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D.C.’s next monument could honor Marion Barry

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.

Photos: A Peek At The Forthcoming Marion Barry Memorial Statue

The unveiling is slated for Barry's birthday, which is March 6. [ more › ]

Go Home Already: Hill 'Party House' To Meet The Board Of Zoning

Plus, an oral history project about Marion Barry, a question about empty storefronts, and more in the news. [ more › ]

Oral history archive of former DC mayor Marion Barry debuts

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 »

Morning Roundup: Marion Barry's Eight-Foot Statue Takes Form

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 › ]

Morning Roundup: How To Memorialize Marion Barry In D.C.?

Photos from D.C.'s St. Patrick's Day parade, about KIPP DC's residency program, and more news. [ more › ]

Memorializing Marion Barry in a city still divided over his legacy — or oblivious to it

In fast-changing D.C., a new statue of the four-term mayor may not be a match for Google.

D.C. Council Is Marking The 40th Anniversary Of The Hanafi Siege

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 › ]

The History Channel Alexa skill is getting popular among Echo owners

10 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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 […]

A Look Back: Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Busted Smoking Crack In Hotel Room

10 months agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

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.

Morning Roundup: D.C.'s Anti-Smoking Laws Get Tougher

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 › ]

Capturing Marion Barry’s complicated legacy in black granite

Two years after his death, a monument has been erected at the grave of the ‘mayor for life’

Morning Roundup: 150 Bars Can Serve Drinks Until 4 A.M. For Thanksgiving Eve

150 bars were granted extend holiday hours tonight, Marion Barry is finally getting a headstone, and more in the news. [ more › ]

Marion Barry’s headstone to be unveiled

A headstone in memory of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry is scheduled to be unveiled on Nov. 23 at the Congressional Cemetery.

Marion Barry, son of infamous D.C. mayor, died of a PCP overdose

last yearNews : NY Daily News

Marion Christopher Barry, known as Christopher, died in August at age 36.

Marion Christopher Barry Jr. died of accidental PCP overdose, medical examiner rules

The son of a former D.C. mayor died Aug. 14 after smoking K2 and PCP, according to police report.

Go Home Already: Alexander Graham Bell's Georgetown House Is For Sale

Trayon White talks about filling Marion Barry's shoes, and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]

Young Black Man, Trayon White, Speaks Out After Winning Marion Barry’s Ward 8 City Council Seat [Video]

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

Donald Trump Is Marion Barry for Rural White People

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,…

Marion Christopher Barry Overdosed After Smoking K2. Here Is What We Know About the Drug

On Sunday, Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late Washington, D.C., political giant Marion Barry, died of a drug overdose. According to reports, the younger Barry was in a Southeast D.C. apartment drinking and smoking K2, a now banned synthetic marijuana that not only used to be legal but was also sold in just about […]

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