Arena Stage’s Cambodian Rock Band Layers Humor, Heart on Dark History

Joe Ngo, Abraham Kim, Brooke Ishibashi, Jane Lui and Tim Liu in Cambodian Rock Band. Courtesy of Margot Schulman By Southwester Staff A rollicking rock musical about a genocide might seem like a contradiction in terms, but over its two-and-a-half hour run time, Arena Stage’s Cambodian Rock Band reveals itself to […]

Summer Bounty of Fresh Produce Shared with Neighbors Through Mutual Aid

By Regina Mazur Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) has been unwavering in its mission for over three years: to provide Black and Brown youth and families with resources that others in DC may already possess. Thanks to the relentless efforts of Serve Your City/Ward Mutual Aid, community residents […]

Scholarship Task Force Celebrates 50 Years of Success, Honors Extraordinary Accomplishments of Southwest Scholars

By Wilma Goldstein  It’s scholarship time! This is when the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) and their partner, Friends of Southwest (FOS) award college scholarships to incoming freshman, sophomores, juniors, and senior classmates and now graduate students, all of whom either live or went to […]

Gloves Spreading Love Brings Boxing Event to Greenleaf Rec

The first Annual Gloves Spreading Love event brought amateur boxers and hundreds of community members together at King Greenleaf Recreation Center. Courtesy of Paul Taylor  By Paul Taylor On Saturday, May 27,  King Greenleaf Recreation Center’s outdoor basketball court was transformed into a boxing venue. The first annual Gloves Spreading […]