Mrs. Polly Lee Harris, Devoted and Loving Grandmother of Marion Christopher Barry Announces Funeral Plans. Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr. and the late Effi Slaughter Barry, transitioned early Sunday morning, August 14, 2016. Mrs. Polly Lee Harris announced Mr. Barry’s funeral plans, which are as follows: On Sunday, […]

Marion Christopher Barry the son of the late DC Mayor, Marion Barry, is dead. Sources say that he appeared to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicant.  Marion Christopher Barry is his father’s only son, born to his third wife, Effi Slaughter Barry. His father had wanted to name him Marion Barry III, but Effi was […]

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) – The only son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry is seeking his late father’s seat on the D.C. Council. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Barry picked up nominating petitions at the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday. Marion Barry died in November at age 78. His son becomes one of 23 candidates running […]

DC Mayor For Life Marion Barry‘s funeral service will be held at his church home Temple Of Praise in Southeast DC Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rev. Zina C. Pierre will officiate the service and Bishop Glen A. Staples will deliver the Eulogy. Rev. Al Sharpton will give brief remarks. NewsOne Now Exclusive: […]

When we in DC, Maryland, and Virginia (the DMV) woke on a chilly but clear Sunday morning, there was no way we could know another strand in the rich political and cultural fabric of DC, would be pulled from us. Summer youth employment, programs for seniors, to his annual Thanksgiving turkey give-away; the thought of a […]

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Washington, DC’s iconic four-term “Mayor For Life”, Ward 8 council member and civil rights activist Marion Barry has reportedly passed. He was 78. A spokeswoman…

We honored DC’s “Mayor For Life” Councilman Marion Barry here at Praise 104.1!  Listen to the amazing interview with him as he shares his heart, his passion and his wisdom.  

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…


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…