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Street In Front Of Historic South Carolina Church Renamed

The street in front of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina was renamed “Mother Emanuel Way” today. The dedication and blessing of an overhead sign across Calhoun Street was held at 11:30 a.m. outside the church. Smaller signs have already begun to appear over existing streets signs along Calhoun Street between Meeting and Concord streets. The designation of the new historic district installation honors the memories of the Emanuel Nine. Nine members of Mother Emanuel were slain June 17 during Bible study. Twenty-one-year-old Dylann Roof has been charged with their deaths.

Washingtonians Off Roads For Papal Visit

Washingtonians are mostly heeding the advice to stay off the roads while Pope Francis is in town.  There were no unusual problems with the morning rush hour today.  Even though it’s been a rough week for Metro, the transit system seems to be holding up with no real trouble so far.  Problems could still develop as the Pope will draw 25-thousand people to a canonization Mass at the Basilica.

Reverend Jamal Bryant Drops Out Of Congressional Race

The Reverend Jamal Bryant will not run for Congress.  Addressing his congregation at the Empowerment Temple AME last night, Bryant said he would not be seeking the 7th District seat now held by Representative Elijah Cummings.  The Reverend only announced his campaign eight days ago.  Cummings had hinted that he may run for the seat of retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski but many believe he will run for re-election instead.  Cummings has said he will make an announcement in the next week or so concerning his future.

Harold Fisher

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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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