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Remembrances of Marion S. Barry Jr.

Local and national luminaries share their memories of Marion S. Barry Jr.

African-American Mayors Remember Marion Barry

To his contemporaries and those who followed in his footsteps, Marion Shepilov Barry Jr. proved to be a trailblazer and his "Mayor for Life" declaration is homage from the many that reaped the benefits of a hero dedicated to changing ...

Al Sharpton to Lead March in D.C. Against Police Violence

The Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a march against police violence Saturday through downtown D.C. amid a spate of recent deaths of black victims at the hands of white police officers.

Muriel Bowser Picks Rashad Young as D.C. City Administrator: Report

D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser is expected to announce Wednesday the appointment of Alexandria City Manager Rashad Young as the District's city administrator.

Plane Crashes into Md. Home; 6 Killed

A small plane crashed Monday morning into a house in Gaithersburg, killing six people, including three inside the home, authorities said.

Pepco Vows to Work with Financially Strapped Customers in Cold-Weather Months

Pepco held its annual Winter Weather Summit in D.C. on Monday, part of the power company's effort to remind customers with financial difficulties of their payment options during cold-weather months and higher usage periods.

Youth Leaders Vow to Keep Marion Barry's Legacy Alive

A crowd packed the sanctuary at a D.C. church in a late-evening Sunday service to honor the late Marion Barry and his revered youth-leadership program, culminating four days of citywide memorial celebrations for the "Mayor for life."

Marion Barry Remembered as 'Freedom Fighter' at Funeral Service

More than 7,000 mourners crowded D.C.'s Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to pay their final respects to Marion Barry, the Ward 8 Council member and former four-term mayor who was remembered as giving a voice to the voiceless ...

Marion Barry Funeral Processional Passes through D.C.'s 8 Wards

A casket bearing the remains of Marion Barry, D.C.'s "mayor for life," passed through the city's eight wards Friday.

National Zoo, Pepco Partner for Annual Light Show

Pepco is partnering with Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) to sponsor ZooLights, a free holiday light show at the National Zoo that runs from the Friday after Thanksgiving through Jan. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. every night except ...

D.C. Prepares to Send Marion Barry Off in Style

Days after former Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. died of a heart attack, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) promised to give him a grand send-off.

Marion Barry Supporters, Ex-Offenders Honor Fallen Leader

Tiffani Howard stood in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, watching several dozen ex-offenders and other supporters of former mayor and Ward 8 Council member Marion S. Barry march chanting "Marion Barry! Mayor for Life!"

Ferguson Fuels Activism in D.C., Nationally

The column of people overwhelmed streets and snake-like, stretched from sidewalk-to-sidewalk as far as the eye could see. Marchers carried signs, placards and banners, shook their fists in unison and the diverse crowd's throaty, defiant chants ripped through the cool ...

A.J. Cooper, 34, D.C. Council Hopeful, Dies

A.J. Cooper, a candidate for the Ward 4 seat on the D.C. Council, died suddenly Wednesday morning after complaining of chest pains and dizziness. He was 34.

Street Closures Announced for Marion Barry Memorial Celebration

On Thursday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 6, the family of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Jr. will have a Celebration of Life remembrance ceremony. The following street and route closures for this celebration will take place in the District ...