Pepco to Host Informer's 'Fifty 50 Lens' Photo Exhibit

Pepco will host this month The Washington Informer's “Fifty 50 Lens” photo exhibit, featuring more than 50 black-and-white and color photographs documenting Washington’s history through the lenses of Informer photographers over the past 50 years.

Holiday Gift Drive to be Held for 10 Children of Two Mothers Killed in Crash

Gifts for 10 children whose mothers were killed in an October crash in Oxon Hill will be collected Saturday afternoon at a community youth center in Suitland.

Police, Community Members Meet Amid Controversy

For months, Cherri Branson asked county officials to reveal the findings of an investigation into allegations of excessive force on a Germantown, Maryland, teenager. Her efforts, however, have remained futile because of a rule that protects such information.

United Medical Center to be Managed by Howard University Hospital

Plans unveiled Tuesday by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray call for the city to continue its ownership of United Medical Center, but with its management to come under Howard University Hospital and the California-based Paladin Healthcare system.

New Aquatic Center in Ward 8 Honors Marion Barry

Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined members of his administration, community leaders and residents to celebrate the opening of the new Barry Farm indoor aquatic center in Ward 8. The official ribbon cutting, held Saturday, Dec. 13, drew dozens of area ...

Protesters Rail Against Congressional Block of D.C. Marijuana Bill

Demonstrators have begun sit-ins at the Justice Department to protest Congress's decision to put the skids on D.C.'s attempt to legalize marijuana.

D.C. Residents' Input Sought to Shape Bowser Transition

A DC Vote-led group has launched an initiative to get city residents involved with incoming Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration.

Skyland Workforce Center Opens in SE

The Skyland Workforce Center in D.C.'s Congress Heights neighborhood opened for business this week, the latest sign of progress in the burgeoning Southeast community.

Alpha Phi Alpha Says Farewell to Marion Barry

Several hundred members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.'s Mu Lambda Chapter showed up last weekend to honor their brother, the late Marion S. Barry Jr.

Concerned Citizens Bring Children Holiday Joy

Despite the dreary weather, about 75 people showed up at the home of Cynthia Worsley in Northwest, bringing toys, books or cash for an annual toy and book party sponsored by Bread-for-the Soul — a D.C.-based nonprofit that supports children ...

Marion Barry Remembered, Praised at Funeral Service

It's almost expected, and often commonplace that someone who spent a half-century in politics and immersed in public service would have amassed a sizable fortune. But not Marion Barry.

Marion Barry's Legacy Must Live On

Marion Barry is gone. It still hasn't sunk in.

Marion Barry Served a Broad Constituency

On the early morning of Nov. 23, Marion S. Barry collapsed shortly after a three-day stay at Howard University Hospital and was rushed to the United Medical Center in Southeast. Since his death, residents of Washington, D.C. have mourned the ...

He Loved Us and We Loved Him Back: A Remembrance of Marion Barry

So, he stumbled. But he'd earned enough high regard and goodwill for us not to see those challenges as the measure of the man.

The Real Story of Marion S. Barry Jr.

Would you be willing to publish the truth and nothing but the truth about your life, as Marion Barry did in his autobiography? Many of us would not. It's one of the reasons why he was so exceptional.