Options Following White Nationalist Rally

The mayor of Charlottesville says the city is looking at “legal options” following another rally by white nationalists. About three-dozen people gathered in Emancipation Park for less than 30 minutes on Saturday night. They held torches as they chanted “we will be back” and “you will not replace us.” Governor Terry McAuliffe tweeted that the situation is being monitored.

Dove Apologizes For Controversial Advertisement

Dove says it missed the mark with an ad that many says is racially insensitive. The ad depicts a black woman shedding her brown t-shirt as she transforms into a white woman wearing a lighter t-shirt. Then a third image shows a white woman removing her t-shirt to reveal a woman of Asian descent. Dove’s Twitter and Facebook pages were littered with backlash posts. One post read, “This is gross. You think people of color can just wash away their melanin and become white? What were you going for, exactly?” Dove, which is owned by a Dutch-British company called Unilever, said, “We deeply regret the offense it caused.”

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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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