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  • Deep Impact

    When Wanda Alston was fatally stabbed in March by a neighbor in a crack-induced stupor, Washington lost a woman who was arguably the most powerful...

  • D.C. Coalition, Inc.

    ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: Founded in 1978, the D.C. Coalition seeks to abolish discrimination against, and build a strong political and economic base for the black LGBT...

  • Past, Present and Future

    Eric E. Richardson's first trip to Washington, D.C., was for a job interview in the late 1990s, when a local radio station had taken an...

  • Stage Presence: Motivating Fences

    ''I didn't audition for Troy because I didn't think I would be considered for Troy.'' Michael Sainte-Andress is referring to the leading character in Fences,...

  • A Life Remembered

    Bad news travels fast. And it shot across town like lightning last Wednesday, March 16, as news spread that Wanda Alston, 45, cabinet member and...

  • Maya Keyes

    Alan Keyes -- former ambassador, former presidential candidate, former Senate candidate, and Christian-right political pundit -- has made a name for himself as one of...

  • Mystical Marriage

    It's hard to imagine a more wholesome setting than the Matthews-Williams household in suburban Silver Spring. On a Saturday morning, the home buzzes with energy....

  • Conferring for Campus Equality

    Elizabeth City State University is about as ''small town'' as you can get. It's roughly 45 miles south of Portsmouth, Va., just over the North...

  • Homegrown History

    The Harlem Renaissance is one of the most culturally romantic periods of American history. In a sense, it was the spark that ignited a fire...

  • Setting the Course

    Boston may have gotten the Democrats, and New York the Republicans, but Washington hosted a major political conference of its own last weekend as the...

  • Signature Moments

    ''My mother won't explain it,'' says Paris Barclay of his offbeat but memorably elegant first name. ''She claimed she was reading mythology when I was...

  • A Night to Remember

    ''It's not a party. It's not a gala. It is a social marketing effort that also has a fundraising component.'' Clyde Penn's description of last...

  • The Buddy System

    At 57, Otis T. ''Buddy'' Sutson has a lot of activist work behind him. But just talk to him for a few minutes and you'll...

  • Closed for Business

    Nob Hill, the oldest gay bar in Washington and one of the oldest black gay bars in the country, closed its doors on February 1,...

  • The Queen Mother's Farewell

    It was years ago at Nob Hill, listening to all the gay guys calling themselves queens that Carlene Cheatam first used the title she most...

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