Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "black pride"

  • Behind the Curtain

    Organizing Washington, D.C.'s Black Pride event, now in its 18th year, is no easy feat. Yet the hundreds of people involved in planning, organizing and...

  • Letter From the President of the International Federation of Black Prides

    Greetings: I am pleased to take this opportunity to congratulate Courtney Snowden, Ray Daniels and the Washington D.C. Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Day, Inc....

  • The 2008 Crystal Committee

    The Crystal committee consists of individuals who take great interest in D.C. Black Pride. These members offer financial support without remuneration. They contribute solely for...

  • Warm Donation

    Ray Daniels D.C. Black Pride has donated 14 bags of coats, about $1,000 and food items to Damien Ministries, collected...

  • 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...

  • Party with a Cause

    It wasn't until the clock hit the 6 p.m. closing hour of D.C. Black Pride's ''Liberty, Unity, Strength'' Festival that R&B singer Monica finally made...

  • Take It Personal

    Never mind what Brandy might say. As of this weekend, the boy is most definitely Monica's. The gay boy (and gay girl), at least. 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Faces of Pride

    D.C. Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day 2003, Sunday, May 25, Washington Convention Center A rainy weekend and a Code Orange security alert didn't stop...