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Black Lives Matter Activists To Meet With President

President Obama is meeting with Black Lives Matter activists at the White House today.  An Obama administration spokesperson says the meeting will take place before the annual White House Black History Month reception.  The Black Lives Matter reps say they plan to discuss criminal justice reform.  The meeting will also include Al Sharpton, NAACP President Cornell Brooks, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. 

Two Barbershop Shooting Suspects Arrested

Two suspects in a Southeast DC barbershop shooting are under arrest.  Police say they have Terrance Atchinson and Barry Bloomfield in custody and are continuing to search for Anthony Chambers in the incident last Friday afternoon on Eighth Street.  A man and a 14-month-old were shot and wounded.  The shots rang out as the suspects opened the front door to the barbershop.

DC Streetcar Service To Start February 27th

The long-delayed DC streetcar line will begin passenger service February 27th.  That’s the word today from Mayor Muriel Bowser who said there will be a ceremony to launch the service at 10 a.m. that day at the intersection of 13th and “H” streets, Northeast.  Streetcar service will be free to the public for what is being called an “introductory period.”  A permanent fare structure will be announced later.

Hospital Demolition Begins At St. Elizabeth’s

Demolition begins today at the old St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Southeast DC.  Buildings on the hospital’s east campus will be torn down to make way for the first phase of a massive redevelopment project.  It will include new town homes, apartments and office space.  A new Washington Wizards practice facility is also being built on the site, which sits next to the Congress Heights Metro.

 

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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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