Arena Stage Honors U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson With The American Voice Award

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks at Southwest DC’s Arena Stage while accepting the American Voice Award. Courtesy of Arena Stage By Southwester Staff Southwest DC’s Arena Stage presented their American Voice Award to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson earlier this year, as part of the […]

Southwest Community Gardens to Hold Spring Kickoff April 27th

Neighbors at the Southwest Community Garden. Courtesy of the Author By Jessica Lai  The Southwest Gardens will host its 11th Spring Kickoff on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and all are welcome.  The garden is located in Lansburgh Park at […]

“Where Are They Now?”: A 1966 Study on Outcomes for Southwest’s Displaced Residents

Joseph Curtis took this photo in 1949 of a group of shops on 4th Street, SW, including the former site of Frank’s Department store, across the street from current-day Amidon-Bowen Elementary School.  The owner of Frank’s sued the government because it deemed the area “blighted” at the time this photo […]

Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid Launches Spring Food Drive

By Katrina Avila  Embodying its mission not just in name but through unwavering action, Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) has consistently demonstrated a steadfast commitment to serving all our neighbors and providing essential support to Black and Brown residents across DC. SYC/W6MA does this by actively engaging in […]

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Honors Local Leader Charles “Chuck” Hicks, Celebrates Black History Month

By Isaac Welch On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) recognized activist and community organizer Charles “Chuck” Hicks with the Outstanding Leadership Award during their annual Black History Month Celebration. Held in the Molly Smith Study at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre, this […]