Feeding the People who Feed the People

By Vyllorya Evans and Mary Wedgewood  Christine Spencer, president of the James Creek Resident Council, has assembled an amazing group of volunteers to distribute much-needed free meals to seniors and other vulnerable residents in the Old Southwest community. These volunteers must adhere to strict food sanitation practices, in addition to all the COVID-19 practices. To […]

Civic Group Names Local Philanthropist as Honorary Board Member

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), a nationally-recognized breast cancer organization recently announced the appointment of Philanthropist Jan Adams, President and CEO, JMA Solutions, an award-winning minority owned management consulting firm, as an Honorary Board Member of the TDJBCF. Adams’ appointment was effective as of June.  A long-time SW resident […]

Breast Cancer Fund Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month

By Southwester Staff Join the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) for its annual Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) (http://www.blackphilanthropymonth.com)  celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m., via Zoom and Facebook Live (http://www.facebook.com/TDJBreastCancerFund/). Back by popular demand, the celebration will feature guest speaker and breast cancer survivor, Maxine B. Baker, retired president & CEO, […]

Letter to the Editor

We write to you as members of SW Action, a group of SW DC residents who organize and advocate for anti-racist development, as well as equitable and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. Included amongst our members is the SWNA Youth Activities Task Force, a group of community volunteers promoting the educational, recreational, cultural, and technological developmental needs […]