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Police Say 18-Year-Old Arrested In Deanwood Stabbing

DC Police are identifying the suspect in yesterday’s fatal stabbing at the Deanwood Metro station.  Eighteen-year-old Javonte Hall allegedly stabbed 15-year-old John Rufus Evans-the-Third around 11 a.m. as Evans was making his way to a court appearance.  Hall was identified through surveillance footage and arrested last night.  Police say the two teens knew each other and had an ongoing dispute.

Obama Marks Equal Pay Day

President Obama says equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of the American economy.  Marking Equal Pay Day, Obama called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.  The President helped dedicate a monument to women’s equality on Capitol Hill.  The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument is an historic house that has been the National Woman’s Party headquarters since 1929.  The President called it a “hotbed of activism for women’s equality.” 

50th Anniversary Of MLB Umpire Breaking Color Barrier

It’s an anniversary not talked about much, but an important one nonetheless.  Fifty years ago, Emmett Ashford became the first African-American to umpire a Major League Baseball game.  Ashford broke the umpire color barrier on April 11th, 1966 as he officiated third base during the Senators’ opening day loss to the Indians.  Umpires across MLB wore patches yesterday with the initials “EA” in honor of Ashford.

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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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