Virginia Resident Killed by Off-Duty Police Officer at the Wharf

By Southwester Staff The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place on July 16, a busy Saturday night, amidst the bars and restaurants at the center of the Wharf. According to MPD, shortly after 9:00 p.m., two off-duty officers encountered Lazarus Wilson, 23, of Dumfries, VA, whom they say brandished […]

Serve Your City/ Ward 6 Mutual Aid Opportunities and Events

By Regina Mazur  Keeping our community safe has been a long-standing priority of Serve Your City/ Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA). They have been putting a continuous effort into providing our neighbors with food and supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A partnership between the Christ United Methodist Church and the Southwest Pod of SYC/W6MA as […]

Southwest DC Hosts Events Commemorating Historic Escape of Enslaved People to Freedom

By Reverend Ruth Hamilton The public is invited to gather at the corner of 4th and I Streets Southwest (by Westminster Church) on Friday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. to begin a “Remember the Pearl” memorial walk to The Wharf.   On April 15, 1848, a total of 77 men, women, and children enslaved by prominent […]

Poetry

Angry Black Hair By Autumn Risbrook Let me just start off by saying thank you for loving my hair I know it’s so fluffy and coily and beautiful And I just needed to say that because I’m a little tired of having it tugged and pulled on by others who are not my mother because as you […]