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D.C. Will Celebrate Marion Barry's Life With Three Days of Memorial Events

Culminating with a memorial service at the Convention Center on December 6. [ more › ]

Public Memorial Service Planned for DC’s Mayor-For-Life, Marion Barry, Jr.

Mourners of the late Marion Barry, Jr., DC’s four-term mayor who passed away on Sunday, can pay their respects next Saturday, Dec. 6, during a public memorial service at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. According to The Washington...Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: Afternoon Stroll Edition

In the news: Plans for Marion Barry's memorial services to be announced today, contributory negligence bill tabled, and more. [ more › ]

Marion Barry's early support for gay rights

Marion Barry did a lot of great things in his lifetime, but he was human, with challenges like everyone else. It's too bad that his drug addiction led to so much notoriety that overshadowed all the good he had done. The racists who hated the longtime District of Columbia mayor had plenty of...

Reporter’s Notebook: My Life’s Strange Intersections With Marion Barry

The death of former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Jr. this week at age 78 is a strangely poignant moment in my household.

They Will Never Know Why We Cherished Marion Barry So Greatly

Washington's "Mayor for Life" is remembered by his former campaign manager

TMZ’s Harvey Levin Says He Has No Plans in Changing “Crack Mayor” Headline

On the day of Marion Barry’s death, TMZ caused an uproar after posting their headline “Crack Mayor Dead at 78.” Those were familiar with Barry’s accomplishments slammed TMZ for a sensationalized headline, and even started a petition to have the headline changed.

Public is invited to sign Marion Barry condolence books

What promises to be a two-week mourning period and celebration of Marion Barry Jr.’s life began Tuesday morning with the placing of condolence books at the John A. Wilson Building. The public is invited to sign the books Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The books are located in the […]

Morning Roundup: Crossing Edition

In the news: Marion Barry's public memorial likely to take place in early December, Council committees set to vote on United stadium deal, and more. [ more › ]

Marion Barry and the Legacy of America’s Black Mayors

"Within 15 years you went from having racially segregated water fountains to African-American mayors."

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Mourning Former DC Mayor Marion Barry

Union helps Jeb Bush build cred by calling him out - Washington Wire - WSJ Marion Barry’s Complicated Education Legacy | Ahead of the Heard @saramead NEA’s $132M Influence Spree - @dropoutnationShow More Summary

Marion Barry: A posthumous reader’s guide

Much has been written about D.C. political titan Marion Barry Jr. in the 36 hours since his death, and much more still is certain to come. You should probably start, if you haven’t already, with obituaries from The Washington Post, Associated Press and The New York Times. And then you can move on to these remembrances, from journalists […]

TMZ Live: Bill Cosby's Accusers -- Strength in Numbers

ON TODAY'S SHOW A Country Star's Controversial Comments about Gay Singers Robin Thicke's New GF Outs Herself A Major Player in Hollywood BOMBS a DUI Test Marion Barry being Labeled 'Crack Mayor' -- Is It Fair? SKYPE US TMZTVSHOW TWEET US Tweet to…

DC's Marion Barry's Deaf Legacy

The District of Columbia's "Mayor for Life", Marion Barry recently passed away at age of 78 last Sunday morning, November 23rd. Barry was well-known for promoting the civil rights for many people including Deaf people.The Barry administration...Show More Summary

Meet the Press Salutes Marion Barry

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd remembered former DC mayor, Marion Barry, who passed away over the weekend. “Marion Barry died overnight after a brief stay in a Washington D.C. hospital,” said Todd, “Barry rose to national prominence...Show More Summary

Friends And Foes Remember Marion Barry

Former DC mayor Marion Barry, 78, died on Sunday. David Remnick remarks, “When Marion Barry was running the city as mayor, and then in his wilderness years—as prisoner, outcast, and councilman—what you thought of him depended largely on who you were, what ward you lived in, what your advantages and disadvantages were, what you were […]

Marion Barry, 1936-2014

I was going to write something about the death and life of Marion Barry, former mayor of D.C. (for those who don’t know, I’m actually a D.C. native–born at GWU Hospital, and first lived in Southeast, near the Carrollsburg Apartments), … Continue reading ?

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