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Death Threats Made Against Howard Students

Anonymous death threats have apparently been made against students at Howard University. One student says an individual claiming to be a University of Missouri student threatened the historically black college online, saying he would kill any black person on campus after 10 a.m.  The school released a statement saying they are working with campus, local, and federal law enforcement.  Howard University students have been tweeting out their support to members of the Concerned Student 1950 group all this week.

Mizzou Names Legion Of Black Collegians Co-Founder Interim President

The University of Missouri has a new interim president.  This afternoon, the Board of Curators introduced Michael Middleton, a longtime professor and administrator at the school.  As an undergrad at Mizzou, he helped found the Legion of Black Collegians.  An incident last month where members of that group were confronted by a man using racial slurs contributed to the protests that led to UM President Tim Wolfe’s resignation.  Middleton promised to meet with students upset about lack of action over racial incidents, but said there may be ugly conversations that need to be had.

FL Officer Fired After Killing Black Musician

The Florida police officer who fatally shot an African-American musician is out of a job.  The city of Palm Beach Gardens announced that Officer Nouman [[ new-man ]] Raja has been fired.  Raja shot and killed amateur musician Corey Jones last month.  Raja was not in uniform when he stopped to help Jones, whose car had broken down on the side of the highway.  Jones was carrying a licensed handgun at the time, but didn’t fire at Raja.  Both local authorities and the FBI continue to investigate the case.

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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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