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Go Home Already: The Omen

End-of-day news: Sinkhole in Arlington swallows dog, Bowser unveils Marion Barry memorial committee, and more. [ more › ]

Marijuana is Legal in D.C.

Maybe Marion Barry is rolling in his grave now that marijuana is legal in the District.

Marion Barry University Could Be a Reality Soon

All in favor of Marion Barry University, say, “Yea!” “Marion Barry is an individual who should be properly honored, but also should be studied, should be researched,” Orange told the Washington Post. “For the District of Columbia, this guy really had a major footprint in the city. On the heels of President Obama proposing the idea of providing two-years of Keep Reading ?

Vincent Orange Introduces Bill To Rename UDC After Marion Barry

Marion S. Barry, Jr. University of the District of Columbia, could be a thing. [ more › ]

Here Are Your Official Ward 4 and Ward 8 Council Candidates

The special election to fill Marion Barry's and Muriel Bowser's Council Seats is on April 28. It's going to be a crowded election. [ more › ]

Marion Barry’s Son Allegedly Threatened Bank Employee, Destroyed Security Camera 

Marion Christopher Barry is suspected of threatening a bank teller at a Washington, D.C., PNC Bank branch before destroying a security camera, police say, the Washington Post reports.

Go Home Already: Duck On Ice

End-of-day news: Marion Barry's son reported loses it at a bank, where you can buy Charlie Hebdo in D.C., and more. [ more › ]

The California Donnybrook: Start the Popcorn Machine

(Steven Hayward) I have a good conservative friend who has lived in Washington, DC most of his adult life, where he is a registered Democrat, so that he could vote for Marion Barry in Democratic primaries, on the theory that “if youShow More Summary

Marion Barry's son to run for late dad's D.C. Council seat

The only son of Marion Barry is seeking his late father's seat on the D.C. City Council.

Marion Barry’s Son to Run for Late Father’s D.C. Council Seat

(WASHINGTON) — The only son of Marion Barry, a onetime popular mayor of the nation’s capital who died last year, is seeking his late father’s seat on the D.C. Council. Marion Christopher Barry, 34, picked up nominating petitions Monday at the District of Columbia Board of Elections. His father died last November at age 78.…

Go Home Already: District of Co

End-of-day news: Council chairman will send pot legalization bill to Congress, Marion Barry's son considering run for Ward 8 seat, and more. [ more › ]

Preview: Mayor for Life @ Anacostia Playhouse

Local journalist and historian John Muller on his play about Marion Barry. [ more › ]

Committee will vet potential Marion Barry memorials, Gray says

It’s been just weeks since Marion Barry died and days since he was laid to rest, but the discussion of what might be a suitable memorial to the “Mayor for Life” is only beginning. One online petition has called for naming H Street and Benning Road after Barry. Mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser said at Barry’s […]

Read the Marion Barry memorial program

At Marion Barry’s final sendoff Saturday, there was no souvenir more in demand than one of the 36-page full-color programs printed up to commemorate the Mayor for Life. Here, with permission of the Barry family, is the program – which includes a schedule of events, the names of key participants, photographs of Barry, and tributes from dignitaries including […]

Mayor Vincent Gray officiates at a wedding and Lady Gaga snuggles boyfriend at Kennedy Center Honors: Which VIP had the best weekend?

It was a weekend of both sadness and high spirits in the District. Washington’s #MayorforLife Marion Barry was laid to rest and  A-list celebs swooped into the city for the glitzy annual Kennedy Center Honors. See their weekend show-and-tell: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin (D) carved out time to read to Head Start students at The Urban League […]

The Long Goodbye: A Fitting Final Send Off For The Mayor-For-Life

Three days of events culminated with a rousing, if not lengthy final memorial service for "mayor-for-life" Marion Barry on Saturday. [ more › ]

Morning Roundup: December Rain Edition

In the news: Marion Barry laid to rest at the Congressional Cemetery; doubts about the streetcar start date; and more. [ more › ]

Ex-Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry praised at funeral

By the time Marion Barry was done being mayor, he had “emancipated Washington,” said Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Thousands bid farewell to Washington's 'mayor for life'

Thousands gathered Saturday for a joyful final farewell to Washington's "mayor for life" Marion Barry, remembering him more for his civic service than his infamous brush with crack cocaine. The popular and controversial Mississippi sharecropper's...Show More Summary

Civil rights comrades remember Marion Barry

While Marion Barry’s legacy serving Washington was being celebrated in a church across town, a smaller gathering was focused on an earlier part of Barry’s life. Veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee gathered off U Street to remember Barry, who was the storied civil rights group’s first chairman. Attendees included legendary organizer Bob Moses, […]

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