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Marion Barry Ward 8

DC's 'Mayor For Life' Marion Barry Mourned At Funeral

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first jobs as a result of Marion ...

Eliot Nelson

A Strange, Confusing Evening With Marion Barry | Eliot Nelson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - On Friday evening, Marion Barry sat with a group of journalists and delivered a stirring defense of yogurt. "Yogurt is more healthy t...

Chelsea Kiene

Marion Barry's Plan To Encourage Organ Donors | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 115,000 people in the United States wait today for a lifesaving organ transplant. That list, which keeps growing, once include...

Emancipation Day 2012: What Frederick Douglass Would Think of Ward 8's 21st-Century Troubles

Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.16.2012 | DC
Chris Gentilviso

To understand the importance of Washington D.C. Emancipation Day, look no further than the story of those who thought this event would never happen.

Marion Barry 'Twags' Post-Victory Firestorm

Posted 04.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In what was a fairly sedate election night in the District of Columbia, Marion Barry helped shake up the evening with a massive post-vic...