The Future is Bright for Marion Barry New D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown might give the member from Ward 8 more leeway than Vince Gray did

Get Over It, Again: Barry says the election results should mean “redistribution.”
Photo by Darrow Montgomery

Things are looking up for former Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry.

He’s got a newish kidney that’s working well, the feds don’t seem to care that he shared some of the city’s wealth with his girlfriend, and his time in the D.C. Council’s penalty box is about to come to an end.

And oh yeah—the next mayor and council chairman are from his side of the river, and Barry isn’t shy about telling people what he thinks that means.

“To the victor go the spoils,” Barry tells LL. “We demand more than our fair share because we’ve been neglected for so long, it’s as simple as that.”

Sigh. That’s the sound Almost Mayor Vincent Gray just made when he read that line—because if Gray is going to be successful as leader of his “One City,” he’ll have to convince white residents (especially in neighborhoods west of Rock Creek Park that voted for Adrian Fenty last week) that he’s not a rampaging Visigoth who wants to take their new breadmakers and Subarus and give them away to families living east of the Anacostia River.

Barry, it seems, isn’t interested in helping Gray out. Witness the former mayor-for-life at last week’s Democratic Party unity breakfast, an event designed to soothe the wounds of the bruising primary that saw Gray defeat Fenty along largely racial lines. Asked to give some “words of unification,” Barry gave the friendly crowd this clunky message:

“[The] good news this morning is that there will be four representatives from east of the river. The mayor, the city council chair, Yvette Alexander and Marion Barry. So we know that each of them are going to flourish—gonna flourish. Not at anybody’s expense—nobody’s expense—because you don’t have to take from those to give to those that were in need. It’s a matter of redistribution of that which was there.”

As you might expect, the “R” word raised more than a few eyebrows around the Wilson Building. Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh told The Washington Post that Barry’s comments were just “rhetoric.” Another councilmember told LL Barry’s comments were “bullshit” (but then again, “rhetoric” is how you say “bullshit” in a family newspaper).

But Barry isn’t backing down. He says Cheh apologized to him for making that comment to the Post. “You’re damn right she’s going to apologize,” Barry tells LL, adding that he won’t tolerate any dissent from the idea that Ward 7 and Ward 8, both majority black wards on the east side of the Anacostia, have been neglected.

“We’re tired, and we’re not going to take it anymore,” Barry says.

For her part, Cheh remembers the conversation differently, saying she and Barry disagreed on what the word “rhetoric” meant and that she said only that she was sorry Barry felt the way he did.

Later in his conversation with LL, Barry explained that he’s really only promoting the idea of giving hiring preference for government jobs to those living east of the river, and that the “haters” and “part of the enemy” are distorting what he’s saying.

Of course, it’s easy enough to dismiss anything inflammatory coming from Barry’s mouth as just more of the seemingly endless “rhetoric” he’s spouted off during his long career. But chances are there’s more to come: soon-to-be D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown has promised Barry a committee to chair, and thus more of a position of power on the council—and thus more potential for mischief.

And it’s also worth remembering that Brown’s father, Marshall Brown, worked for Barry, and Brown comes from a generation of young black leaders in the District who came of age idolizing Barry.

Brown didn’t seem to appreciate it when LL approached him to ask him about Barry. Brown grabbed LL’s iPhone/voice recorder and pretended LL was Brown, and Brown was LL.

Here’s the first question from new LL Kwame Brown, which had a little bit of an edge to it:

“My name is Kwame Brown, and I’m going to ask you some questions. I’m with the City Paper, and what I really want to know is why do you sit next to Marion Barry. You always sit next to Marion Barry—is that because you want to grow up to be like Marion Barry?”

(If you liked that, just wait until LL the D.C. Council chairman unveils his legislative agenda!)

Brown scoffed at the idea that Barry would run wild during his term as chairman, saying that’s a red herring that comes up no matter who chairs the council. And he’s got a point. Gray, as chairman, generally gets high marks for “managing” Barry, but don’t forget how Barry injected himself into Gray’s campaign during the final days—showing up unannounced at events, even debating Fenty friend-to-the-end Ron Moten live on Fox5, much to the surprise and consternation of Gray’s campaign staff.

Besides, Brown is coming to the job after a campaign season that saw some of his colleagues endorse him publicly—and then dis his intelligence to reporters on background. Gray may have the pressure of trying to heal a racially divided city, but Brown will have the pressure of proving to his colleagues that he’s got the brains and backbone to lead, and sometimes stand up to, 12 councilmembers with large egos. The largest ego of the bunch, of course, still belongs to Marion Barry. What better way for Brown to show he’s in charge than to keep Barry in check?

That may be getting easier; these days, Barry isn’t the most involved councilmember. Since he was censured and stripped of his post as head of the housing committee in March for steering contracts to then-girlfriend Donna Watts-Brighthaupt, Barry spent most of his time submitting “disapproval resolutions” to various spending measure. The effect of those resolutions was mostly to give Barry a few minutes of grandstanding on the council dais about whatever was on his mind (mostly his general opposition to the Fenty administration), before he’d withdraw the resolution, and life would continue.

“Marion tends to inject himself into things and then kind of disappears,” said Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. “Kwame…will be respectful, but will not allow Councilmember Barry to steal the show.”

Which may not be good for ratings on Channel 13. But it might be good news for everyone else.

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MURIEL?

Speaking of councilmembers with the initials “M.B.,” it’s hard to imagine Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser isn’t a little bit worried about her re-election prospects right about now.

Mayor Adrian Fenty was absolutely spanked in Ward 4, where he served as councilmember for six years before becoming mayor, losing to Gray by 19 points. (That’s an even bigger spread than the ward’s straw poll, held in early August, which Team Fenty pooh-poohed at the time as a protest vote from a few disgruntled activists.)

Fenty won his home ward by nearly 45 points in 2006. His negative turnaround suggests that his handpicked successor, Bowser, might be facing a steep uphill climb when she tries to hold onto her own job two years from now.

Might the stink of Fenty’s loss stick to Bowser? Not counting Evans’ largely forgettable pro-Fenty commercial, Bowser was the only councilmember LL ever saw actively campaigning for Hizzoner. And an e-mail chain forwarded to reporters from Ward 4 residents unhappy with Bowser suggests there’s at least a small but vocal group of Gray supporters who are eager to see Bowser—who has been one of Fenty’s staunchest allies on the council—gone.

But Bowser probably doesn’t need to hit the panic button just yet, as she has a couple of things going for her.

The first is time. As LL heard multiple times while talking to sources about this story, “Two years is a long time.” Voters are like goldfish. In two years, they probably won’t even remember Fenty—giving Bowser plenty of time to win back the voters he had, then lost. (Pro tip: if you’re going to do an apology tour, don’t wait to start it until a month or two before the election.) Also, Bowser has time to carve out more of an identity for herself on the council, instead of just being the reliably pro-Fenty vote.

The second thing going for Bowser is the fact that Gray ran on a platform of inclusiveness and doesn’t seem as vindictive as Fenty was. Sure, Bowser had it nice with Fenty in power: her calls to department heads were actually answered and executive branch representatives actually showed up to testify at her council hearings. But it’s doubtful Gray is going to freeze her out entirely—after all, he doesn’t want Ward 4’s fickle voters lining up behind someone else in 2014.

From Bowser herself, LL couldn’t get much more than the standard boilerplate answers on what she thinks about her re-election chances, other than that she was surprised by how big Fenty’s margin of defeat was in Ward 4. She says she worries about every election, and the next one will be no different.

“My job is to worry, prepare, work hard and deliver for Ward 4,” she says. “That’s what I’ve done in three years, and that’s what I’m gonna do in the next two years.” She didn’t add—but may as well have—that the only poll that matters is on election day, and that she’s going to leave it all on the court.

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Our Readers Say

Great piece new LL. This sheds a slightly different light on what I knew to be true. I wish Kwame well in his Leadership decisions.

Politics aside- for the good of the whole, [gritting my teeth] I hope Gray has me eating my harsh words. I don't doubt he loves this great town as much.... not more than I-

We've met once- I told you I was never his girlfriend!
Barry has a very interesting mindset when it comes to women. His Cheh story is quite revealing.
Just remember to dance with the one who brought you here. No need about the strange bed-fellowes...we all need to keep an eye on the dance partners to the old-school music. It is going to be interesting to have a go-go inspired chairman and an old-school Mayor. As the beat goes on.
Breadmakers and Subarus??? Wow, are you writing from some kind of time capsule? Ipads and SUVs, maybe? Or Nespresso machines and Priuses...
Yes, Alan you got it. Run white people Run! Barry is going to take over because, well Because you say that he is. So let's continue to scare the white people. Think about it, this black guy (Barry), is from the same side of the river as two other blacks guys (Brown/Gray) and they will make sure that "those people" across the river will get their share of improvements. How ridiculous a notion is that? Why should councilman try to get earmarks for their Wards? It's so unfair to the rest of the city.

Yeah whatever, Congrats on another "run white people run because the black boogeyman is coming to get you" and "he has two other black people from the same side of the tracks to help him." So much for unity.

By the way, would you comment on a woman's "newish breast" if she had cancer? Likely not.

But let's scare the white people anyway. Run white people run!!!
Hey City Paper when are you going to investigate that crook Peter Nickles another Hitler character and his cronnies at DYRS?
D.C. Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser days are numbered on the Council of the District of Columbia. Muriel Bowser has been a sycophant for King Fenty every since he anointed her to be the Ward 4 Councilmember. Councilmember Bowser never represented the Ward 4 voters. She only represented her King Fenty and voted for whatever the King tried to get passed thru the D.C. Council.

Hopefully King Fenty's mentor New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will offer him a position and King Fenty can take Muriel Bowser, Peter Nickles, Gabe Klein, Neil Albert, Ron Moten, Ron Austin, Linda Argo, Michelle Rhee, and Janice Quintana with him to New York City. Good riddance to them all!
@ I.J. THEY WON’T BECAUSE PLUG NICKLE IS NOT AS SEXY AS MARION BARRY MAYOR FOR LIFE. ALSO LETS NOT FORGET THAT PETER NICKLES IS WHITE, AN ATTY AND LIVES IN VA. THE THREE NO-NO'S FOR WCP FAKE ASS REPORTERS. INSTEAD THEY TRACK DOWN, DO BACKGROUND CHECKS ON AND RIDICULE A BLACK, UDC GRAD AND FAKE ASS WANNABE. ALAN SUDERMAN REALLY SCOOPED 'EM ON THE BROWN RESIDENCE ISSUE WITH THAT A+ QUALITY JOURNALISM.

SUDERMAN WILL ONLY IMPRESS WHEN HE DOES A STORY ON A MONEY GRUBBIN' JEW IN THE AREA THAT DISCRIMINATES AND IS A SEPARATIST. NOT THESE "TRYING TO PASS OFF AS TONGUE IN CHEEK" STORIES. YEAH WE CAN PICTURE THAT!

WAY TA GO CITY PAPER! HAVE SUDERMAN POP HIS “BARRY STORY” CHERRY. IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO THAT AT LEAST HAVE HIM DO IT WITH A STORY THAT HAVE SOME BODY. NOT THIS SKELETON OUTLINE THAT WOULD PROBABLY REMIND HIM OF A GIRL HE ONCE DATED. SEEMS TO ME HE HAS A PATTERN OF PREYING ON AND PLAYING ON WEAKER OPPONENTS.

THAT WOULD CLASSIFY HIM AS A SCRUB IN WASHINGTONESE!!
LOL@NOODLEZ; I love reading your comments brother. You make my day by telling it like it is. Sometimes the truth hurts!
noodlez is a obviously a super bitter black man that will never be happy. Take some chill pills or just go away. You make the rest of us look and sound ignorant.
Muriel Bowser is done...it is just a matter of waiting for the election to roll around. She never represented her Ward constituents; she only represented Fenty and now that he is gone, she needs to be too!
@NOODLEZ

Let's not get all anti-semetic. You're somewhat valid point was just lost when you start bashing jews. The city paper should go after all corruption white, black, whatever. But the fact that they didn't do a story on some corruption doesn't make the other corruption some how ok or not worthy of reporting on. Bring it all into the light and leave the racism at home.
Wonder Woman, if Bowser is done, who is going to beat her? Whoever that person is should get a head start now in getting their name out, so that the field is cut down from a bunch of contenders jumping in. Everyone will have to line up behind one person a give them the money. That way Bowser could get knocked out of the box.
Noah Cherry, you have a point; but WCP through its editorial board should not then turn around when the corruption is exposed and then endorse the corrupt candidate. It makes them look foolish or like WaPo. At least, the Current Newpapers were consistent.
@Noah Cherry ITS OKAY WHEN ITS SOMEONE ELSE ON THE OTHER END OF THE KEYSTROKES BUT WHEN ITS ABOUT SOMETHING OR SOMEONE YOU IDENTIFY WITH NOW ITS AN ISSUE. CHILD PLEASE. YOU DIDNT EVEN COMPREHEND THE JIST OF MY COMMENT BECAUSE YOU GOT STUCK ON "MONEY GRUBBIN JEW".

WHATS ANTI-SEMETIC ABOUT MY COMMENT AND WHY SHOULD MY POINT BE LOST AFTER TALKING ABOUT A GROUP IM SURE MR SUDERMAN IDENTIFIES WITH?

LET ME BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOU. THIS JOKER POST AN ARTICLE ABOUT A VIDEO OF NICKLES(A WHITE MAN)THE CURRENT AG IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL KINDS OF CONTROVERSY BEING FOLLOWED TO ONE OF HIS MANY HOMES AND THATS THE END OF IT. THEN WE GET TWO TO THREE POSTS IN A ROW ABOUT THIS FELLOW WHO HAPPENS TO BE BLACK AND HAVE NO CHANCE TO RUN FOR MAYOR AS A DEMOCRAT BUT WE GET ALL THIS FOLLOW UP AND RIDICULE ABOUT HIS RESIDENCY SITUATION. WHERE IS THE BALANCED REPORTING?

ITS NON-EXISTANT BECAUSE OF SEVERAL FACTORS I LISTED IN PREVIOUS COMMENT. THEN WE GET THIS BULLSHIT ASS ARTICLE ABOUT BARRY AND HIS SENIOR MOMENTS. IT'S TIME TO LEAVE HIM ALONE AND LET HIM FADE AWAY. TRUST ME Noah Cherry IM GOING TO BRING IT TO LIGHT! THEN LET YOU KNOW WHY IM BRINGING IT TO LIGHT. BE IT RACISM, CLASSISM, ETC...

SO WHY DONT YOU STOP SURFACE READING AND BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS REALLY BEING SAID.

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@J EXCUSE ME FOR BEING TOO STRIDENT. YOUR FORTUNE TELLING COMMENT IS PROBABLY ALL YOU CAN MUSTER BECAUSE I MADE YOU SO IGNORANT WITH MY SPOT ON OBSERVATION. WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY IS ENLIGHTING DUMB ASSES LIKE YOURSELF WHO HAVE NO CLUE AND ARE SLEEPWALKING THRU LIFE.
NOODLEZ, I need you to make your insightful comments on the Washington Post article, about black mayors taking a look at King Fenty's loss.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/23/AR2010092303763_Comments.html
GO BARRY! GO BROWN! GO GRAY! Represent for the strong black men East of the city. Lets bring some fulfillment to the gaping hole left by Fenty and his Metro Sexual attitudes and close the gaping hole created for the poor and needy in this city. Let this administration serve as a model that will create diginity and well being for the homeless and poor working class. Lets formulate selfhelp grants to create jobs and stimulate more small businesses. LET NOT GET GREEDY AND ABUSE YOUR OFFICE FOR STARDOM AND WEALTH. LETS NOT DISAPPOINT THE POOR PEOPLE WHO HELP ELECT YOU ALL!
if east of the river has long been neglected, as Barry contends, what does that say about his multiple terms as mayor and, later, councilmember from that part of town. Maybe if Barry wasn't so busy lining the pockets of downtown developers when he was mayor, his followers east of the river would have benefitted more.
I'm glad I don't live in DC.

The importance of racial politics In determining mayors begs the question what is wrong with these people?

You'd think effective government would be paramount.

In Montgomery county we've had a black county executive for years and this doesn't enter the discussion as a factor in his candidacy.


In Montgomery county web

Montgomery County is a predominately white county, but we've had a black county executive for years. Our representativ
TO: MCResident, I too am very glad you don't live in the District of Columbia. Comment made on the Washington Post blog about Montgomery County the sanctuary County to illegal Salvadorans, MS-13 Gangs, and other illegals.


Ombudsman1 wrote:
"What's so great about Ike Leggett"

Nothing.

Ike Leggett is mostly known as the defendant in a spectacular sexual harassment trial (Google for it, since the Post will not discuss it under pain of something).

He is as dumb as a box of rocks, he's inarticulate, and he strikes me as someone who belongs in PG county not Montgomery.

The only reason he gets elected is because of protectionism, and he also allows upper middle class whites in Montgomery County to feel good about themselves and their broad minded vote.

To be fair, the entire Montgomery County council is a collection of misfits and idiots who only get away with their malfeasance because the tax base is so large.

There is one lady on the council whose entire claim to fame is that she supports illegal aliens. But that's enough to get her elected. Just amazing.
The U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder voted for D.C. Council Chairperson Vincent Gray.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0910/Holder_I_voted_for_Gray_in_DC_mayors_race.html?showall
One City is what DC desperately needs and not Fenty’s plutocracy that caters to dogs of the wealthy.

Case in point: On 2/22/09, The Examiner asked, “Dogs or Daycare in DC” and questioned the Fenty’s administration priority to make dogs its prime interest above day care centers. While cutting daycare's in 2009, Dept of Parks & Rec (DPR) planned to spend as much as $350,000 on the development of a dog park at Newark and 39th streets NW. In 2009, the dog park designed included an “artificial dog turf,” which alone would cost $150,000.

A Ward 3 resident told the Examiner, “under the Obama stimulus plan, ordinary human beings will only get $400 each. But if you are a dog in McLean Gardens, the [DPR] is about to lavish over $1,000 on each of you.”

Yesterday, on 9/11/2010, Mayor Fenty officially opened the Newark Street Dog Park, it’s a 10,000-square-foot boutique dog park that cost taxpayers $400,000. The Newark Street Dog Park was $50,000 over budgeted.

In 2009, Fenty closed DPR daycare's in Wards 6, 7 & 8 and fired 160 daycare workers due to “so-called” budget constraints, but Fenty found money to lavish $1000 a piece on McLean Gardens’ dogs.

Fenty disdain for the city’s low-income residents should be unacceptable to every resident in the city.


Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
Spring Valley Resident
Ward 3


So LL is offended because Barry is voicing support for people living in some of the poorest urban communities in America. Shame on Barry! God knows we need to take better care of our downtrodden patrons in upper NW. Good work Loose Lips!
Finally, the peoples EAST of the Anacostia River will breath fresh air,water, development and morals led by Vincent Gray.
Finally, we can shut the mouths and cash flow (prayerfully/hopefuly) of the rip-off artists connected to the Fenty Slushing Funds unjustly finances by DC taxpayers.
Finally, ONE CITY haves the police protection,housing and wealth distributed as O N E in Washington, D.C. come January 2011.
Finally, I can get a good night sleep and not have to look at the friends of Fenty the creep in the media.
@SEiS4me--very good points! Oh Mike Debonis, why hast thou forsaken us???
NOODLEZ, this is an interesting article in the Examiner about Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Police-chief-could-be-out-before-school-chancellor--976304-103660684.html#ixzz10SNxaLqq
LANIER IS MORE BLACK THAN FENTY!!! IM KIND OF FUCKED UP WITH HER BECAUSE SHE CAME UP THRU THE RANKS AND SOLD OUT HER BROTHERS AND SISTAS IN BLUE.

THE SURPRISING THING TO ME WAS HOW THEY ALLOWED THE ALL HANDS ON DECK TO GO ON FOR SO LONG. THAT WAS A PURE SHAMOCKERY!!!

LOCKING UP FOLKS ON TRUMPED UP MISDEMEANORS TO PAD ARREST STATS THEN TO HAVE THE U.S. ATTY DROP CHARGES BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO PROSECUTE BULLSHIT ASS CASES.

WHO IN THIS FAILURE OF AN ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE A GOOD JOB AT THE TOP? EVEN KLEIN FOR ALL HIS BIKE LANES AND AGGRESIVE METER MAIDS FUCKED UP ON THE STREETCAR DEAL! JANUARY 2011 CANT COME SOON ENOUGH.
“To the victor go the spoils,” Barry tells LL. “We demand more than our fair share because we’ve been neglected for so long, it’s as simple as that.”

SUMS IT UP!!

Hey Noodlez and Ward4, I read you loud and clear comrades!!!!!

These are the types of attitudes that have allowed this bullshit and enabled corruption, cronyism and GENTRIFICATION!!!

These halfbacked n*ggers such as Legget and Fenty who only serve as FLUNKEEZ for the elite, downright dispicable!!!

J and Skipper are becoming the minority; white, arrogant, dumb and ANYTHING!! You 2 clowns days are #d and U know it!! Let's see how NORTHWEST fairs if SOUTHEAST receives "half" of what it has...INTERESTING!

Dude,I really don't think VG is going to let this become a N.W. S.E. thing, although the East will probably be getting it's just due from now on. East of the river will alway's be playing catch up though, because of the neglect it's been suffering over the year's, how ever things are looking up these day's so prepare yourself for the honey so that you can share in it, cause a change is gonna come. One city, Peace
SEDCDUDE, it's good seeing making a comment on this blog. I got the word tonight, some uppity black Fenty supporters and losers in Shepherd Park Ward 4 is pushing a write in campaign to get King Fenty re-elected to his kingdom (Wilson Building). The Devil is a lie. King Fenty will be banished from his kingdom forever. Folks please remember to cast your vote in the November 2010 election.

LOL@NOODLEZ, you are right about Lanier being more black than King Fenty. I like Lanier and I know her personally. She's good people, but she had to do whatever the King instructed her to do.
Correction:

SEDCDUDE, it's good to see you making a comment on this blog. I hope all is well. We cannot let King Fenty and his royal court (Gabe Klein, Peter Nickles, Neil Albert, Ron Austin, Linda Argo, Janice Quintana, Valerie Santos, and Ron Moten)reclaim their kingdom. NOODLEZ, I too will be glad when January 2011 get's here. I want King Fenty to disappear and never to be seen again in my Ward 4 neighborhood or on the streets of Washington, Hopefully, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will offer King Fenty a position in New York and he and Queen Michelle along with his royal court can move to the Big Apple. Good riddance to them all!
It's all about demographics, folks!

The next four years will be East of the River's last great hope for .... something. You've got Mayor Gray (Ward 7), Chairman Bankrupt Brown (Ward 7), Councilmembers Barry (Ward 8) and Alexander (Ward 7). If, with a mayor and council chairman from East of the River, still nothing occurs to spur jobs and safety, then nothing will.

And of course, in the next four years, the city's demographics will keep shifting. More whites will keep coming to the city. More Hispanics will keep coming to the city. Fewer blacks will remain in the city, either because they're moving out to Ward 9 or because they're simply losing out in absolute numbers.

The 2010 election is historic because it will probably be the last time DC has a black majority since Home Rule. Demographics is destiny. And DC's destiny is more mocha, less chocolate. Which will make for an interesting next decade.
White City Paper is at it again. Relax. Your staff can always move back to Milwaukee or whichever snowland you came from.
Lets not rest yet, we must show up at the polls in force otherwise we will have shock of a lifetime. Its not over yet.

I would like suggest to LL to consider that part of the problems we are having with students today is that they are being poison.
EPA has several publications "Air Quality Planning and Stanndards - Risk Assessment for Toxic Air Pollutants - A
citizen Guide EPA 450-3-90-024 and Air Pollution and Health Risk
EPA 450-3-90-022" These reports explain the dangers of toxic
chemical in the schools, hospitals and work place and there effect on the human body. These are a must read. The cause may be from having cafterias in the schools, work place and hospitals which are attached to the main ventation system where mold and residute grown. The schools and etc try to clean the systems using sereral cleaning but the products dry on the walls of the ventation system and causing polymization (products mix together causing a new and dangerous chemical) and when that occures it is turns to dust from the polymization and flows in the air and all who are at that school are enhaling the new product which causes serious medical problems. Chemicals cause your DNA to change, which in turn can cause behavior problems, allegies and other serious problems. The articles above support what I am writing. Hospitals have the same problem, if someone on the first floor has septis that makes the whole hospital ecceptable. A sterial room is not sterial, beause all the air and heat is coming from vents which circulated through out the hospital. The solution, is that each school and hospital rooms should be self contained contain. Talk to Dr. Doris Rapp, NY, and Dr. Grace Ziem, MD and any other doctor who specializes in Occupational Medicine. I would like to suggest that all schools, workplaces and hospitals be tested on a monthly basis. I feel that this practice would cut down on student, work place and hospital
illiness (preventative medicine).
'Strong Black Men' and Marion Barry is the example??

LMAO...that's like singing Cancer's praises cause it's such a strong ass, damn near incurable disease.

DC is like Bizzaro Superman's world where up is down, right is left, ugly is pretty and so on.

And all the while, Chocolate City becomes Vanilla Valley and all those accustomed to good ol' Dysfunctional DC will be priced out and forced to gaze upon it from just across the border.

And you'll have no one to blame but yourselves...
@Grumpy, I sence that you're a product of D.C.s alterego and one would expect your view's to be as such, you are a victim of your environment. But we can relate, can you?
Well put Anothernative!! White racists and their systematic assault upon BLACK Men has lead to their own demise, ie TEAPARTY/ANGRY WHITE MALE agenda over the last 10 years

GRUMPY talks that stupidity based upon his personal fears, prejudices and guilt considering that what he hates (BLACKS) have not died off or disappeared since his kind has thrown everything BUT the kitchen sink!

GTFOH GRUMPY and go catch some rays you pale freak!
Bowser doesn't only have the Fenty-stink that makes her disliked by many long-time black residents of Ward 4 she also has been entirely USELESS with regard to issues like the recent spate of daytime shoot-em-ups in Ward 4 and many of the white residents feel she is incompetent. I'm not sure two years will make a difference.
DC BLACK CHURCH INITIATIVE DENOUNCES MAYOR-ELECT VINCENT GRAY’S PUBLIC SAFETY APPOINTMENTS

Cathy Lanier, Irv Nathan, and Ken Ellerbe
are Unfit to Transform DC’s Cultural Environment


The DC Black Church Initiative (DCBCI), a coalition of 800 churches, has worked for the past 20 years to create an environment where innovative public safety techniques can be employed within this small city. We do not believe that the current appointees exemplify, in any way, the spirit of change and inclusiveness that was the bedrock of Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray’s campaign. The religious community, an integral peacemaker, was not consulted on any of these appointments. None of these public safety appointees possess the love for the District of Columbia that will guide their actions to better our city. DCBCI strongly opposes these nominations.

DC Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier does not have the respect of the rank and file police officers given that her appointment by Fenty skipped over other skilled, higher ranked officers more qualified for the position. She has not been honest and has lied repeatedly about the domestic violence charges against her boss, Adrian Fenty. We believe that she has covered up domestic abuse charges made by Adrian Fenty’s wife of and we demand the documentation. If the allegations are false, prove us wrong! What are you hiding? Why would a person appointed to uphold the law and protect our citizens obstruct justice? This practice of selective justice should prevent her reappointment as it shows she is of weak character and capable of unethical and illegal acts.

Cathy Lanier has also not brought any transforming public safety measures and the lack of improvement in Wards parts of 4,5,6,7, and 8 is abysmal. Crime is consistently high in those areas and has become the new norm – Chief Lanier’s lack of attention to these Wards shows she is satisfied with unsafe neighborhoods. She focuses improving safety in white, popular corridors where businesses are thriving while ignoring poor neighborhoods with no resources. Wards 1, 2, and 3 get the vast majority of police resources and this is unacceptable. Additionally, the Metro Police Department hires more white, Midwestern males than any other Eastern police department. The Midwestern culture is vastly different from DC and we predict continued clashes between these police officers and young African American males. The lack of awareness leads to officers misunderstanding cultural nuances and norms of young African American males – and most of the time, they don’t care to learn. This creates a dangerous social dichotomy.

The religious community has been urging the Metro Police Department to institute training to better equip police officers to improve African American relations. Nobody is more against violence than the Church and we fear the repercussions of the escalating violence in this city. The possibility of overzealous white officers using deadly force against African Americans is what we are seeking to prevent.

Another disturbing trend is the increased use of steroids among police officers in urban centers. These substances increase aggression and contribute to the poor relations between police officers and the public. These social factors combined create a combustible environment which increases racial tension and promotes hatred – leadership change is necessary to prevent an explosion. Cathy Lanier is incapable of achieving the balance that DC deserves.

Who the hell is Irv Nathan, Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray’s nomination for District Attorney General? He has no experience in city politics and we fear that his appointment is due to his friendship with Bob Bennett, a well connected lawyer. Does DC really need another old white guy in a position of power?

Ken Ellerbe, appointee for Fire Chief, is a controversial pick due to questionable tax breaks and a history of unethical behavior. For the Black community his nomination is DOA – dead on arrival.

About DCBCI

The DC Black Church Initiative (DCBCI) is a coalition of 800 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. DCBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. The DC Black Church Initiative’s methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science. The DC Black Church Initiative's purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. DCBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. DCBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. DCBCI is a subsidiary of the National Black Church Initiative – visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.
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