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The death of Marion Barry last week marked the passing of one of the most powerful men in local level politics. As four term mayor of Washington, D.C., Barry broke down walls politically and socially for Blacks living and doing business with the city. Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a powerful eulogy for Marion Barry whom he credits for facilitating the historic Million Man March.

Minister Louis Farrakhan eulogizes Mayor Marion Barry

Mo Barnes

Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.