Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "black"

  • The Party Line

    A visit to the Best of Washington's Web site isn't exactly a celebration. It's something more like a remembrance. The ''news'' section, for example, offers...

  • Church Lady

    When Rev. Christine Wiley took her turn to speak at a recent HIV/AIDS town-hall meeting called to address the alarming data recently cited in a...

  • For the Children

    December 1, World AIDS Day, will again mark that sad anniversary that, while a time to tout advances such as an entirely new class of...

  • All in the Family

    Elbridge James can admit that advocating for gay rights wasn't an effort he embraced overnight. ''It's a process that took more than 20 years,'' says...

  • Past and Present

    There's no better time to visit with ABilly S. Jones than during October. One on hand, it's when he celebrates his anniversary with his partner,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...