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How 'Bring The Pain' Brought Chris Rock Superstar Fame

NPR - 14 Oct 2018
He kicked things off by making fun of the city's popular mayor, Marion Barry, who had been caught on a videotape smoking crack. Marveling at how Barry showed up at Louis Farrakhan's massive event to uplift black men, The Million Man March, Rock said, ...
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New Documentary Shows Continuing Evolution of Marion Barry's Legacy

Afro American - 07 Jul 2018
By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO. The political downfall and resurrection of the late Marion Barry, beloved by many as “Mayor for Life,” and derided by some as a crooked politician, figures prominently in a new special documenting the District ...
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Statue honoring former Mayor Marion Barry revealed in DC

Curbed DC - 05 Mar 2018
This Saturday, in front of the John A. Wilson Building, former D.C. “Mayor For Life” Marion Barry once again made history. An 8-foot-tall, bronze statue of Barry by Maryland-based sculptor Steven Weitzman was revealed. According to the Washington Post ...
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Statue of former DC mayor Marion Barry unveiled

Washington Post - 03 Mar 2018
An 8-foot tall statue of the late D.C. mayor Marion Barry was unveiled on March 3 outside the D.C. Council building. Related links. Read More. Up next in top news. promo. 1:28. Statue of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry unveiled. promo. 1:59. 8 ...
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DC honors former Mayor Marion Barry Jr. with bronze statue

Rolling Out - 12 Jun 2018
Washington, D.C has welcomed another Black man on Pennsylvania Avenue this year. He may not be President Obama (oh, how we wish!), but his contributions lead to significant changes on and off Capitol Hill. Marion Barry Jr., best known as D.C.'s “Mayor ...
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Marion Barry statue to be unveiled in DC Saturday

W*USA 9 - 28 Feb 2018
On Saturday, Washington D.C.'s leaders will unveil a statue of the late “Mayor for Life,” Marion Barry. The 8 ft. tall bronze piece will sit outside of the Wilson building for all to see. RELATED: Marion Barry to get memorial 2 years after his death ...
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DC's next monument could honor Marion Barry

Washington Post - 07 Nov 2017
As much as anything, D.C. is a city of magisterial memorials to the dead. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln — even Sonny Bono — are among the many who have inspired monuments of one form or another after drawing their final breaths. Now add Marion S.
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A Statue for Marion Barry, and for Us

New Pittsburgh Courier - 19 Feb 2018
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Marion Barry, Jr. was the longest-serving mayor of Washington, D.C. The people and the pundits of DC gave him the moniker “Mayor for Life” because, after holding the Mayor's office from 1979 through 1992, he left politics because ...
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Mayor Barry Is Back

Washington City Paper - 26 Feb 2018
Sculptor Steven Weitzman, courtesy Marion Barry Legacy CommitteeIf Marion Barry cut a larger-than-life figure in city politics for 50 years, get ready for his next act. Barry is back. Scores of critics will be inflamed anew, his supporters happy to see ...
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Barry still a hero to some and an enigma to others

Washington Blade - 07 Mar 2018
When Marion Barry Jr. died in 2014, I wrote a column with the headline, “A hero to some; an enigma to others.” Listening to comments and reading columns surrounding the unveiling of his statue on Pennsylvania Avenue last Saturday that clearly hasn't ...
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Philadelphia exec named MMA secretary-treasurer

WTOK - 16 Oct 2018
District 2 (Alcorn, Benton, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo & Union Counties): Alan Hawkins, Hawkeye Industries, Inc., Tupelo; Kirk Lewis, Blue Springs Metals, Blue Springs; Jim Pritchett, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tupelo; Barry ...
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The Wind Won't Give Anyone a Preview of the Marion Barry Statue

Washingtonian.com - 02 Mar 2018
A statue of Marion Barry, scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday in front of the John A. Wilson Building, is wrapped securely to prevent any unintentional sneak peeks during Friday's windstorm. Related. How Do You Build a Monument to Marion Barry?

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