Breast Cancer Fund August Meeting Preview

By Southwester Staff Join the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) August support group meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m., via Zoom and Facebook live.  The TDJBCF will celebrate Black Philanthropy Month for the third consecutive year and feature guest speaker and SW resident Jan Adams, president and CEO of JMA Solutions […]

Twisted at The Wharf – A Mission-driven Pretzel and Sandwich Shop

By Elinor Bacon Twisted At The Wharf, a charitable, for-profit business is committed to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by providing them with tools for long-term career successes. The pretzel and sandwich shop joined The Wharf’s existing vibrant and diverse retail landscape last year during the pandemic. Twisted serves 10 oz., soft, […]

Back to School Fundraiser Supporting Black and Brown Students Continues through September

By Southwester Staff Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) kicked off its second annual Back to School Bash fundraiser ( in July aimed at providing critical support like digital devices, school supplies, and other enrichment programming to Black and Brown students in the District. Students and families faced immense challenges during the 2020-21 school […]