Black Women’s March For Justice, Air Force Academy Investigating Racial Slurs.

Black Women’s March For Justice Scheduled For Saturday

Two women’s groups will march on the National Mall tomorrow.  The March for Black Women and The March for Racial Justice will meet at Lincoln Park at 10 a.m.  Both will march to the Department of Justice and then to the National Mall for another rally.

Air Force Academy Investigating Racial Slurs Attacking Black Cadet Candidates

The U.S. Air Force Academy is investigating after racial slurs were written on the message boards of a group of black cadet candidates. The Superintendent of the Academy released a statement yesterday morning saying that racism in any form would not be tolerated. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet also addressed the incident saying the act stands against what makes the nation strong.

Rookie DC Firefighter Moved From Hospital

A rookie DC firefighter is out of the hospital. Dane Smothers Junior was moved from the hospital and into a local rehab earlier this month. The 28-year-old was at the scene of a Capitol Hill fire on August 2nd when a fire truck accidentally slammed into him. He suffered multiple critical injuries to his upper body and faces months of recovery. This week, his fellow firefighters visited him to give him a handsewn quilt with patches from all of DC’s fire units. A picture of the meeting was shared on Twitter yesterday.

Court Rules Against DC Gun Laws

A challenge to DC’s gun laws could be heading to the Supreme Court. A federal court yesterday declined to reexamine an earlier ruling against the city’s gun laws. The next step for the city would be to ask the Supreme Court to take up the case. The law in question bans guns unless someone can show they have a good reason to need one.

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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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