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Late Marion Barry’s son to run for vacated council seat

On Monday, January 5, Marion Christopher Barry, son of Marion Barry, announced his plans to run for his late father’s council seat. Barry, who passed away in November of 2014, served as both DC Mayor and DC Council… Read More

Twuesday Tweetacular: Erika wants junk food

Many smart people out there telling you what Marion Barry meant. Not me. I will just say: I am going to really, really miss covering him.— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) November 24, 2014 Washington Post local reporter (and Voice alum)… Read More

D.C. mourns the loss of former mayor and councilmember Marion Barry

Early Sunday morning, United Medical Center announced the passing of former D.C. mayor and councilmember Marion Barry. He died at the age of 78 due to heart complications. Given the nickname “mayor-for-life”, Barry served 15 years as a… Read More


Meet the 11 candidates who are running for District mayor

Politics is dirty business – look no further than today’s congress. D.C. politics, though, is an especially muddy affair. The city has been lovingly nicknamed the “District of Corruption” for a reason. For example, former mayor Marion Barry was… Read More

Twuesday Tweetacular: A tribute to Marion Barry, Jr.

This week’s tweets have been rather uninspiring. So to punish all you tweeters for your boring content, Vox has instead gathered the following series of tweets from D.C. Council member Marion S. Barry, Jr.: Barry pioneered twaggin, the Twitter technique… Read More

ANC Wrap-up: When Marion Barry does crazy things

This month’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting lacked the kind of heated debate that can often break out on the second floor of the Georgetown Visitation School, but it did feature an appearance from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans… Read More

The District Digest: Bitch set him up

No matter how poorly your 4th of July went, it’s safe to say it was probably better than former “Mayor for Life” and current D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry‘s (D—Ward 8). Saturday evening Barry was arrested by the Park… Read More

The District Digest: Red Line tragedy

On Monday at about 5 p.m. two Red Line trains crashed into each other near the Fort Totten station, resulting in the deadliest crash in Metro’s 33 year history.  Nine people died, including Jeanice McMillan, the operator of… Read More

The Daily Show takes on Marion Barry’s anti-gay marriage vote

Last night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry (D—Ward 8 ) to task for claiming that his decision to cast the sole vote against recognizing same-sex marriages performed in different states was made because… Read More

DC Council votes 13-0 12-1 to recognize same-sex marriages

13/13 12/13 D.C. Council members support gay marriage! The D.C. Council’s final vote on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states (first voted on in early April) went remarkably smoothly, passing 13-0… until Ward 8 Councilmember and former… Read More