Sulaimon Brown Fired From Gray Administration | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Sulaimon Brown Fired From Gray Administration

Play associated audio

It was a wild day at city hall Thursday. It began early in the morning with a report by the Washington City Paper that Sulaimon Brown had been escorted by police out of the building where he worked in the Department of Health Care Finance.

Brown's hiring had been a source of criticism for Gray, and when word got out that Brown had been escorted, reporters immediately tried to reach the mayor. But at several events Thursday, Gray seemed to be avoiding the press, which added to the confusion.

Late in the day, a press briefing was hastily scheduled, and that's when things became even more surreal. As Gray explained the situation, Brown showed up. He sat in the audience and later, as tears streamed down his face, he said he was fired because the director, his boss at the department, told him a council member wanted him gone.

NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.
NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms

Facebook's new app, Rooms, harkens back to the days of 1990s anonymous chat rooms. New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, talks about why having secret identities online is a good thing.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.