Prince George's County News

    Mendelson Offers Free Back to School Haircuts

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The chairman of the D.C. Council offered young people in Ward 8 a chance to look good on the first day of school. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D)...

    From Broadcaster to Teaching Teens to Broadcast

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO In the second act of an Emmy Award winning career former, WUSA TV-9 sports anchor Dave Owens is working with high school students in Prince George’s County on...

    A Diva Far Beyond Her Disability

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Donna Walton, the epitome of beauty, charm, and grace, is mobilizing generations who refuse to be defined by anatomy or physical realities. At the age of 18, Walton...

    Ivy Community Charities Will Expand with Grants

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County received $35,000 from the Prince George's County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) and a Community Partnership Grants for $10,000. Cheryl Garnette, executive...

    Garvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG County

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Each day African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin walks nine holes at Marlton Golf Course in Upper Marlboro.  It is a personal tradition that began when...

    Maryland Teen Murdered, Police Searching for Answers

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Kevin Wilson Jr., 16, died after being shot several times behind an apartment building in Takoma Park according to authorities. Police discovered Wilson suffering from several gunshot wounds in a...

    Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft...

    Baker Awards $337,000 to Non-Profits

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO. [email protected] The office of the county executive of Prince George's County and the Prince George's County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) recently gave grants to non-profits who are working to make...

    Henderson Tells Progressives to ‘Stop Whining’ and ‘Toughen Up’

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The former leader of one of the nation's foremost civil and human rights organizations recently said that progressive Americans need to prepare to strongly fight for their principles. "We as...

    Prince George’s Celebrates Team Heading to the Little League World Series

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks welcomed a youthful group of baseball stars who are headed to the Little League World Series this...

    Community Mourns Murdered Prince George’s Football Coach

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Football coach and go-go sound engineer Andre Young was murdered in Southeast on Monday, July 30th leaving the community lost and mourning and police searching for answers and the murderer. The father...

    County Officials Focused on Housing Assistance, Quality of Life Issues

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO At a time when the news is dominated by President Trump’s effort to turn back the civil rights clock and U.S Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Ben Carson ...
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