Maybe Marion Barry is rolling in his grave now that marijuana is legal in the District.
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 ?
Marion S. Barry, Jr. University of the District of Columbia, could be a thing. [ more › ]
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 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.
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 › ]
(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
The only son of Marion Barry is seeking his late father's seat on the D.C. City Council.
(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.…
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 › ]
Local journalist and historian John Muller on his play about Marion Barry. [ more › ]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Three days of events culminated with a rousing, if not lengthy final memorial service for "mayor-for-life" Marion Barry on Saturday. [ more › ]
In the news: Marion Barry laid to rest at the Congressional Cemetery; doubts about the streetcar start date; and more. [ more › ]
By the time Marion Barry was done being mayor, he had “emancipated Washington,” said Rev. Jesse Jackson.
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
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, […]
(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 >>