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Longtime Post Columnist William Raspberry Dies at 76

39-year Washington Post opinion columnist William Raspberry died today in Washington. Raspberry, who was one of the first black columnists writing for a mainstream newspaper, was 76.
Raspberry came to prominence covering the 1965 Los Angeles Watts riot for the Post. A year later, he started his column, which he used  as a voice for the [...]

Today in D.C. History: Post Columnist Urges ‘Formidable’ Jarvis to Challenge Barry

On April 28, 1986, Washington Post columnist William Raspberry, urged then-Ward 4 Councilmember Charlene Drew Jarvis to run against then-Mayor Marion Barry.
Raspberry's column, which called Jarvis "a formidable candidate," was a follow-up to a story by Post city reporter Arthur S. Brisbane. Four days earlier, Brisbane called Jarvis a "formidable" vote-getter who "made a modest [...]