Prince George's County News

    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...

    The Science Princess Brings Business Savvy and Slime

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its early evening on a Friday, and while many tweens may be relishing some social media time, or a chance to call friends, or even watch a movie, Maria...

    Ashanti Alert Act Awaits President’s Signature

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The life and legacy of Ashanti Billie, the 19-year-old who disappeared from a Hampton Roads, Virginia naval base and was found dead 11 days later, has continued to thrive...

    #BFF More Than a Best Friend for Black Women Entrepreneurs in Tech

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The hashtag #BFF is widely known as “Best Friends Forever,” but now for many entrepreneurs it’s a ray of hope. According to information from “digitalundivided,” an organization that helps Black...

    Redacted Video Released of Jordan McNair’s Fatal Practice

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] After a tumultuous semester, just hours before the start of the holiday break, the University of Maryland released a redacted video of former Terrapin Jordan McNair’s fatal football...

    Alsobrooks Named Metropolitan COG 2019 Corporate President

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen[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...

    When A Police Force Doesn’t Match the Population It Serves – Still, We Can...

    Submitted to the AFRO by George H. Lambert, President & CEO of Greater Washington Urban League A recent lawsuit filed by Prince George’s County police officers along with key area civil rights groups shows us...

    The Museum of African Art, the Perfect Companion to the NMAAHC

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The numbers don’t lie. According to statistics provided by the Smithsonian about 20 million people visited the collage of free museums this year. (The numbers go through October.) That...

    Tubby Returns to High Point and Comes Home for Holiday Hoop Fest

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] High Point University coach Tubby Smith’s basketball life has come full circle.  In a career that spans almost three decades he’s won a national championship and built a resume...

    Prince George’s Officers of Color File Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against PGPD

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Who protects the protectors? It’s the question several officers of color and associated affinity groups are asking the executive leadership of Prince George’s County as a lawsuit has been...

    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...

    Hogan Secretly Tries to Keep NFL Franchise in Prince George’s County

    By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] With the District of Columbia ready to make a strong run at luring the professional football franchise back to the place it represents, Gov. Larry Hogan appears ready to call...
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