A Cycle of Positive Change: Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back

By Anne DeBiasi Kenneth Tinsley (an MBA) was a SWNA scholarship recipient while attending Central State University. He’s now living his dream as the wide receivers’ coach and assisted strength and conditioning coach at Union College in Schenectady, NY. But, he remains rooted in SW as an active member of Riverside Baptist Church.  Kenneth recommended […]

Chucking It Out and Sparking Joy

By Deborah Sherwood Although I haven’t yet been invited to be a featured guest on the TV show Hoarders, I must confess that I have been negligent in keeping my small apartment tidy. Unquestionably, a bit of organizing is long overdue. I rummage through a towering stack of books, searching for inspiration and guidance, and […]

Exclusive Excerpt from New Book, InDEBTed

By Southwester Staff Local author Bianca Kersellius recently released her first book, a memoir entitled InDEBTed: Stories of Surviving Debt, Inequity and Obtaining Freedom. The book takes readers on a vivid journey unpacking the rigorous reality of Kersellius’ life as a young Black woman in America with student loan debt. Kersellius provided the following excerpt […]

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 […]