DC Black History Celebration Committee Kicks Off Program in Southwest

By Vyllorya Evans The DC Black History Celebration Committee (DCBHCC) will mark Black History Month 2024 with the theme Black Artist as Activist. The public is invited to join the kickoff event on Saturday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Church, 400 I Street SW.  The keynote speaker for […]

Where Are They Now: Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and and Scholarship Task Force Catches Up with Multi-Year Winner Sergio Rozelle

by Wilma Goldstein The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) has supported young people in the Southwest DC community for more than 45 years. All together, more than 530 scholarships totaling $444,000 have been awarded to 230 young people who have gone on to great educational, […]

Arena Stage Presents Diverse Lineup for Second Half of 2023-24 Season

Step Afrika! performs “The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence.” Photo by Jati Lindsay. Courtesy of Arena Stage By Southwester Staff  January brings a new calendar year for making resolutions and trendy lists of what’s in and what’s out. It’s still the middle of the planned theater year, however, and Arena […]

Winter Warmth from Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid

By Katrina Avila The enduring mission of Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) remains steadfast: to provide resources to Black and Brown youth and families across DC that others may already possess. Whether it involves offering after-school enrichment and tutoring programs or essential support, SYC/W6MA plays a pivotal role […]

SWNA Task Force Co-Chair Regina Blye to Step Down

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) and its Emergency Preparedness Task Force, commonly known as Southwest Strong! is known for working to build a disaster resilient community. Task Force Co-Chair Regina Blye is stepping back after dedicated service.  Blye is a dynamic advocate committed to high-impact systems change. […]

Opinion Editorial: Southwest Town Center Parks Are Not Fit for Purpose

By Southwest DC Action  On November 30, 2023, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the DC Department of General Services (DGS) held a town hall at the Southwest Library to discuss a proposed redesign of the Southwest Town Center Parks.  Developers shared that the Southwest Town Center […]