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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

Ben Nuckols, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP)— Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washingto ...

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Blacks, Whites, Liberals and Conservatives Politic in the Hood

"Urban Politick'n" was recently held at Duke's Place Blues, Bar and Lounge on Forsythe Street. The event was a collaboration of Fredrick Wilson, host of the popular radio show, "Let's Talk Politics w/Fredrick Wilson" and Community Organizer, Angie Nixon. The goal was to bring people of all walks of life together to discuss political issues that matter most to the community. The event was scheduled to last f ...

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Ferguson Top of Mind but Congressional Black Caucus Talks Up Its New Website

Some reporters ask Congressional leaders to address tough issue of police/community relations by Burney Simpson Staff ReporterThe NorthStar News & AnalysisA press conference on Wednesday at the Congressional Black Caucus44th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, announcing a communications project instead raised issues that face the organization as the nation continues to react  to this summer’s ...

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