In case you haven’t heard, Dexter Scott King, the youngest son of Civil Rights Icons Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King married his “longtime” girlfriend, Leah Weber, in a private ceremony in California a few weeks ago.
Many of you online detectives have sought to find out more information about King’s elusive new bride, who is dang near invisible online, and have turned up quite a bit of information.
from: (email removed by request)
date: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM
subject: Dexter King’s Wife
Michelle! What’s the tea on Dexter King’s new wife? I found a video YouTube whre she started a LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transexual) dating site. I also found the site’s facebook page and the twitter account but can’t find anything else about her.
It’s called “EliteNoire” or EliteNoire.com but there is no website coming up.
I’m sure you have more entertaining posts to write, but please follow up about this interesting information about the newest member of the King family.
This is Atlanta history and it’s driving me crazy that I can’t find a picture or any information at all.
(name removed by request)
Well… this one’s for you Ms. Anonymous.
According to a few of my loyal readers, Ms. Weber is the c0-founder of ‘Elite Noire,’ a now defunct online dating service that was geared towards ‘African-America men and women who prefer and enjoy same sex relationships.”
Weber founded the site in Atlanta back in 2009 and Elite Noire, LLC. was registered with the Georgia Secretary of States Office from October 2010 up until May of 2012.
As you know, Dexter’s father Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for equality for ALL… so this information shouldn’t be too shocking.
While the site is gone, the EliteNoire.com Facebook page is still available but hasn’t been active since late 2011 and the EliteNoire twitter account is still up but tweets stopped in 2011 as well. Also, photos on the facebook page suggest that the dating site sponsored several successful parties and functions around the Atlanta area.
Below is the video where Leah Weber speaks of her new LGBT dating service during 2011 Gay Pride Weekend in Atlanta.
According BallerAlert, the ‘Eliote Noire’ site even received a write up in Essence magazine several years ago:
Welcome to EliteNoire.com Thousands just like you are sharing in our enthusiasm that finally African American professionals have an opportunity to share and enjoy the company of other successful individuals looking for love, romance and friendship.
We realized some time ago that the world we live in is quickly changing; we are busy, our social habits are rapidly evolving and technology is quickly becoming the vehicle of choice to both communicate and network with peers. Unfortunately, as we began to evolve with this new world and the new ways of meeting people, we could not find a place that spoke exclusively to us.
Most dating and social networking sites can be overwhelming, filled with timely questionnaires and advertisements throughout, leaving you feeling confused and unmotivated. After some time and significant effort you finally reach the point of exploring the profiles of its members only to find you have little in common with the community.
Elite Noire® members are successful, ambitious, busy African American professionals. EliteNoire® is an exclusive community and has been designed with our client in mind. Our application process is quick and our website is easy to use void of the chaos found at similar destinations. Most importantly though, we are committed to reflecting the image and integrity of our members and have employed the measures to do so.
All applications for membership are reviewed and verified. At Elite Noire®, we take our commitment to providing a professional and safe atmosphere for our clients very seriously. We personally review and verify the information submitted by all perspective members. Unlike other dating sites available today, we are much more interested in quality than quantity. We are proud of that commitment and it shows throughout our membership. Elite Noire® members are comfortable knowing that they are among peers and are a part of an exclusive community that reflects them both professionally and personally.
We are excited about the possibility of you joining us at EliteNoire®. We are confident that you will enjoy all that the Elite Noire® experience has to offer. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and apply today. Dating will never be the same.
Again, thank you for your interest and spread the word. What we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.
See you inside,
Monique and Leah
Founders of Elite Noire®, LLC
All I know is… the letter says “US” so if that means Ms. Weber was once a lezzbun, so what? People change their minds sometimes.
It does seems odd though, that a person so well versed in websites and social networking is pretty much invisible online. Then again… maybe it’s not that odd after all.
According to the press statement released by the King Center, the couple ‘plans to reside in Malibu, California where King has lived for several years’, so perhaps Weber’s online ‘disappearance’ was well calculated and planned out.
Smart move… dontcha think? Privacy is King these days….