April Tickets Available For NMAAHC SOLD OUT
The newest batch of tickets for the National Museum of African American History and Culture are sold out. Tickets for April went online at 9:00 this morning. Although the majority of tickets are free timed passes, the museum has begun slowly introducing same day tickets within the last month. The online same day passes became available at 6:30 a.m. but also ran out. There are also walk-up tickets on weekdays at 1 p.m. as space allows.
SC Church Shooter Offers No Mental Illness Defense In Opening Statement
Prosecutors are asking a jury to impose the death penalty for South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof. In today’s opening statement, a federal prosecutor read from a jailhouse journal in which Roof said he did not regret killing nine worshipers at the historically black Emanuel AME church in June 2015. Earlier, Roof who’s representing himself in the penalty phase of the trial, told jurors he’s not mentally ill. He was convicted on federal hate crime charges last month.
Obama Reportedly Advises Dems: Don’t Rescue GOP On Obamacare
President Obama is urging Democrats not to rescue Republicans on Obamacare. That’s the message Obama reportedly delivered in a closed-door meeting at the Capitol. CNN says Obama advised Democrats to avoid signing onto GOP replacement plans. He also reportedly told his party to start referring to the GOP’s new plan as “Trumpcare.” Republicans aim to move quickly to repeal the Affordable Care Act once Donald Trump enters the White House.
Maryland Public Schools Drop From Fourth To Fifth In National Report Card
Maryland’s public schools have dropped from fourth place to fifth in Education Week’s 2017 Quality Counts report. The annual report card released today ranks Maryland schools behind Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont and New Hampshire with an overall grade of B, compared to a national average of C. Maryland schools spent five years in the number one spot, from 2009 through 2013.
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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.