Marion Barry memorial events schedule announced

A schedule of the memorials and funeral service for former Washington, D.C, Mayor Marion Barry has been released. The events are expected to attract several thousand mourners including major black political figures. Dec. 4: 9:00 a.m.:  John A. Wilson Building located at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington, D.C. Brief ceremony to receive Mayor Barry’s […]

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former  D.C. Mayor Marion Barry died overnight at United Medical Center in Washington at the age of 78. Barry had gone to the hospital on Thursday complaining that he was not feeling well and was released; he died a few hours later. Barry was a four-term mayor of the nation’s capital and survived a series […]