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    Peer Forward Steers Students Toward College

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For more than 20 years, PeerForward, formerly known as College Summit, has been on the cutting edge of helping bridge the gap between high school and college by using...

    Bowie State Breaks Ground

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Those who showed up for Bowie State University homecoming festivities were late to a different party of sorts. The sprawling Prince George’s County campus continued its expansion that will...

    High School Teacher Arrested For Sexual Abuse

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Thomas Barber, 29, a teacher at Bladensburg High School, has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a student twice in a one-month span, according to police reports. The...

    Therapy Puppies In Maryland Juvenile Centers

    By Hannah Gaskill, Capital News Service LAUREL, Maryland––When visitors and staff members walk through the front door of Thomas JS Waxter Children’s Center, they’re greeted by sign-in sheets, hand-held metal detectors and, now, a bouncing, fluffy...

    Md. Governor Offers Final Settlement to State’s HBCUs

    By WI Web Staff via BlackPressUSA.com To the ire of his state’s lawmakers, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has offered a final proposal of $200 million to settle a 13-year-old lawsuit over inequitable funding of...

    Kirwan Group to Propose Funding Formulas for Md. Schools Next Month

    By William J. Ford via BlackPressUSA.com ANNAPOLIS — The chair of a group commissioned to provide policy and funding recommendations for Maryland’s public education system announced Thursday that a final decision on its funding formulas...

    Community Remembers Local Youth

    By Charles Nyonga, Special to the AFRO Over 100 friends and family gathered for a candlelight vigil mourning the loss of Bryant Brooks, the 19-year-old man who was murdered Sept. 30 in Oxon Hill. Loved ones...

    ACLU Challenges Police Shooting in Hyattsville

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging the Prince George’s County Police Department’s accounts of a fatal shooting involving a man who appeared to be dealing with mental...

    Forum Address Entrepreneurship, Reentry

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Despite the investments of corporations who are bringing additional revenue streams into the community, the engine that drives the economic system of Prince George’s County remains small business. However,...

    BSU Marches On, Struggles Continue for Howard, Morgan

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] BSU Defense Keys Big CIAA Road Win On a day where the offense sputtered for most of the game, Bowie State’s defense was the difference in their 23-13 win at...

    Seafarers: Historic Black Yacht Club

    By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, [email protected]  Being Black in America is hard.  In the 50s and 60s, it was even harder.  A group of Blacks in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area were interested in boating on the...

    Lawmaker Charged With Federal Wire Fraud

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Prince George’s County Democratic State Representative Tawanna Gaines, who has served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2001, resigned Oct. 4 after she was formally indicted on wire...
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