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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!

During Congressional Black Caucus Week-End

Friday September 21, 2012
During Congressional Black Caucus Week-End

During Congressional Black Caucus Week-End, in honor of CBC past, we brought back the Late Night Fashion Show, featuring young, local designers and rising models including a sizzling swimsuit scene. That was followed by the fabulous, soulful Ayanna Gregory, daughter of the Legendary Dick Gregory — who attended by the way — and Her Band. If you missed it, don’t worry, we plan to do it again next year.…  

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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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