Chris Brown Standoff, Trump Surrogate Apologizes


Chris Brown Standoff With Cops

Hip Hop star Chris Brown is involved in a legal standoff with police at home in suburban Los Angeles at this hour. The singer reportedly threatened a woman with a gun early this morning during an argument. Officials say Brown is refusing to open his door and answer questions while police wait for a warrant to arrive. TMZ says Brown threw a duffel bag out the window while taunting cops. The celebrity gossip website says there were weapons and drugs in the bag. Brown was sentenced to five years of probation in 2009 for hitting then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Trump Surrogate Apologizes For Sharing Clinton Blackface Cartoon

A prominent African-American surrogate of Donald Trump’s is apologizing for sharing a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface. Pastor Mark Burns defended his tweet on Monday, saying he shared it out of frustration. The tweet featured the Democratic nominee wearing a T-shirt that said “no hot sauce, no peace,” mocking Clinton for pandering to black voters. Burns later apologized in a Periscope video, saying the last thing he wants to do is anger people.



PARCC Scores Out For DC Students

The scores are out on the college readiness of DC students. Computerized PARCC scores released this morning show just over 25-percent of DC students at all grade levels are “college and career” ready in math and English. The historically successful Woodrow Wilson High School suffered the worst setback: a nearly 30-percent plunge in English proficiency. Benjamin Banneker High School ran away with the best results, scoring 98-percent in English and 74-percent in math.

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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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