Category Archives: Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Mourns Its ‘Mayor for Life’

Flags are flying at half-staff in Washington, D.C., as the city mourns former mayor Marion Barry, who died Sunday at age 78. A spokesperson for current mayor of the nation’s capital, Vincent Gray, said he ordered that the flags be lowered in Barry’s honor, the Associated Press reports. “Marion was not just a colleague but… Read More »

MLK memorial work to be finished for anniversary

Refinishing work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial should be complete by the upcoming 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, officials said Thursday, allaying earlier concerns that work wouldn’t be done in time. Work began in late July to remove an inscription that had caused controversy because critics said the quote had been… Read More »

Black Capitol Police officers file amended lawsuit

Dozens of current and retired black officers with the U.S. Capitol Police submitted an amended complaint against the agency this week, the latest filing in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit that dates back more than a decade. The updated lawsuit, filed in federal court Wednesday, largely restates earlier allegations of a racially hostile work environment… Read More »

Zimmerman verdict protested in D.C. early Sunday morning

Protesters marched through the streets of some of Washington’s liveliest nightlife corridors early Sunday morning to demonstrate their disappointment and anger over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. Pumping fists and carrying placards, they marched down U Street NW, into Adams Morgan and then on to Columbia Heights, with their numbers swelling in the… Read More »