Prince George's County News

    Three Entrepreneurs Collaborate to Give Back to the Community

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Eny Oh, Mel the Barber, and Davonne Austin have hearts of service when it comes to their community. They each own thriving businesses in the up and coming “Arts...

    Women-Owned Businesses and Organizations Find Support in BEACON, the DC Women Founders Initiative

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO Eleven local women-run organizations were awarded grants totaling $50,000 on Thursday, September 27 at the BEACON Awards Reception held during the Washington, DC Economic Partnership’s (WDCEP) first-annual WeDC...

    New Developments in Cure for Sickle Cell Disease from NIH

    By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced, Sept. 13, the launch of an initiative to speed up the development of a better cure for sickle cell disease. NIH is the...

    Missing Prince George’s Teen, Father Begs for Answers

    By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO A 15-year-old DuVal High School honors student has been missing since September 4, according to her family, and her case has been classified as critical with the Prince George’s...

    UMD Outlines Faults, as Durkin Awaits Fate

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When damning information is released to the public, a professional public relations strategy has always been able to make the announcement on a late Friday afternoon heading into...

    From Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO For over 50 years Black athletes have been despised and revered for taking a stance – or these days a knee – to express their displeasure in a...

    Charlene Dukes Set to Be Honored

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The President of Prince George’s County Community College, Dr. Charlene Dukes, was honored for rising above poverty and humble beginnings to become a national leader in the field...

    ‘Discombobulating’ Jones Teams with Holyfield on Bowie Fight

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO To those who know the boxing scene in the DMV, Henry “Discombobulating” Jones is a man who needs no introduction.  However, if Jones needs someone to introduce him,...

    Police Search for Answers in Greenbelt Homicide

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Prince George’s County Homicide Unit detectives are searching for clues in the a 26-year-old man in Greenbelt who was shot and killed. The victim has been identified as Lamont Woods...

    About 100 People Displaced After New Carrolton Fire

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Nearly 100 people were displaced and an entire building was destroyed Monday as a result of a three-alarm blaze that caused more than $2 million worth of damages...

    Omega Psi Phi Aims to Bring Black Men to the Polls

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity needs to step up and lead the way for men to participate in the voting process, said panelists at an event during the...

    Naturalista Expo Debunks Myths About Natural Hair

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO What do you need to use to moisturize your natural hair? Oil or water? To hear natural hair experts Tonia Butler and Shannon Davis tell it, the answer...
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