Steven Weitzman’s selection raised complicated questions about race, art and opportunity.
The District’s “mayor-for-life” was a symbol of the city’s rise as an African American power center and its demise during the crack epidemic.
The unveiling is slated for Barry's birthday, which is March 6. [ more › ]
Plus, an oral history project about Marion Barry, a question about empty storefronts, and more in the news. [ more › ]
An oral history archive of Marion Barry's 1978 campaign for mayor of the District of Columbia is making its debut. Barry won that year and went on to serve a … Click to Continue »
Plus a Georgetown law professor on his former life as a bank robber, the ongoing saga of the Ward 1 shelter site, and more in the news. [ more › ]
Photos from D.C.'s St. Patrick's Day parade, about KIPP DC's residency program, and more news. [ more › ]
In fast-changing D.C., a new statue of the four-term mayor may not be a match for Google.
Two people were killed, and Marion Barry nearly joined them, when a group of radical black Muslims took 150 people hostage for two days. [ more › ]
On this day in 1919, diplomats met to negotiate the end of World War I. In 1950, it’s the same day China and the Soviet Union officially recognized the Republic of Vietnam, and in 1991 former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry was found doing crack in a hotel room. The This Day in History Alexa skill has broken […]
On January 18, 1990, former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry was arrested in an FBI sting after being caught on video smoking crack with a woman in a hotel room. The post A Look Back: Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Busted Smoking Crack In Hotel Room appeared first on CrimeFeed.
Plus Marion Barry gets a headstone, a magazine is releasing FBI documents in the ‘D.B. Cooper’ skyjacking case, and more in the news. [ more › ]
Two years after his death, a monument has been erected at the grave of the ‘mayor for life’
150 bars were granted extend holiday hours tonight, Marion Barry is finally getting a headstone, and more in the news. [ more › ]
A headstone in memory of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry is scheduled to be unveiled on Nov. 23 at the Congressional Cemetery.
Marion Christopher Barry, known as Christopher, died in August at age 36.
The son of a former D.C. mayor died Aug. 14 after smoking K2 and PCP, according to police report.
Trayon White talks about filling Marion Barry's shoes, and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]
32-Yr-Old Trayon White beat out LaRuby May earlier this year in a runoff for Marion Barry’s council seat. Trayon is a protege of Barry and gives praise to the deceased political figure for his success. The community in D.C. is
Here’s a thought that occurred to me during one of this week’s sleepless nights: Donald Trump is Marion Barry for rural white people. That’s probably too cryptic for a lot of people, since I’m now an old man who yells at clouds, but what I’m referring to is Barry’s second election as mayor of DC,…