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Celebrating The Legacy Of Marion Barry

[vc_row animate_rounded_tab="yes"][vc_column][vc_column_text]He will now be the Mayor for ETERNITY! Thousands came together at the John A. Wilson Building located at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW to celebrate the life of Mayor Marion Barry, as his statue was unveiled. See the video below and read remarks from Cathy Hughes. Remarks From Cathy Hughes: March 8, 2018 I give thanks and praise to God from Whom all blessings flow. What a privilege and honor to join so many distinguished Washingtonians and my good friend Cora Masters Barry to honor the life and legacy of a former mayor of Washington D.C., Marion Barry! Regretfully, I was unable...

What happened when D.C. chose a white artist to create the official Marion Barry statue

Via: The Washington Post When Cora Masters Barry met Steven Weitzman in 2016, she knew only two things about him. She knew that he was the artist selected by the city to create a bronze sculpture of her late husband, four-time Washington Mayor Marion Barry. And she knew that he was white. Barry admired Weitzman’s model for the statue — “It was better than the others,” she says — but she was deeply troubled that an African American sculptor hadn’t been given this opportunity. “You’re doing a statue of Marion Barry,” she thought, “and you can’t find a person of color to do it?”...

The Detroit News: Ford group celebrates Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, the Ford-Employees African Ancestry Network presented its 36th Annual Black History Month Celebration on Friday at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn. Some 800 guests shelled out $60 for general admission or $150 VIP to enjoy the evening featuring Radio One founder Cathy Hughes as keynote speaker....

TV One’s Cathy Hughes Presents ‘Media,’ An Original Film Starring Brian White

By Gwendolyn Quinn Brian White is one the most promising and gifted talents in Hollywood. And now he stars in the TV One original film Media, created and executive produced by broadcast icon Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One and TV One, and production partner Susan Banks, along with writer Kevin Arkadie (New York Undercover) and producer Sheila Ducksworth of Ducksworth Productions (With This Ring), and directed by Craig Ross Jr. White plays the role of Michael Jones, son of media mogul Jackie Jones, a character inspired by Hughes and played by Penny Johnson-Jerald. Media also co-stars Gary Dourdan, Stephen Bishop,...