The recent Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Support Group (TDJ BCSG) meeting was chock-full of ingredients for a successful meeting, including information sharing, resources, networking, healthy refreshments, and a lot of fun. Emcee Lorenita Lucas, MPA, RYT, who is also a survivor of advanced breast cancer, shared her journey and how teaching and practicing yoga […]
To send your own letter of support to the DC Council, please email the SWNA president for a digital copy of his letter.
WASHINGTON, DC – At an April 19 meeting of the DC Council, Councilmember Charles Allen’s Made in DC Program Establishment Act and Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act were passed unanimously. Allen’s Made In DC bill will promote locally created, manufactured, and assembled products through brand certification via the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). […]
On March 28 2016 attorneys for Anacostia Riverkeeper, a local advocacy organization working to protect and restore the Anacostia River, filed a complaint in the current civil enforcement action taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against PEPCO for Clean Water Act violations. The federal government charged PEPCO with illegally discharging hundreds of pounds […]
Photo caption: Brett Ford, Rachel Mariman, and Naomi Mitchell at the new Little Free Library outside the Randall Community Center. Ford is with Sasha Bruce, which runs programs at Randall. Mariman is the new Ward 6 liaison at the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services, and Mitchell is Councilmember Allen’s community liaison. Photo courtesy […]
Photo caption: (L to R): Doris A. Johnson, Vyllorya Evans, Aviva Kempner, Thelma D. Jones. The documentary Rosenwald was shown to an excited, full house on March 19 at WestminsterDC where Producer Aviva Kempner introduced the film and led a lively discussion. SW resident Vyllorya Evans and her friend, Doris A. Dearing Johnson, discussed their […]
Photo caption: Crystal Cobb, Amaya Randolph, Kaiya Hawkins, Jayla Hunter, and Japan Spells (L to R) are 6th and 7th graders at Jefferson Academy. Students from Jefferson Academy in Southwest DC are the stars of the newest Book Club for Kids podcast episode. They tackle Rita Williams-Garcia’s Newbery Honor book One Crazy Summer, the story […]