Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "black"

  • Finding the Bridge

    It was an emotional appointment for Darlene Nipper and much of the district's GLBT community. Her predecessor, Wanda Alston -- the first to head Mayor...

  • Home Team

    The fourth in an occasional series of interviews and stories on the 2006 D.C. mayoral race. Michael A. Brown likes to get around the city....

  • Moving Forward

    The third in an occasional series of interviews and stories on the 2006 D.C. mayoral race. As the D.C. summer begins its annual shift into...

  • Fired Up

    Clarence* J. Fluker wants everyone to be just as excited as he is. A tall order, perhaps, given his naturally enthusiastic and gregarious personality. But...

  • Dedicated to D.C.

    During a town-hall forum focused on the state of the black GLBT community in Washington held earlier this month, a member of the audience asked...

  • Pulse of the People

    Ranging from alarm to hope, a panel of D.C.'s black gay leaders strove to outline what they saw as the state of their community as...

  • Paul Kawata

    When Paul Kawata agreed to serve as executive director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) in 1989, the organization had a staff of four...

  • Marching On

    Washington, D.C., is no stranger to mass gatherings of people seeking rights, justice, or just a chance to be heard. Saturday, Oct. 15, was one...

  • Reaching the Summit

    In December 2003, a handful of leaders from the GLBT African-American community banded together to challenge support from African American religious and civil rights leaders...

  • Gathering Steam

    The local, monthly community meetings to discuss GLBT participation in the Millions More Movement (MMM) are quickly gaining steam. The seventh monthly meeting, initiated in...

  • Family Affair

    The big picture is a family portrait. It's a picture of the African-American community coming together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...