Asante Sana, Anwar Amal (Marion Barry)

Marion Barry 1970 Sept

So what’s the formula? (It’s why whites around the country never “got” him, but some journalists who covered him understood.)

It’s easy!

Feed the poor, house the elderly and give its youth summer jobs;

Make sure the Black middle class gets some corporate contracts, and

Make sure the white middle class gets the buildings they want.

Simple. Powerful. Thank you!

(I guess The Washington City Paper is happy to finally obit him, since it had been doing that for YEARS.)