Marion Barry

One of Donald Trump’s openly racist former campaign staffers (and there are many) exerted his White privilege in spectacular fashion on Monday.

Marion Christopher Barry, whose father was the late D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, has died of an apparent drug overdose, reports the Washington Post. The 36-year-old former candidate for D.C.s Ward 8 council seat was reportedly discovered by his girlfriend, was transported to George Washington University Hospital, writes the news outlet: Barry had struggled with drug […]

Marion Christopher Barry (pictured below), son of the late controversial former Washington D.C. mayor, Marion Barry (pictured above), is reportedly being investigated by authorities for throwing a fit inside a PNC bank on Tuesday afternoon, according to The Washington Post. Barry, who is said to be a contender for his dad’s vacant D.C. City Council seat, […]

In a statement released on Monday, November 24th, Radio One Chairperson and Founder, Cathy Hughes said the following about the passing of Marion Barry: “The Radio One Family is deeply saddened by the passing of our dear Mayor for Life, Marion Barry. He was an incredible human-being, sent by God to empower and improve the lives of African-Americans […]

Controversial former Washington D.C. mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry, Jr. (pictured) was released from a local area hospital on Saturday night after being involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle according to The Washington Times. A police report allegedly states that when Barry struck an oncoming car, he was actually driving along a stretch that only accommodates […]

Former Washington D.C. mayor, Marion Barry set the record straight about his 1990 drug arrest on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin. Barry’s new book, Mayor for Life: Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr. details his life story beginning in Mississippi all the way to becoming the mayor of Washington D.C. Be sure […]

Podcast Download Former Washington D.C. mayor, Marion Barry set the record straight about his 1990 drug arrest on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin. Barry’s new book, Mayor for Life: Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr. details his life story beginning in Mississippi all the way to becoming the mayor of Washington D.C. All that and more in […]

Kwame Kilpatrick is not the first politician to be accused and convicted of a crime. Actually, he is in some pretty distinguished company. Sad but…

The always controversial and always much too vocal former D.C. mayor and now City Councilman Marion Barry (pictured) advised officers to “get in the gym, go on a diet,” according to the Huffington Post. Barry made his inflammatory statement after he claims to have witnessed two D.C. police officers experiencing bouts of shortness of breath […]

The former mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion Barry (pictured) began on the right foot in life as a scrupulous activist who worked hard to plot a course that would eventually lead him to the American dream. Somewhere along the line, though, his path took a devastating twist, leading to his destruction. Did Barry become the victim […]

Controversial Washington Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry has toiled in the political spotlight for both positive gains and infamously negative reasons as well. Barry’s recent “dirty shops” comments toward Asian business owners in his district ignited a firestorm of bad press; however, Barry responded to the unsavory buzz that has ensued over the comments, saying […]

Once again, Marion Barry is in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. This time, the former four-time D.C. mayor was caught race-baiting on camera. SEE ALSO: Forget The Church! Follow Jesus Amidst Trayvon Martin Murder, Black City Manager’s Tough Task The Washington Post reports that Barry told his supporters that Asian businesses  should […]