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Navy’s Newest Amphibious-Assault Ship America, currently under construction with Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.
- PASCAGOULA, Miss. – A graduate of Gwynn High School is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-selected crew charged with bringing the Navy’s newest and most advanced amphibious assault ship into service. more More Arrow


The Prince George’s Harlem Renaissance Festival.
- The Prince George’s Harlem Renaissance Festival, an annual event that draws children, adults and families together in a celebration of the county’s arts and cultural programs and history, has been scheduled for May 3.more More Arrow


Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and representatives of the non-profit group awarded United Way grants gather around the ceremonial check from the charity.
- The United Way of the National Capital Area awarded 14 grants totaling $152, 316 to Prince George’s County non-profit organizations, the United Way NCA announced recently.more More Arrow


U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker are together in their support of the FBI headquarters relocating to Prince George's County.
- University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh walked to the news conference podium on March 24 at the College Park campus. As Loh looked out into the room full of elected officials, residents, and university staff, he was beaming.more More Arrow


Maryland HBCU's.
- On October 7, 2013 United States District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake delivered an unambiguous opinion concerning Maryland’s historically Black colleges and universities; for decades, the state had violated the U.S. Constitution for operating a system of higher education still rooted in segregation.more More Arrow


Francis Tiafoe, the youngest boys' singles champion of the Metropolia Orange Bowl Tennis Championships, hold proclamations in honor of his achievement from Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.
- After facing opponents from France, Burundi, Italy and Russia, Riverdale Park native Francis Tiafoe found himself in the last round of the tennis championship. In the all USA finals of the Orange Bowl Tennis Championships in December, Tiafoe's 7-6 (7-3), 0-6, 6-3 victory over Stefan Kozlov put him in the history books as the youngest boys' singles winner in the international tournament's 67-year history.more More Arrow


Georgette Gregory, principal of Ardmore Elementary School.
- Georgette Gregory, principal of Ardmore Elementary School was recently honored by the Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance for establishing an institution that is rich in the arts.more More Arrow


Prince George’s County Delegate Aisha Braveboy, chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.
- Several bills important to many in the state’s communities of color will be voted on this week, while legislators continue to grapple over others as the 2014 Maryland General Assembly nears an end.more More Arrow


Prince George’s County Police Department.
- The dreaded red light and speed cameras that have become the scourge of motorists have also become the latest tool of scam artists, Prince George’s County, Md. police said.more More Arrow


Prince George's County Police.
- Officers searching for a missing 8-year-old Washington, D.C., girl found the body of woman on March 20 in a motel in a neighboring Maryland town, but weren't sure if the cases were connected, Prince George's County police said.more More Arrow


World-renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez.
- World-renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will discuss their literary works and professional experiences with Bowie State University students in two free public lectures, as part of the Global Woman Project Lecture Series. Both events feature open question-and-answer forums and book signings immediately following the programs.more More Arrow


Nikki Giovanni discusses her writing and literary works in a public forum at the Main Stage theater in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Photo by Diliorah Arah
- World-renowned poet, activist, and scholar Nikki Giovanni discussed her literary works and professional experiences with Bowie State University students in a public lecture as part of the university’s Global Woman Project Lecture Series.more More Arrow


“The Great Commission has gone Digital
- For those who want to energize their ministry with 21st century technology, Eboni Green says “The Great Commission has gone Digital.”more More Arrow


Prince George's County, MD
- If Prince George’s County government officials and business leaders have their way, the county’s 15-19 year-olds will not only have jobs this summer, but will be prepared to be the kind of workers employers will welcome.more More Arrow


- Prince George’s County’s middle school students are R-E-A-D-Y.more More Arrow


eChurch Pastor Damon Parran Seeks Broader Congregation in Landover, Md.
- Victory International Worship Center, of Landover, Md., reflecting its open-door philosophy and its vision of engaging the entire community, is changing its name to “eChurch”—Everybody’s Church.more More Arrow


Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III.
- Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III presented his FY 2015 budget to the County Council March 12.more More Arrow


Maryland Skills USA.
- Seven Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) students excelled in the annual Maryland SkillsUSA Regional Competition early February. These students now have the opportunity to compete in the state competition in April.more More Arrow


Mount Ennon Baptist Church
- Mount Ennon Baptist Church held their annual HIV/AIDS awareness service on March 3. While most churches shy away from topics of sexually transmitted diseases, Pastor Delman Coates says it is important, as a Black church, to break the silence on HIV/AIDS.more More Arrow


University of Maryland College Park.
- Racial identity development will be the central issue addressed at a national conference to be held on March 27 at the University of Maryland College Park.more More Arrow


Prince George's County Public Schools.
- Milt Peterson, through the Peterson Family Foundation, donated $1 million to the Teach for America Program, designating the funds be used for Prince George's County schools.more More Arrow


Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian T. Segears.
- Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian T. Segears graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.more More Arrow


The First Annual Male Educator Summit: Envisioning the Future of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).
- On a frigid Saturday morning recently in Prince George’s County there was a gathering of a rare species in public schools: Male teachers.more More Arrow


Prince George’s County Schools.
- The Prince George’s County School Board on Feb. 25 unanimously approved a $1.75 billion budget that provides for increases in funding for full-day pre-kindergarten in a few high poverty communities, expanding art and foreign language programs and restoring some parent liaison positions to improve interaction between school administrators and parents.more More Arrow


Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County Black History Month Brochure.
- The Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex will host a costume contest to celebrate Black History Month on Feb. 28.more More Arrow


Scientist
- On Feb. 25, Montpelier Mansion staffers will honor the contributions made by Maryland African-American scientists during a special ceremony at the Deerfield Run Community Center in Laurel.more More Arrow


Potholes
- After this winter’s episodes of snow and ice, county roads are marked with potholes deep enough to damage tires and, in some places, possibly cause or contribute to accidents.more More Arrow


Associated Black Charities of Maryland.
- Lanham, MD (February 24, 2014) Associated Black Charities of Maryland (ABC-MD) announced its award of a planning grant by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) under the EARN Maryland Program to convene healthcare corporations, administrators and providers in drafting a comprehensive and “employer-led” healthcare workforce development plan for Prince George’s and Charles Countiesmore More Arrow


Donna Freeman, a Prince George's County resident whose home was foreclosed.
- Members of Maryland NAACP chapters, including representatives of the Prince George’s chapter, converged on the Maryland statehouse Feb. 24 to urge Gov. Martin J. O’Malley and statewide legislators to place a moratorium on foreclosures until a top-to-bottom investigation is conducted into practices that are leading thousands of homeowners to lose their property.more More Arrow


Computer Breach.
- A computer breach at the University of Maryland exposed the personal information of more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students and affiliated personnel from the College Park and Shady Grove campuses, school officials said Feb. 19.more More Arrow