Barrington M. Salmon

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Emancipation Day, Statehood Share Spotlight

All this week, as D.C. residents celebrate the 151st anniversary of Emancipation Day, statehood advocates have been using the holiday to advance their quest for autonomy. But there are divisions and differences of opinion and approach which make the task that much more difficult.

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Vincent Orange Exudes Confidence Ahead of Elections

Vincent B. Orange believes that he's the best person to serve as Washington, D.C.'s next mayor.

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Possible Indictment Clouds Gray Re-Election Bid

Since D.C.'s U.S. Attorney Ron Machen Jr. announced March 10 that local businessman Jeffrey Thompson admitted to secretly funding a $3.3 million shadow campaign to finance national and local candidates in 28 races, including D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, residents have been waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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Bowser's On a Future Quest for the City

Muriel Bowser has been on the stump since March of last year, trying to cement her bid to succeed D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and two weeks before the April 1 primary, she has been slated by a number of pundits and analysts to be the candidate to beat.

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Soul Music Pervades the White House

Some of the country's female singing legends descended on the White House Thursday to celebrate Women's History Month with the first family.

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D.C. Mayor Gray Engulfed in Scandal

D.C. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen Jr. dropped a bomb in the midst of the mayor's race on Monday when one of the city's most prominent donors pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws, submitting false filings to the IRS and conspiring to violate District campaign finance laws.

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D.C. Mayor Gray Defends Himself, Touts City's Accomplishments

"I say this to all of you clearly and unequivocally, I did not break the law!" With those words, Mayor Vincent C. Gray began an unabashed defense of his innocence in a campaign corruption scandal that exploded Monday afternoon following an appearance in federal court of the man prosecutors say has tied Gray to campaign misdeeds.

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African Women in a Changing World

More and more, African leaders are recognizing and acknowledging the challenges women face, and are using the powers of their office and partnering with civil society and other organizations to begin to reverse the varied trials women face.

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Gray, City Officials Announce New Project at St. Elizabeths

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city officials are banking on the $5 million St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion providing an economic foundation that will transform the fortunes of Ward 8.

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Gray Continues to Support Embattled Fire Chief

Despite strident calls by Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells for the heads of Paul A. Quander Jr. and Kenneth B. Ellerbe, Mayor Vincent C. Gray said that’s not happening.

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