Prince George's County News

    Dodd Rape Trial Begins

     By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The prosecution began its full court press against former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd who is facing rape charges in an alleged 2017 sexual assault in...

    Cook’s Resilience Leads To Shot on NBA’s Biggest Stage

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook has already become something of a legend in Prince George’s County.  There is a story that he caught the eye of a...

    New Maryland City Councilman Stopped in “Driving While Black” Incident

    By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “This shouldn’t be our truth but sadly it is,” wrote Jotaka Eaddy, a friend of Will Jawando, a member of the Montgomery City Council in Maryland. The new Councilman...

    Durant, Cook, Jenkins Team Up for Documentary

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Kevin Durant may be on the sidelines of the NBA Finals at this point, but he and his D.M.V. teammate Quinn Cook are still carrying the mantle for...

    Delays as Defendant Misses Hearings

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The grief and anguish continued for the friends and family of U.S. Army Lt. Richard Collins III as his alleged murderer didn’t make his scheduled court appearance May...

    Title IX Impact Felt On Local High School Sports

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] If there was any doubt about the impact that Title IX is having on women in sports, the number of girls who won D.C. Pigskin Club Spring Awards and their...

    Pigskin Club Honors Swing Sports Athletes

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the shadows of FedEx Field a new array of sports were recognized at the second annual Pigskin Club of Washington Spring Awards Banquet at the original First...

    Community Malls Getting Makeovers Thanks to Grant

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite retail manufacturers making their products available to consumers online, which is leading to the demise of department stores around the country, nearly $2 million of funding...

    Local Couple Dies While Vacationing in Domincan Republic

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nathaniel Edward Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day were in the midst of living their best life as they were preparing to spend the rest of their lives together...

    African-American Couple Found Dead in Dominican Republic Hotel

    By AFRO Staff A Black couple from Maryland was found dead in their resort room in the Dominican Republic, the U.S. State Department has announced. Cynthia Day, 49, and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, were due to leave...

    Brown Opposes Hogan’s Toll Road Proposal

    By Mark Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Just prior to the Memorial Day weekend traffic jam, Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD) continued urging Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan to reconsider his proposal to try and ease traffic congestion...

    Officer Dies in Crash on I-495 Beltway

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County Police are mourning the loss of one of their own after a motorcycle crash claimed the life of an off duty officer in the early...
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