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Charming Colonial in suburbanesque Hillcrest asks $499K

Curbed DC - 21 Aug 2018
Built in 1933, this three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom brick Colonial in Southeast's Hillcrest neighborhood has no shortage of vintage charm. Located at 2311 33rd St. SE, just off Alabama Avenue SE, the home has hardwood floors and original molding throughout.
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“In many ways, Trump is the white Marion Barry”

Hot Air - 14 Aug 2018
He reminds me of Marion Barry. In many ways, Trump is the white Marion Barry. They share a willingness to play racial politics, an authoritarian bent, and an open hostility towards journalists. There is one important difference: Trump is doing his ...
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Juan Williams: The real danger of Trump's media war

The Hill - 13 Aug 2018
As a young reporter for the Washington Post covering the corrupt administration of D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, I knew what it meant to be targeted by a powerful politician. Barry and his supporters trashed my reputation in D.C.'s black community, casting ...
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'Chocolate City' Is Older than You Think

Afro American - 26 Jul 2018
In its final chapters, the book talks about the city becoming the first major urban center to have a Black majority in 1957, White flight in the 1960s, Home Rule in the 1970s and the rise, fall and rise of Marion Barry. The book ends with the defeat of ...
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Actually, Mr. President, DC Is Pretty Great

POLITICO Magazine - 17 Aug 2018
Twenty years ago, when D.C. was still suffering from botched management and corruption from former Mayor Marion Barry's four terms, late-night comics would feast on the capital city's foibles. Now, young new residents are throwing down hundreds of ...
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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. 3:36. How ...
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DC's next monument could honor Marion Barry

Washington Post - 07 Nov 2017
"My generation and the generation that came before me benefited from Marion Barry, and I would want my grandchildren to know what he did for this city," said David Smith, president of the Deanwood Citizen's Association in Ward 7. "He tried to level the ...
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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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Here are 15 of the week's best photos

Washington Post - 10 Mar 2018
A nor'easter pounds the U.S. Atlantic coast, airstrikes hit Eastern Ghouta, a statue of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry is unveiled and more images from around the world. March 4, 2018 The remains of plastic bags and trash are snagged on prickly vines ...
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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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Marion Barry, DC's “Mayor For Life,” Gets A Statue

The Kojo Nnamdi Show (press release) - 27 Feb 2018
D.C.'s longest-serving mayor Marion Barry put D.C. on the map in more ways than one. Now, his complicated legacy will be memorialized in stone through a statue at the entrance of D.C.'s city hall, the Wilson Building. Three years after Barry's death ...
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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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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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Marion Barry memorial statue revealed in new photos

WTOP - 27 Oct 2017
WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 years after Marion Barry's death, a bronze statue of the legendary former D.C. mayor is taking shape, and photos released this week provide a sneak peak at what the memorial will look like. Pictures from artists at Weitzman ...

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