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    Dr. Aminta Breaux Takes the Helm at Bowie State U.

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO AC Jordan Basketball Arena on the campus of Bowie State University was awash in in a sea of black and gold Thursday, with students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters...

    Time to End the Prince George’s County Pay Gap

    By Donna Edwards, Special to the AFRO This week, our nation marked the 22nd observance of Equal Pay Day -- the day when women will make the same amount of money their male counterparts made...

    St. Anselm’s Abbey School Dominates Sandy Springs Friends HS

    By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO St. Anselm's Abbey School’s baseball team notched an 11-1 victory over Sandy Springs Friends High School located in Sandy Springs, Maryland April 5. Panthers juniors Carlo Pizzano and...

    Jones Wants to Make Prince George’s County Safer

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Sylvester Jones, a seasoned law enforcement professional, wants to make Prince George's County safer by serving as its next sheriff. "I ran for sheriff against Melvin High in 2014...

    Prince George’s County Keeps Funding Shelter Despite Complaints

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite reports of rodents, moldy food and poor living conditions, Prince George’s County has decided to continue funding the Family Crisis Center, the non-profit organization that runs the county’s...

    Weeklong Celebration to Precede Installation of Bowie State University President

    By AFRO Staff Bowie State University, Maryland’s oldest HBCU, will start a new tradition this week as the campus prepares for the installation of Aminta Hawkins Breaux, the first woman president in the campus’ 153-year...

    Colleague of MLK Remembers the Life, Death and Legacy of the Fallen American Hero

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was the evening of April 4, 1968.  The Rev. Perry Smith III was driving near 18th and Monroe Streets Northeast  when it came on the radio...

    Prince George’s County Primary Election Corrections

    Last week the AFRO ran a roundup of African American candidates running in the Prince George’s County primary election and neglected to include Everette Browning Sr. and Tim Tim Adams. Maryland State Senate District 24 Everette Browning...

    Miss USA Encourages Youth to Pursue STEAM Careers

    By Micha Green, Washington, D.C. AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kára McCullough, a scientist turned Miss USA 2017, is encouraging students to pursue science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) careers through her newest program, “Take Flight with SE4K.” Science...

    Meet the African American Candidates in Prince George’s County

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County has some major candidates running for election this year, including in the gubernatorial, delegates, senate, and county executive race.  With a low voting turnout in...

    Prince George’s County Event Highlights Female Candidates

    By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Closing out Women’s History Month, Prince George’s County residents had the opportunity to “Meet and Greet” the female candidates running for political seats in the area. Karen McConnell-Jones, CEO...

    Maldon Seeks Mayoralty of Capitol Heights

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Capitol Heights is known throughout the Washington metropolitan area as a gateway for the District of Columbia into Maryland and for Marylanders wanting to enter the nation's...

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