Clinton Yates

Columnist, Capital CitizenWashington, D.C.


Christopher Barry could be unfairly burdened with the task of continuing his father’s legacy and would be judged in comparison to Marion, whose shoes are impossible to fill.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Rage is the prism through which many people see this country right now. The light is refracted in different ways.

  • Dec 14, 2014

  • Dec 9, 2014

A large field is likely to vie for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat; the winner then faces Barry’s looming shadow.

  • Dec 7, 2014

The community activist died of a heart attack-- a cruel irony for a man who gave so much of his heart to this city.

  • Dec 3, 2014

#DCFERGUSON shows that, with a little more than three weeks until Christmas, it’s going to be an extremely politically charged holiday season.

  • Dec 2, 2014

D.C.’s venerable greasy spoon needs to rethink its association with him in light of rape allegations.

  • Nov 29, 2014

Let’s be clear about something: nationally, Marion Barry is known as the mayor from D.C. who was caught on camera smoking crack with a prostitute

  • Nov 28, 2014

When facing a system that claims to want justice, the fight for black youths against those hired to allegedly uphold the law is an impossible one.

  • Nov 25, 2014

When all the tears are shed, all the flowers are picked up, and Barry is laid to rest, how will we remember him? What will actually be done?

  • Nov 23, 2014
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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. He was born at GWU hospital the week before Ronald Reagan ended up there for the wrong reasons. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.

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