Local Leaders Cut Ribbon at Southwest Health Center

By Southwester Staff On April 9, the Unity Healthcare Southwest Health Center was officially reopened on I (Eye) St., SW. Unity staff members, along with local leaders, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Aya, where the health center is located. The event featured a small, socially-distanced in-person gathering, and it was streamed live on […]

A Cycle of Positive Change: Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back

By Anne DeBiasi Kenneth Tinsley (an MBA) was a SWNA scholarship recipient while attending Central State University. He’s now living his dream as the wide receivers’ coach and assisted strength and conditioning coach at Union College in Schenectady, NY. But, he remains rooted in SW as an active member of Riverside Baptist Church.  Kenneth recommended […]

Chucking It Out and Sparking Joy

By Deborah Sherwood Although I haven’t yet been invited to be a featured guest on the TV show Hoarders, I must confess that I have been negligent in keeping my small apartment tidy. Unquestionably, a bit of organizing is long overdue. I rummage through a towering stack of books, searching for inspiration and guidance, and […]

Exclusive Excerpt from New Book, InDEBTed

By Southwester Staff Local author Bianca Kersellius recently released her first book, a memoir entitled InDEBTed: Stories of Surviving Debt, Inequity and Obtaining Freedom. The book takes readers on a vivid journey unpacking the rigorous reality of Kersellius’ life as a young Black woman in America with student loan debt. Kersellius provided the following excerpt […]