Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "black"

  • Wayne Remembered

    On the eve of the Capital Pride weekend Wayne M. Nesbitt headed out for festive Friday night with friends at the D.C. Eagle. The venue...

  • Let's Hear It for the Boi

    Ladies and gentlemen, bois and grrls of all ages, E-Cleff has entered the building. And judging from past experience, she might take few hearts when...

  • M Shutterfly

    Before meeting Tiona M., you might assume she's a little pretentious. No last name? Is this some sort of ''k d lang no capitals please,...

  • Melange Lavonne offers positive, gay-affirming messages in hip hop

    Time is of the essence to Melange Lavonne. ''I'm a cancer survivor. I realize life is short,'' says the lesbian rapper from Southern California. ''I'm...

  • Fantasia's Fire

    Perhaps you've heard: Fantasia Barrino is a fire-starter. Did you catch the American Idol's recent performance on the show? She was on fire from her...

  • Get Ready for a Gay Rap Star

    Could 2008 be the year a major hip-hop artist comes out? One former MTV producer suggests it might. Terrance Dean has just published a new...

  • House Party

    Ask DJ Mandrill to name some classic house tracks, and he could go on all night. His exhaustive knowledge of dance music is impressive, not...

  • Spoonful of Sugar

    The DC Black Pride Memorial Day weekend celebration brings thousands out to celebrate the unique joy and experience of being black and same-gender loving, or...

  • Officially Empowered

    Earlier this month poet Dana Gioia, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, delivered a commencement address to the 300 graduates at Wisconsin's Beloit...

  • Virginia's Historic Moment

    Lawrence Webb made history this month. May 6 saw several elections across Virginia, including the race for three seats on the Falls Church City Council....

  • Post Power

    Even though the Power of Us National Convention attracted fewer patrons than organizers of the event had originally hoped for during its three-day run, April...

  • Healing Humor

    Karen Williams has been a Buddhist for 36 years and a comic for 25. She's a mother, a grandmother and queer. And if you don't...

  • Problem Solver

    Brian Watson likes to fix things. But a decade before making Washington his home and establishing himself as one of the city's most prominent young...

  • Talking race and orientation

    The local chapter of Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) kicks off a discussion series, Brothers and Sisters Under the Rainbow, at...

  • Guiding Light

    If there's one thing Rainey Cheeks knows how to do -- and do exceptionally well -- it's to engage with a story. And he has...