Ferguson Activist Found In Burned Car
A rapper who was active during protests in Ferguson, Missouri is dead. The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating the death of Darren Seals who goes by the stage name King D Seals. He was discovered in a burned out car in Riverview yesterday. Seals sought justice following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014. Anyone with information about Seals’ death is asked to call Crimestoppers.
Silver Spring Residents To File Lawsuit
Residents of a Silver Spring apartment complex that exploded last month say they plan to file a lawsuit in the case. The advocacy group CASA has announced it has partnered with two law firms, though no details have been released yet on who the group will sue. Today’s announcement comes almost a month after the gas-fed explosion that left seven people dead and dozens injured. There have been multiple reports that residents smelled gas before the explosion.
Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Say He’s A Victim Of Racial Bias
Lawyers for Bill Cosby claim he’s a victim of “racial bias.” Attorneys for the 79-year-old comedian accused the media and his accusers of trampling on his civil rights following a court hearing in Pennsylvania yesterday. A judge set a June 5th trial date for Cosby’s sexual assault case and prosecutors are asking to put more than a dozen unnamed accusers on the stand. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia area mansion in 2004. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.
NMAAHC Tickets Sell Out Again
The Smithsonian’s newest museum is proving to be extremely popular and it isn’t even open yet. A second batch of opening weekend-timed tickets were released yesterday for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Just like the first batch in late August, the 80-thousand tickets sold out in under an hour. Officials expect over 150-thousand people to pass through the building’s first weekend at the end of the month. President Obama will formally dedicate the museum on September 24th.
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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.