Police-Involved Shooting In Greenbelt, NAACP Wants Historical Markers For Lynching Sites

Police-Involved Shooting In Greenbelt

A man is in the hospital following a police-involved shooting in Greenbelt. It happened while officers were attempting to serve a warrant earlier today at the Franklin Apartments on Cherrywood Lane. The arrest warrant was for a suspect wanted for an armed robbery and shooting. At some point while serving the warrant, an officer shot the suspect. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not clear. No officers were hurt in the incident.

NAACP Wants Historical Markers For Lynching Sites

The Loudoun County NAACP is seeking to mark the site of three lynchings with historical markers. The chapter will be applying with the state of Virginia to mark locations along Route 15 where three African-American males were reportedly hanged and shot to death multiple times. The chapter president says the markers should ensure that history is clearly illustrated.

Trump Meets With The President Of Nigeria

President Trump says the U.S. and Nigeria are working together to fight terrorism. In a White House news conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari today, Trump praised Nigeria’s efforts in combating Boko Haram and human trafficking. Trump also said he’s deeply concerned about the murders of Christians in Nigeria.  Trump said they did not discuss comments he reportedly made earlier this year, describing African nations in vulgar terms.

New “Avengers” Movie Breaking Box Office Records

“Avengers: Infinity War” is breaking box office records. The latest Disney-Marvel film is estimated to hit a quarter-billion-dollars in the biggest opening weekend of all-time in the U.S. and Canada. It’s also on track to earn 630-million dollars worldwide. Coming in second is last week’s top movie “A Quiet Place,” followed by the Amy Schumer comedy “I Feel Pretty,” “Rampage” starring Dwayne Johnson, and “Black Panther.”

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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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