Loose Lips

Morning Clicks

Marion Barry spending $12,000 in public money for a documentary about Ward 8, to be produced by same documentary maker who once chronicled Barry. [WAMU]

Board of Elections says it's the D.C. Public Trust folks who can't count or follow directions. [Post]

Gray on his proposed campaign finance reforms: "I don’t think the most useful thing is to evaluate me." [Times, WUSA9]

More speed cameras coming to D.C. [Times]

David Grosso and Michael Brown's flack go at it over Brown's mystery account. [Post]

Wilson Building gets lactation room. [Examiner]

NAACP boss says his group ready to help with more "militant and aggressive" voting rights push. [NBC4]

  • http://shawcivic.org Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.

    I don't see a problem with a former film company associated with a reality show on Marion Barry now producing a documentary on Ward 8. The problem is that some folk's can't get over the fact that Barry is a legend to Black people and many poor and working class Black people in DC became middle class and some millionaires when Barry was Mayor of DC.

    The other perspective is that Black people have a microscope attached to their ass when jobs, contracts and political positions benefit them - while the media ignores the white folks and gives them a free pass regarding these situations.

  • http://shawcivic.org Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.

    I don't see a problem with a former film company associated with a reality show on Marion Barry now producing a documentary on Ward 8. The problem is that some folk's can't get over the fact that Barry is a legend to Black people and many poor and working class Black people in DC became middle class and some millionaires when Barry was Mayor of DC.

    The other perspective is that Black people have a microscope attached to their ass when jobs, contracts and political positions benefit them - while the media ignores the white folks and gives them a free pass regarding these situations.

    When the powers to be and the public began to build on the concept of "One City" and look after the interest of those that are less fortunate, then and only then, will we be able to heal the racial and economic divide that hinders us from moving forward.

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