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Mothers and Fathers Unite in Grief at D.C. March

The "Justice for All" rally organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network brought a vast crowd of protestors to downtown D.C., some who vowed to make the complacent uncomfortable and others who promised to continue protesting until Congress moves to ensure that special prosecutors investigate controversial police shootings.

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D.C. Officials Cut Ribbon for New Brookland Middle School

D.C. officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the weekend for a new school in Ward 5 slated to open in August.

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Marion Barry Remembered, Praised at Funeral Service

Thousands Pay Their Last Respects

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.

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Capital Area Food Bank: A Senior Safety Net

For Eleanor Smith, the Capital Area Food Bank has been both a lifesaver and a godsend.

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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 four-time mayor and three-term Ward 8 council member.

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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!"

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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.

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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 air.

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Missouri Grand Jury Declines to Charge Cop

Protestors Resolve to Continue Fight for Justice

Five months after a white Missouri police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri and after three months of deliberation, a 12-member grand jury returned a decision of no true bill, meaning Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged for killing Michael Brown.

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Ward 7 Dems Host Reporters' Roundtable

Nov. 4 Elections Discussed, Dissected

It's common knowledge that Democratic voters usually stay home during midterms. So that's what Ward 7 Democrats focused on prior to the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

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