Southwest Sports on a Truck

Youth-Led Community Event Series By Southwester Staff Nate Green and Neko Hagan, 8th and 9th grade students at Jefferson Middle School Academy and Anacostia High School (respectively), will be hosting a series of six community events called Southwest Sports on a Truck at King Greenleaf Field between May 16 and June 27.  These events will […]

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Bring Douglass Community Land Trusts to Southwest

By Coy McKinney of SW Action The Southwest neighborhood needs a community and justice-oriented approach to development. For too long, for-profit developers have been allowed to shift the relatively diverse demographics of our neighborhood into one that is predominantly wealthy and White, with retail that caters to those spending habits. In some instances, developers have […]

SW Mutual Aid Adds Donation Days

By Carlee Crown and Max Grossman  Ward 6 Mutual Aid (W6MA) is a grassroots group working with Black and Brown grassroots organizations to help keep our communities safe. For over a year, the Southwest Pod of W6MA has partnered with Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) on a community food and supply drive to serve our […]

New Southwest Library Opens in May

By Southwester Staff On May 6, the new Southwest Library is opening its doors on I St., SW. With inviting, full-length windows and a jagged roofline, the building is a striking and modern addition to the neighborhood. The architects, Carl Knutson and Nancy Gribeluk of Perkins+Will, also wanted to emphasize the site as a “pavilion […]

Phase II of The Yards Set to Begin This Year

By Southwester Staff Brookfield Properties announced plans last month for Phase II of The Yards in Navy Yard. In a press release dated Feb. 16, the real estate services company unveiled a plan for 3.4 million square feet of development, mixed-income residential offerings, a “main street” stretching between the Navy Yard metro and Diamond Teague […]

Debut Book Release by SW Author

By Southwester Staff On March 31, a local 26-year-old author, Bianca Kersellius, released her first book, a memoir entitled InDEBTed: Stories of Surviving Debt, Inequity and Obtaining Freedom. InDEBTed takes readers on a vivid journey unpacking the rigorous reality of Bianca’s life as a young Black woman in America, with student loan debt. In this […]