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Kwame Brown

The Return: A Love Story

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Gabriel James Bump

You briefly think about Jarrin Randall and Ben Coupet Jr., as you stand in the aisle and look down at the vibrating sea of red.

As Kwame Brown Sentence Shows, Not All Scandals Are Scandals

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 01.19.2013 | DC
Michael Fauntroy

As we come to the end of a difficult and embarrassing year for District politics, let us resist the urge to paint all corruption with the same broad strokes.

Former D.C. Council Chairman Avoids Most Jail Time

AP | Posted 01.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — A former D.C. Council chairman who violated campaign finance laws avoided most of his possible jail time but will have to spend hun...

6-Day Sentence For Kwame Brown?

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC

WASHINGTON — A former D.C. Council chairman should spend six days in jail for lying on bank loan applications and for committing a misdemeanor c...

Former D.C. Official Sends Out Eye-Opening Message

Posted 07.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since Kwame Brown (D) resigned from office last month amid a chaotic scandal, the former District of Columbia Council chairman has been ...

Could This Guy Be The Next Mayor Of D.C.?

Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) confirmed news that he's planning a mayoral run, something that's been talked ...

Last Chance for DC Citizens to Ban Corporate Donations, Fight Sleaze

Art Levine | Posted 09.03.2012 | DC
Art Levine

The ban on direct corporate donations to candidates won't by itself end corruption, but it's seen by reformers as an important first step.

Butlers, Burglars and Bunglers

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.13.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Woodward and Bernstein took us on a walk down memory lane this past weekend with their 40 year retrospective on the idea that Richard Nixon was even worse than we thought, if that's possible.

Tears, Drama Mark Tense D.C. Council Hearing

Posted 06.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In a day full of personal attacks, low blows and other political theatrics, it took the tearful pleas for civility by a member of the Di...

D.C. Scandals Are 'A Stain On The Government'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The former chairman of the District of Columbia Council pleaded guilty Friday to lying about his income on bank loan applications, ...

District of Disgrace

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.07.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To raise D.C. out of the current morass of disgrace to the honored place that the nation's capital should hold in national and global consciousness, we must have a fresh, vital, ethical new generation of leadership for the city.

'Boring' Policy Wonk Poised To Fill Big Job After Scandalous Week

Posted 06.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Phil Mendelson (D) appears to have wrangled enough support from his colleagues on the District of Columbia Council to clinch the legisla...

What's Next For D.C. Council?

Posted 06.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Now that Kwame Brown (D) has stepped down from the chairmanship of the District of Columbia Council following being charged with one cou...

UPDATED: D.C. Official Charged With Bank Fraud, Resigns

Posted 06.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D), who has been under investigation by federal prosecutors for months, was charged w...

Kwame Brown: 'I Have No Plans To Resign'

Posted 06.06.2012 | DC

Editor's Note: The Washington Post reported midday Wednesday that D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is expected to be charged with fraud. This is a de...

D.C. Official Shoves Reporter

Posted 06.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown, who has been under investigation by federal prosecutors for alleged campaign finance ...

PHOTOS: 'Blue Jeans Ball' Raises $450,000 For Capital Area Food Bank

Posted 04.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The 9th Annual Blue Jeans Ball raised some $450,000 for the Capital Area Food Bank. And no one had to wear a tuxedo. More than 700 ca...

Let's Ask the States to Stand Together for D.C. Statehood

Michael A. Brown | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC
Michael A. Brown

The StatehoodDC campaign seeks to educate the nation that those residing in the capital city of the free world are not yet free.

Michael Grass

D.C. Youth Leaders Take Center Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Grass | Posted 01.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Back in October, when an early Saturday snowstorm took many in the nation's capital by surprise, some in District of Columbia Mayor Vinc...

Proposed D.C. Law Could Make College Applications Mandatory

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo Kwame Brown, Chairman of Washington DC’s City Council, is the youngest chairman in the history of the city. As a result,...

College Is Not for Everyone

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is right to want every pupil in the D.C. Public Schools to aspire to the highest possible levels of learning. However, the specifics of his new bill need some work.

Should D.C. Force Its Students To Apply To College?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Should District of Columbia public and charter high school students be required to apply for college or trade school in order to graduat...

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...

Postcard From the Last Colony

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Political power is not just the ability to make law, but also the real influence that elected leaders have on their communities. Children learn a lot about moral choices by observing the decisions of influential adults and public figures.

Is Eric Holder Too Cozy With Local D.C. Politicians?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials living in the nation's capital usually don't engage much with local District of Columbia politics. But U.S. Attorney G...