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All posts tagged "african-american"

  • Boykin's Election Trail

    Boykin Keith Boykin, one of the leading national figures in the gay-rights movement, particularly as the movement intersects the African-American community, will be in Washington...

  • Casting a Web

    The D.C.-based National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced Aug. 15 that the organization is joining those who already broadcast online, such as the Human Rights...

  • K. Love the Infinite

    IT'S NOT JUST about the music, says Kaye Love, the 27-year-old lesbian rapper who performs as K. Love the Infinite.''I feel like I have a...

  • Arc of Progress

    I spent last Saturday in a video-watching marathon with Noah's Arc, the black gay dramedy that ran for two seasons on the Logo channel. I...

  • Raising the Bar

    Even as a child, Melvin White showed interest in the law as an avid fan of TV courtroom dramas such as Perry Mason. ''I was...

  • D.C. Black Pride

    BEFORE D.C. BLACK Pride existed, there was the ''Children's Hour,'' an annual Memorial Day gathering for members of the black LGBT community, spread by word...

  • Out and Proud

    James W. Hawkins likes to get things organized the way they should be. Take, for instance, his middle name. ''My mother named me 'Westley,' after...

  • Give me liberty! And Unity! And Strength!

    There's no mistaking the theme of D.C. Black Pride 2007. This four-day festival is most certainly ''Black All Over.'' But don't forget the fine print....

  • Something to Talk About

    If you've ever caught any of the episodes from the third season of BET's College Hill, a reality show about eight black college students, you...

  • Idol Time

    Franchelle ''Frenchie'' Davis gained fame -- and infamy -- during an all-too-brief round as a finalist in American Idol's second season. But she had her...

  • Shining in the Spotlight

    The spotlight that usually shines on Doug Spearman, whose roles include playing Chance on Logo's Noah's Arc, is the kind associated with Hollywood glitz. But...

  • Last minute break

    The answer was in his wallet all along. And when Howard Daniel stumbled upon on the business card of Steven S. Smith in November 2006,...

  • Woman in the Life

    Sheila Alexander-Reid is a little shaken when she arrives to be interviewed. She explains that earlier in the day, she found signs on her car,...

  • Local News Briefs

    Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Eight out of every 10 people living with AIDS in Washington are African-American. That includes Robert Cobb, a 54-year-old gay client...

  • Wayne's World: 2007 MAL Weekend

    Wayne M. Nesbitt has a surprisingly common name -- at least in the leather community. Yes, that means that people in the community are familiar...

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