Author Archives: Teria Rogers

  • Prince George’s Foreclosures Surge

    A group of 16 housing advocacy organizations want the Prince George’s County Foreclosure Task Force to find ways to stem an alarming rise in housing foreclosures recently. Maryland is third in the nation for homes in foreclosure actions, lead largely by a flurry of foreclosure activity in ...

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  • Development of Barry Farm Concerns Residents

    On a hot and muggy Tuesday evening, hundreds of people gathered at the Barry Farm basketball courts in Southeast D.C. for the annual summer ritual of The Goodman League. Hundreds of young men and women come out to see local hoop stars, and sometimes a few well known basketball players, show off ...

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  • County Residents Sound Off About Next School Chief

    The Prince George’s County Public Schools Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Search Committee held a town hall-style conference call on June 10 to get community feedback on the necessary qualities for a new schools leader. Charlene Dukes, chair of the search committee and president of Prince ...

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  • D.C. Tenants Speak Up for Affordable Housing

    They came from points in the city where people aren’t enthralled with the boom that has led to an explosion in young, moneyed Whites who have changed the flavor of their neighborhoods and whose willingness, and ability, to pay sky-high prices for housing have left ...

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  • Schools Takeover Opponents Struggle to Keep Momentum

    Citizens for an Elected Board (CEB), a major Prince George’s schools watchdog group, staged a rally outside the Prince George’s Board of Education (BOE) building in Upper Marlboro on May 21 to protest County Executive Rushern L. Baker III’s schools’ takeover plan. A ...

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  • Celebrity Moms Advocate for Autism Awareness

    The panel at Prince George’s Community College included names even a casual fan of television and movies would recognize but the topic was grim—autism and the African American child. Nearly 150 people gathered at the Largo campus for the enlightening, and at times emotional, panel ...

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  • Anti-Violence Activists March for Peace in D.C. Streets

    Community activists and politicians staged an anti-violence demonstration –billed a March for Peace– on April 13 to protest violence and senseless shootings in the city by marching to the Tyler House apartment building, the scene of a drive-by shooting in March that left 13 people ...

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  • Governor Signs Prince George’s Schools Bill

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on April 9 signed a bill that dramatically enhances Prince George’s County Rushern L. Baker’s powers over the county’s troubled school system. The Academic Revitalization and Management Effectiveness Act bill which changes the process for ...

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