Richard Wright Opens New Facility, Student Shares Perspective

By Southwester Staff  The Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 17 to mark the completion of a new state-of-the-art facility at 475 School Street SW.  As the first public high school to open in Southwest in over 50 years, the new Richard Wright School includes […]

Real Men Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

 By Southwester Staff This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jamal O. Jones has joined the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign and will raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink every day of October.  Jones aims to raise $2,500 to support research and local patient programs. As the […]

Party with a Purpose Marks Anniversary for Breast Cancer Fund

 By Regina D. Blye On Wednesday, September 15, distinguished guests virtually celebrated the ninth anniversary of the founding of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) and the 69th birthday of the founder. Thanks to CSG Urban Partners’ sponsorship, a safe space was created for guests to learn unfiltered facts about COVID-19, surviving breast […]

Titanic Memorial Park Gets Fresh Update 

By Southwester Staff Forty-four benches at the Titanic Memorial Park received a fresh coat of paint on Saturday, September 17.   The National Park Service (NPS) provided the materials and 18  volunteers provided the labor to update the benches. The event was organized by the Friends of Titanic Memorial Park, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that works […]

Anacostia Watershed Society Announces New President

By Southwester Staff The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) has tapped an international conservation leader as their new President and CEO, appointing Christopher E. Williams after an extensive national search. Williams most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Conservation at American Rivers. He previously held senior leadership roles at World Wildlife Fund and began […]

Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

By Audrey Hinton, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force held its 47th annual scholarship awards program on August 15, awarding 23 young people $50,000 in college scholarships.   About 100 viewers joined the pre-recorded virtual event as the students received scholarships ranging from $2,000-$2,500. […]