First Step Act is a Good Start

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In 2019 organizations that supported the recently passed First Step Act, which helps reform the prison system, are calling for proper implementation and transparency, officials said. “I think the take...

Alsobrooks Reprimands Trump for Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] With more than a week of the federal government having been shut down, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to...

Alsobrooks Named Metropolitan COG 2019 Corporate President

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] If breaking history as the first African American woman to be elected as Prince George’s County Executive wasn’t enough, Angela Alsobrooks has been named as the 2019 corporate president...

Hyattsville Appoints First Black, First Woman and First LGBT as Chief of Police

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] There’s a new chief in town, and she’s spreading Black Girl Magic and a lot of firsts in Hyattsville, Md.  Amal Awad is the first Black, first woman and...

Angela Alsobrooks: An Inspiration for Black Women

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Representation matters. When Angela Alsobrooks took the oath of office as county executive for Prince George’s County on Dec. 3, she became the first African American woman to do...

Hogan Announces $3.5B for Maryland School Construction Funds

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans on Tuesday to create a $3.5 billion fund for school construction over five years. Much of the money will be available as the...

Alsobrooks Takes Her Place in History

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Calling her home and the place she now governs “Maryland’s Crown Jewel,” Angela M. Alsobrooks became the first female county executive in the history of Prince George’s County during...

Bidding Baker Farewell

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While Prince George’s County is celebrating the historicity of Angela Alsobrooks taking the helm as the first woman to serve as County Executive, the area is also doing diligence...

Maryland Democrats Pick Rockeymoore Cummings as Chair

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats have picked a former gubernatorial hopeful and wife of a powerful congressman as chair of the state party. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings thanked party officials for electing her Saturday and...

Baker and Democrats Call Out Trump for Personal Investment in FBI Headquarters Location

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker approaches the end of his second term, he shared his extreme disappointment in the decision to not move the FBI headquarters to...

Meet the Black House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of...

Cummings Statement Commemorating Veterans Day

Baltimore, MD (November 11, 2018) -- Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), today released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. “On Veterans Day, as on every other day, we must never forget that human freedom remains...
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