National Men’s Health Awareness Month and Juneteenth Celebration

By Brian C. Byrd Juneteenth is a day of celebration for the African American community, as it marks the daywhen slaves in Texas discovered they were officially free. Just as this day has become a nationalholiday, organizations such as the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) haveworked tirelessly to ensure that people of color also have freedom in their health. “Our vision isto […]

Public Safety Forum in SW DC — It Takes a Village

Courtesy of Perry Klein On June 24, 2024, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly hosted a forum at Arena Stage entitled “Public Safety Forum in SW DC – It Takes a Village.” The participants highlighted the strong coordination between the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and community organizations, but agreed that more can […]

Summer Brings Fresh Opportunities for Community Engagement

By Katrina Avila  Dedicated to the safety and well-being of our community since its inception, Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) prioritizes providing essential resources such as food, cleaning supplies, household items, and clothing to our neighbors. The partnership between Christ United Methodist Church and the Southwest Pod of […]