Ms. Lillian Inez Palmer Turns 100 with a Birthday Celebration at Westminster

Ms. Lillian Inez Palmer (Ms. Lillian) turns 100 on June 13, and her longevity will be celebrated with a neighborhood birthday celebration on Saturday, June 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. All are welcome! Ms. Lillian spent her formative years in Whitesboro, New Jersey, a small, all-black town located in Cape […]

Do You Really Know The SWBID?

Most Southwest residents and visitors recognize the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) by the “men and women in blue” you see around the neighborhood. They make up the team that sweeps the curbs, removes trash, plants new trees, adds new neighborhood planters, and works daily to keep our community clean and safe. While clean and […]

Editorial Openings at The Southwester

The Southwester and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly are seeking motivated neighbors to continue the legacy of the newspaper. The three roles are editor-in-chief, copy editor, and social media manager. If you are interested in one of the roles, please contact editor@thesouthwester.com and president@swna.org before 15 June in order to be considered.  Editor-in-Chief The role of The Southwester Editor-in-Chief may be time […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Photo caption: Hannah Fried-Tanzer and Medha Marsten of Arena Stage thank the Friends of Southwest board for its contributions to Camp Arena Stage and the Voices of Now program. Photo caption: Vyllorya Evans and Friends of Southwest board members look on as scholarship recipient Daniele Crutchfield describes her impressive university accomplishments. The Friends of Southwest DC (FOS) […]

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Announces The Next Grant Hall Courtroom Public Open House

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces its next quarterly public Open House of Grant Hall’s historic third-floor courtroom, located on the Fort McNair side of the Joint Base in Southwest DC, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. The courtroom is the site of the military tribunal, held from May through June 1865, […]

Stirring Annual Black History Meeting

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) held its annual Black History Month community meeting on Feb. 26 at Arena Stage. This year’s well-attended meeting featured a wonderful lineup of performers and speakers, touching on a variety of topics that highlighted the importance of Black History Month and the numerous contributions of African-American Southwesters in shaping our […]