Arena Stage Prepares to Launch Pandemic-Delayed Premiere of Celia and Fidel 

  By Sheila Wickouski In March 2020, the pandemic forced Arena Stage’s production of Celia and Fidel, written by Eduardo Machado, to close the same day it opened. On October 8, the cast and crew will prepare for another opening night of this world premiere production.  Set during a critical moment in the Cuban revolution, […]

Black, Latino Communities Come Together for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Southwester Staff  On Wednesday, October 20, the Southwest-based Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) will join Nueva Vida, Inc., a culturally sensitive cancer support network for Latino families in the DC area, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The virtual event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature remarks from Dr. Alejandra Hurtado […]

Richard Wright Opens New Facility, Student Shares Perspective

By Southwester Staff  The Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 17 to mark the completion of a new state-of-the-art facility at 475 School Street SW.  As the first public high school to open in Southwest in over 50 years, the new Richard Wright School includes […]

Real Men Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

 By Southwester Staff This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jamal O. Jones has joined the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign and will raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink every day of October.  Jones aims to raise $2,500 to support research and local patient programs. As the […]

Party with a Purpose Marks Anniversary for Breast Cancer Fund

 By Regina D. Blye On Wednesday, September 15, distinguished guests virtually celebrated the ninth anniversary of the founding of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) and the 69th birthday of the founder. Thanks to CSG Urban Partners’ sponsorship, a safe space was created for guests to learn unfiltered facts about COVID-19, surviving breast […]