Maryland Primary Tomorrow, Antwon Rose Laid To Rest

Voters, Election Officials Gear Up For Tomorrow’s Primary

(Annapolis, MD) — Maryland election officials are ready for tomorrow’s primary and they want to make sure voters are too. Polls across the state will be open from 7:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night as voters will choose the candidates from their respective parties they want to see on the ballot in November’s General Election. Officials are advising folks who are unsure about their voting status, polling place or need info about candidates to visit elections-dot-maryland-dot-gov. The race for governor highlights tomorrow’s primary, but a number of other federal, state and local offices will be on the ballot as well.

DC Mayor Announces Youth Employment Initiatives

(Washington, DC) — DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is announcing several summer initiatives to support employment and violence prevention in the District. The mayor will also kick off the first day of a youth employment program. Under the program, more than ten-thousand participants ages 14 to 24 will begin six weeks of summer work with partnering agencies across the District.

Antwon Rose Laid To Rest

(Pittsburgh) – Family and friends of Antwon Rose Jr. say they remember him as a caring young man who deserves to be known as more than just a hashtag that’s given to unarmed black men killed by police.  Antwon’s funeral was held Monday. He was fatally shot Tuesday by a police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as he fled a traffic stop.  Friends gave emotional tributes to the 17-year-old, an avid skater and skier who also played the saxophone. The program included a poem Rose wrote weeks before he was killed. In it, he said he never wanted his mother to feel the pain of burying a son. Rose was shot by the officer just seconds after running away from a car that had been stopped in a shooting investigation. The case remains under investigation.

Jefferson Davis Highway To Be Renamed Richmond Highway

(Alexandria, VA) — Following years of public input, a road in Alexandria named after the president of the Confederacy is getting a new name. The city council voted on Saturday to remain Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway. The city will replace ten street signs and businesses on the highway will need to update their addresses starting in January.

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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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