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    Outrage Grows Over School Superintendent

    A group of community leaders are renewing a call for the resignation of School Superintendent Kevin Maxwell following a series of embarrassing public incidents that have exacerbated an ongoing feud between outspoken elected school...

    96-Year-Old Woman Gets Surprise Christmas in April

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO At one time Elizabeth Hamilton would come home from her job at the Census Bureau in Suitland, fix dinner for her child and still have enough energy to...

    Police: Black Bowie State University Student Fatally Stabbed by White University of Maryland Student

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A University of Maryland student fatally stabbed a visiting student on campus early Saturday in what appears to be a random attack, police said. A Bowie State University student was...

    Brown Turns Flowers Into Baseball Powerhouse

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When Charles Herbert Flowers High School claimed their second Prince George’s County baseball championship it was only the beginning of their journey. As the team visited Eleanor Roosevelt,...
    Bowie, Md. resident Cariann Hithon was fatally shot by police while on vacation in Miami Beach. (Courtesy Photo)

    Bowie Woman Killed by Miami Police

    A 22-year-old Temple University student in town to celebrate her birthday drove her BMW into a Florida police officer and was fatally shot by another officer in Miami Beach in front of a crowd...

    Upper Marlboro Pastry Chef Wows on Food Network

    The holiday season brings images of savory collard greens gingered with smoked meats, the piquant smell of ham glazed with honey and decadent cobblers. For Upper Marlboro-based baker and pastry chef Ian Barthley, this...

    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...

    Black-Owned Studio Tones Bodies

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Caption: Maya Dennis (left), Jillian Carter (center) and Alexis Miller (right), all work at Sidebarre, a Black-owned barre company that teaches classes in D.C. and Maryland. Carter, 24,...

    Woman Called Racial Slur at Maryland Gas Station

    It’s not a secret that racism is alive and well.  Yet, when someone is the victim of blatant discrimination, the pervasive problem of prejudice becomes more apparent and is a hard reminder about the...

    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...

    As County Executive, Muse will Elevate Inner-Beltway Areas

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Maryland Sen. C. Anthony Muse said that he will work to bring development to all parts of Prince George's County as the next county executive and not just to...

    Community Mourns Loss of Civil Rights Attorney Jimmy Bell

    Civil Rights Attorney Jimmy Bell of Upper Marlboro, Md. who carved out a legal reputation for his willingness to take on and win difficult and unpopular cases, was found dead in his home on...

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