Richard Wright Student Serves as Voice for DC Students on State Board of Education

BY CHINA JONES-BURGESS, 11TH GRADE, RICHARD WRIGHT PCS Aa Student Representative on the DC State Board of Education, China Jones-Burgess, a junior at Richard Wright Public Charter School in Southwest, has already begun working with her DC peers to listen to concerns and requests. Jones- Burgess began her journey in advocacy three years ago serving […]

Riverside Baptist Marks 165th Anniversary

By Georgine Wallace On September 25th, Riverside Baptist Church  held a special service to mark its 165th anniversary. Members of the public who missed the celebration of this historic occasion can still walk into the church’s atrium and view their rotating history exhibit of photographs and artifacts that highlight milestones in the church’s history. Please […]

Southwest Resident Anita Maynard-Losh to Direct Holiday at Arena Stage 

By Sheila Wickouski The Arena Stage 2022-23 theater season starts off with a Philip Barry’s classic rom-com Holiday which runs from October 7 to November 6.    Almost 100 years old, this glittering story of opposing societal hierarchies and differing views of success is still a timely commentary on what is a life worth living […]

Faith Community: Riverside Baptist Church Welcomes First Woman, African American to Serve as Senior Pastor

By Georgine Wallace Mia Michelle McClain is the new pastor of Riverside Baptist Church. She is the first woman and the first African American to serve as Senior Pastor at Riverside Baptist in its 165 years of existence. Prior to coming to Southwest, Reverend McClain served as the Associate Minister of Faith Formation and Outreach […]

October Events Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TJBCF) invites all to join the celebration of its Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Wednesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and the TDJBCF Facebook live.  The celebration will include invited guest speaker Dr. Lori Wilson, a two-time breast cancer survivor and Associate […]

American Indian Museum Plans Events Around Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Mike Goodman  Last year was the first year in American history that a sitting U.S. President officially recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which was through a proclamation by President Joe Biden on Oct. 8, 2021. As we approach this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 10, as well as Day of the Dead on Nov. […]