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All posts tagged "black"

  • Reflections on Black History Month

    Since 1926, February was known for the celebration of black American history. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated ''Negro History Week,'' which it...

  • Professor/Pundit

    Raising President Obama's ''evolving'' view on marriage equality with Melissa Harris-Perry makes her laugh. ''Yeah, it's evolving,'' she says with an incredulous chuckle. ''I know....

  • From Short to Feature

    ''I set out to write well-rounded characters,'' says Dee Rees of her filmmaking debut, Pariah. ''Each one has their own wants, their own needs, their...

  • Coverboy: Gary

    Call out the welcome wagon, Gary has arrived. The 25-year-old – originally from Detroit, and most recently Atlanta – moved to metro D.C. in August...

  • Coverboy: Fame

    Fame grants that his name wasn't awarded to him by his parents. ''It was given to me by a friend because I was popular in...

  • Straight Sister of the LGBT Movement

    At first glance, Sharon Lettman-Hicks doesn't seem like your typical LGBT activist. For starters, she's a straight woman. She's married to a military husband. She...

  • Attacking Indifference

    Washington residents, government agencies and community groups rallied at an Oct. 24 town hall to sound an alarm about problems facing ''black LGBTQI youth'' in...

  • Coverboy: Jason

    Jason, 24, has a strong relationship with God, but is hesitant about church. He used to love it, even participating as a pastor's assistant. Then...

  • Tea Time

    Intimate one-man shows are like that friend who's just been on a cooking course. You know, the one who's frantic to make you dinner? On...

  • NBJC Takes the Hill

    Following on an annual outing begun last year, the National Black Justice Coalition will be returning to Capitol Hill next year for ''Out on the...

  • NAACP Joins Maryland Marriage Fight

    The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has become the latest organization to join the umbrella organization Marylanders...

  • Honoring the Dream (UPDATED)

    When the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial is dedicated Sunday, Aug. 28, it will certainly be a national event, if not one that...

  • Video Recap: NAACP tackles black & gay tensions at national convention [video]

    A week ago, the NAACP held a groundbreaking discussion about LGBT issues in Los Angeles for its 102nd Convention. The panel was hosted by CNN’s...

  • Coverboy: London

    London is new to the nation's capital. The 28-year-old native of New Orleans moved to D.C. from Detroit two months ago to consider a job...

  • Coverboy AJ

    Looking at his busy schedule, AJ no longer has downtime. He's been modeling since he was 16, and these days, when he gets a free...

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