Till: The story that broke African American hearts and propelled the Civil Rights Movement

By Latrice Adams and K’Imani Rispus Richard Wright Public Charter School, Grade 11 Local students joined the cast of Till, an upcoming movie telling the heartbreaking but heroic story of Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, for a screening at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in September. The movie comes to theaters on […]

Richard Wright Student Serves as Voice for DC Students on State Board of Education

BY CHINA JONES-BURGESS, 11TH GRADE, RICHARD WRIGHT PCS Aa Student Representative on the DC State Board of Education, China Jones-Burgess, a junior at Richard Wright Public Charter School in Southwest, has already begun working with her DC peers to listen to concerns and requests. Jones- Burgess began her journey in advocacy three years ago serving […]

Student Poetry from Richard Wright Public Charter School

By Asia Thomas, 11th Grade  Ms. Lindsey Laster, MAT, Instructor and Poetry Club Sponsor Self-discovery noun self-dis·​cov·​ery | \ ˌself-di-ˈskə-v(ə-)rē  \ Definition of self-discovery A state of vulnerability where you realize your true self and the unique characteristics you have. A cast-off of old behaviors and the old ‘you’ to experience a new self. In […]

Southwest Organizations Urge Action on Climate Change

By Asia Thomas and Wilma Goldstein                                                On Monday, December 6, 2021 three Southwest organizations came together virtually to co-host an event designed to move people toward action on climate change. Members of Waterfront Village, our local aging-in-place organization, and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Aging in Style Task Force, along with a delegation of students from […]

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 […]