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Barry Farm Redevelopment Meeting Excludes Press

John Muller | Posted 08.25.2013 | DC
John Muller

In order to prevent chaos from ensuing at tonight's meeting to reintroduce the seven development companies that are competing to become the Master Planning and Development Team for the redevelopment of Barry Farm Dwellings, only confirmed residents will be able to attend.

Barry Farm Redevelopment Process in Washington Must Be Legitimate

John Muller | Posted 06.13.2013 | DC
John Muller

Neighborhood groups, activist organizations and the city have let Barry Farm down, but there is still time to get it right. Illegitimacy, misinformation, and disorder can no longer be the status quo.

DC's Poorest Set to Suffer From Federal Sequester

Michael Shank | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC
Michael Shank

D.C. can easily cover the sequester cuts, given the $400 million budget surplus it announced earlier this year. The outstanding question, however, is whether or not Mayor Vince Gray will be an advocate for this city's growing poor population.

How Mayor Gray Is Failing DC Public Schools

Michael Shank | Posted 02.13.2013 | DC
Michael Shank

There is nothing radical about closing schools. A "radical" approach would have been for Rhee to tackle poverty and unemployment in D.C., a far more effective method of advancing early childhood education.

Marion Barry Singles Out Nurses From Philippines

Posted 04.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry is facing trouble again over comments he made about Asians working in the nation's capita...

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: 'Dirty' Asian Business Owners 'Ought To Go'

Posted 04.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry (D) made some indelicate remarks about Asians on Tuesday night while celebrating his win ...

Blaze Injures Firefighter At Anacostia High School (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON-- A blaze at Anacostia High School has already injured one firefighter. Students have been evacuated from the school. Tweets from t...

Local Identity Politics: Where Exactly Is Anacostia?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Where is Anacostia? That should be a relatively easy question to answer. (It's a District of Columbia neighborhood in Ward 8 roughly cen...

Marion Barry: 'They Can't Touch Me Politically' (PHOTOS)

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — As HBO considers making a movie about Marion Barry with Eddie Murphy in the title role, the real Barry is doing something that come...

Marion Barry Notified Of Potential D.C. Council Violation

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D) has sent a letter to Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry (D) rebuking the former may...

Did Marion Barry Improperly Use D.C. Council Resources?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.29.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's Republican Party is accusing former Mayor Marion Barry (D), who represents Ward 8 on the D.C. Council, of usi...