DC Jazz Festival Announces New Leadership

By Southwester Staff The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) organization announced in June that Sunny Sumter has been promoted to the new leadership role of President and Chief Executive Officer. The DC Jazz Festival is an annual event that typically includes multiple performances in Southwest. “We are proud to elevate Sunny to this expanded leadership role for […]

Buzzard Point: Dusty Questions Remain

By Matt Koehler Last month, The Southwester published an article that investigated complaints of pollution and excess dust experienced by long-existing border communities and incoming residents in and around Buzzard Point. Our investigation centered around the ready-mix concrete plants that operate out of the area and delved into whether those plants were continuing to exacerbate […]

Breast Cancer Walk Held for SW Resident

By Southwester Staff It was an amazingly beautiful day and a wonderful way to surprise a special person, as more than 100 family, friends, and coworkers recognized LaCretia “Rose” Bell-Willet, newly diagnosed breast cancer survivor, with a mini breast cancer walk on Sunday, June 13. The walk started at the imposing Titanic statue on the […]

Support Group Kicks Off New Initiative: National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week

By Thelma D. Jones If you missed last month’s Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) Support Group  meeting on the Community Grand Rounds on Ovarian Cancer, in partnership with Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, perish the thought and visit our Facebook page.  While you are there, check out previous support group meetings and like […]