Marion S. Barry: The Man, The Life, The Legacy

By K. Levek Marion S. Barry, Jr. was best known as “Mayor for Life” in Washington, D.C. He… [Full Article]

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My Friend Marion

By Phinis Jones Marion Barry is my friend, I know, I know, he is everyone’s friend, but I stand… [Full Article]

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Scandal: The Cosby Edition

by Keyonna Jones-Lindsay Over the month of November, 77-year old comedian Bill Cosby’s image… [Full Article]

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Bowser is the New D.C. Mayor

By C.N. Staff Writer Muriel Bowser wins the race for Mayor of the District of Columbia!  On Tuesday… [Full Article]

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Marion S. Barry: The Man, The Life, The Legacy

By K. Levek
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Marion S. Barry, Jr. was best known as “Mayor for Life” in Washington, D.C. He was the longest serving mayor in the District, serving a total of 16 years during his four terms. He also served 16 years as a City Councilmember; the majority of those years was representing Ward 8. Barry died Nov. 23 at age 78. Beyond his legacy as mayor, he leaves a legacy as the most famous, the most beloved and the most divisive local leader in four decades of District of Columbia self-rule.
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My Friend Marion

By Phinis Jones
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Marion Barry is my friend, I know, I know, he is everyone’s friend, but I stand here today to honor my friend and to speak about the contribution that he made to build the capacity of minority businesses in Washington, DC.
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Who Got Next? Ward 8’s Special Election

By C.N. Staff Writers

On Monday December 8th the Board of Elections and Ethics (B.O.E.E.) officially declared the late Councilman and “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry’s seat vacant, which means a Special Election would be held. BOEE has officially announced that the special election will be held on April 28, 2015.

It’s been 17 years since a special election had to be held for a council member’s death. Barry had represented Ward 8 on the City Council in 1994 before running again for Mayor and then in 2004 after he decided not to seek a mayoral reelection in 1998. Over the years he had created many allies who are now considering a run for his vacant seat.
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Ward 8 Arts & Culture Council

By Malia Kai Salaam
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Ward 8 is known for many things. It has the beloved Anacostia River running through it. It has a mix of small businesses that have long been established and brand-spanking new ones popping up. It has The Big Chair! It has religious institutions that are historic and well attended. It has schools, parks, single family homes and multi-unit dwellings. It is the only location outside of the National Mall that has a Smithsonian Museum. It’s known as one of the birthplaces and incubators of Go-Go Music. Ward 8 has cultural, community involvement, and political legacies that are as rich as the soil it’s been built upon. This often misunderstood segment of the District of Columbia is known for many things and if the Founder and Chairman of the Ward 8 Arts & Culture Council, Tendani Mpulubusi El, has anything to do with it, it will be well-known as an established arts community.
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  • Marion S. Barry: The Man, The Life, The Legacy

    By K. Levek Marion S. Barry, Jr. was best known as “Mayor for Life” in Washington, D.C. He was the longest serving mayor in the District, serving a total of 16 years during his four terms. He also served 16 years as a City Councilmember; the majority of those years […]

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  • My Friend Marion

    By Phinis Jones Marion Barry is my friend, I know, I know, he is everyone’s friend, but I stand here today to honor my friend and to speak about the contribution that he made to build the capacity of minority businesses in Washington, DC. Tweet

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  • Scandal: The Cosby Edition

    by Keyonna Jones-Lindsay Over the month of November, 77-year old comedian Bill Cosby’s image has transformed from a sweater-wearing, Jell-O-loving family man into something unrecognizable. Hannibal Buress had no idea his rant about Cosby to a small Philadelphia crowd would go viral and eventually create an avalanche of allegations and […]

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  • Bowser is the New D.C. Mayor

    By C.N. Staff Writer Muriel Bowser wins the race for Mayor of the District of Columbia!  On Tuesday November 4, 2014 Bowser took home the victory, winning over 53  percent of the vote.  On election night Bowser said, “Most importantly I want to thank all the residents of D.C. who […]

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  • D.C. Elects First Attorney General

    C.N. Staff Writer By Democrat Karl Racine is the first elected Attorney General of D.C. The seat, which has traditionally been appointed by the mayor, had its on place on the ballot, thanks to a 2010 ballot initiative where District voters decided they wanted to vote this position in. Racine […]

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March 2014

  • Gray’s Lack of Focus on Southeast

    By Editorial Board Promises have been made- and broken- about the new focus that would be placed on the city’s most undeveloped section, east of the river. This section encompasses all of Ward 8 and the majority of Ward 7. Unemployment is high, literacy rates are low and crime is […]

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  • Michael Dunn Found Guilty on Four of Five Counts

    By Saraya Wintersmith     Florida jurors in last month’s high profile “loud music trial” found Michael Dunn, guilty on three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. The jury could not, however, come to a decision on the first-degree murder charge leveled […]

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  • REAL ESTATE: A GOOD WAY TO SPEND YOUR TIME AND YOUR MONEY

    BY DONALD L. ISAAC, SR. ASSOCIATE BROKER, SRES THE ISAAC GROUP WITH CENTURY 21 NEW MILLENNIUM Do you want to make the move from renter to homeowner? Do you want to enter into a new profession where there is not limit on what you can earn? Do you have some […]

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  • D.C.’s Homeless Crisis

    By K. Levek The District of Columbia has seen a rise in homeless families entering shelters or emergency temporary shelters by 135 percent since the fall. Most homeless residents go to DC General, the city’s former all-purpose hospital.  There is now a growing number of families who are facing homelessness.  […]

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  • What We Need in D.C. Politics

    By Vickie Wilcher With just a few weeks before the DC Mayoral primary there is no clear, presumptive winner—it’s anybody’s game according to most pundits. Turnout threatens to be extremely low, because according to many, if not most voters, “nobody cares.” But be clear, this apathy among the mass is […]

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