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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, […]

TV highlights: James Franco hosts ‘SNL’ with musical guest Nicki Minaj

(All times eastern) “The Marion Barry Tribute” (WUSA9 at 11 a.m.) goes live from inside the D.C. Convention Center, where the late former D.C. mayor’s life and career will be remembered in a public memorial service expected to attract thousands and feature a lengthy program of speakers and music. Read full article >>

Marion Barry Travels Streets Of D.C. For A Final Time

Two memorial services are planned, one tonight and one Saturday. [ more › ]

Mix the news: A musical tribute to former D.C. mayor Marion Barry

There are plenty of opportunities to bid an official farewell to former D.C. mayor Marion Barry, who died Nov. 23 at 78. Washington is taking three days to say goodbye to the politician with the outsized personality, with a public viewing of his coffin at the John A. Wilson Building and a large-scale televised event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. But […]

Go Home Already: Inspection

End-of-day news: proposals to save Homicide Watch D.C. due tomorrow, many gather to pay respect to Marion Barry, and more. [ more › ]

Marion Barry, Go-Go Politics, and the Death of Chocolate City

The nation's capital has always been a little bit behind the rest of the nation. Back in the 1970s, Washington, DC, didn't have FM radio, just AM. City residents weren't even allowed to vote for president until 1964. And Congress didn't...Show More Summary

Marion Barry’s memorial draws citizens and the city’s political elite

The first event in three days of ceremonies memorializing former mayor Marion Barry drew a crowd of Washingtonians eager to pay respects to the longtime politician — as well as boldfaced names from city politics and beyond. Longtime Barry ally Jesse Jackson accompanied members of the family as they visited the Wilson Building, where Barry’s body will lie in repose before […]

'We Got This': Remembering Marion Barry As a Spokesperson for Transgender Rights

On his support of a bill allowing transgender people to change their birth certificates. [ more › ]

Washington pays final respects to ex-Mayor Marion Barry

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., on Thursday began its three-day final farewell to the late Marion Barry, the former mayor who remained a hero to many in the city despite a crack cocaine conviction. Barry, known as the District of Columbia's "mayor for life" after four terms in office, died on Nov. Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: Seeking Human Kindness Edition

In the news: Marion Barry's body arrives at Wilson Building, Congress could try to block D.C.'s marijuana legalization initiative, and more. [ more › ]

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