Prince George's County News

    Jemele Hill to Speak at UMD’s Merrill College Commencement

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO ESPN journalist Jemele Hill will speak at the Philip Merrill’s College of Journalism spring commencement at the University of Maryland on May 21st at Ritchie Coliseum. The multi-platform journalist is...

    CEO of Public Schools Resigns Amid Scandals, School Board Wants a Voice in Replacement

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO With three years left in his contract, Prince George’s County Chief Executive Officer of Public Schools, Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, will resign at the end of this school year,...

    Small Business Legislation Highlighted at Prince George’s County Forum

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Maryland State Sens. Mike Miller (D-District 27), James Rosapepe (D-District 21) and Douglas Peters (D-District 23) in addition to Maryland Del. Jay Walker (D-District 26) talked about the recently...

    Ex-PG Democrats Chair Strikes It Big in IT

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While many Prince Georgians know Terry Speigner as the engaging, dedicated former chairman of the county's Democratic Central Committee, not many know he is a successful entrepreneur in information...

    From Slaveholding County To Tourist Attraction: Prince Georges County Celebrates 322nd Birthday

    By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Founded on April 23, 1696, Prince George’s County has had a dramatic shift in its 322 years of existence from being the biggest slave owning county in Maryland,...

    Speaking at UMD, Rev. Jackson Vows to Continue the Fight

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO  Civil rights figure, Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered the closing remarks at the University of Maryland, College Park second annual Social Justice Day event April 24. The campus-wide, day-long event allowed...

    Rushern Baker Introduces Clean Energy Plan

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Rushern Baker, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced a plan for Maryland to become the first state to achieve 100 percent clean energy and zero waste called the Baker...

    Alston Wants to Serve District 24 as a Senator

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Tiffany Alston has served as a delegate representing the 24th Legislative District of Maryland and wants to go back to the General Assembly as a senator from the district. "There...

    Williams Wants to take Skill Sets to Annapolis

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Donjuan "D.J." Williams has accumulated skills as a U.S. Army veteran, three-term mayor of Glenarden, and member of its city council. He wants to use those abilities to effectively...

    Gary Russell, Jr. Set to Defend WBC Title at Home Again

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO From the start WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell, Jr. has meticulously crafted his ascent to the world championship. Under shrewd leadership from the patriarch of Team Gary Russell...

    Elementary Students Used Razor Blades to Cut Themselves

    The Associated Press An official says seven students at a Maryland elementary school have used razor blades from pencil sharpeners to cut their arms. A spokesman for Prince George's County public schools said Tuesday that a...

    Vick and Church Leaders Seek to Inspire Next Generation

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO On April 13 and 14, First Baptist Church of Glenarden was filled with more than two-thousand men for the 18th  annual “Mighty Men of Valor,” a conference tailored...

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