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Johnny Barnes is the self-described "People's Lawyer," fighting to give voice to those who otherwise are without; those who the powerful believe will not fight!

Every Creative Needs an Advocate

Tuesday August 28, 2012

A month or so ago, I received an email from an independent fashion designer in Seattle, Washington. She was concerned because a first tier department store sent her a cease and desist letter. The letter was short and succinct and contained a request that she “cease and desist” from using her federally registered trademark. Why? The department store argued that the designer’s trademark was confusingly similar to the trademark they owned for similar fashion goods.…  

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Ivy City Is Dying While the Government Is Denying

Thursday August 16, 2012
Ivy City Is Dying While the Government Is Denying

Barnes Sues the District of Columbia

People die early in Ivy City, earlier than any other place in Washington, D.C. Ivy City is a low income, poorly educated, made up of mostly African American residents in Northeast Washington, D.C. Over the years, the District of Columbia Government has promised this depressed Community training, jobs, education, recreation, opportunity, hope, a way up, a way out.…  

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The D.C. Statehood Teach-In and Concert Series – Continues in 2012

Sunday March 25, 2012

For the past four summers, artists and activists have gathered in Washington, D.C. to promote the effort to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. This year, we plan to take that program on the road, with hopes of covering 20 states over the spring, summer and fall.

This Launch — with the brilliant artists we have assembled — will serve as a Prelude to our Tour.…  

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