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    Damonte Dodd, Former UMD Basketball Player, Yields Passport Following Rape Allegations

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Damonte Dodd, former University of Maryland (UMD) basketball player, had to surrender his passport but is free on his own recognizance after a bail hearing on July 12, following...

    Freshman Delegate Charles Preps for Challenges Ahead

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nick Charles is one of Prince George's County's newest elected officials. He cannot wait to go to Annapolis as a delegate in January. Charles got 8,330 votes, enough to have...

    What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...

    Famed Choir Director Showcases Choir Legacy at Eastern High School

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to The AFRO The National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland was filled with an eclectic offering of music last July 7 as generations of singers from the District’s Eastern...

    DC Girls Joined Street Child World Cup in Moscow

    By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Caption: Children playing at Tubman Elementary Soccer Field, a soccer camp site. Nine DC SCORES alumni were honored with a D.C. Council proclamation for their participation in the Street Child...

    Streeter, Harrison Poised to Take County Council Seats

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On July 6, the Prince George's County Board of Elections released the results of the absentee and provisional ballots cast during the June 26 Democratic and Republican primaries. The...

    Local Organization Launches App to Keep Domestic Violence Survivors Safe

    By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO One of the main problems for survivors of domestic violence is finding shelter to escape their situations. However, a Prince George’s County organization hopes to address this serious and...

    Arlington Links Member Honored by AFRO Named National President

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The Links  elected Kimberly Jeffries Leonard as its national president, putting her in charge of one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s service organizations. The move came...

    Edwards Was Outwitted; P.G. Contests Unresolved

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A decade ago on June 19, Donna Edwards was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives as the first Black woman to represent Maryland. Last week, Edwards was defeated...

    Community Responds to Gazette Shootings

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO On June 28 five members of the journalism community were killed in the 888 Bestgate office building in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette headquarters in Annapolis Maryland. A gunman...

    Votes are Still Being Tallied for Two Prince George’s Races

    James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While many Prince George’s County battles were resolved on June 26, after the Democratic Primary in Maryland, two other key county races weren't. The race for District 7 County Council seat...

    Hot Real Estate Market Leads to Changes at Deanwood Metro Station

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The residents of Deanwood, one of the hottest neighborhoods in the District of Columbia in Northeast, are excited about the planned upgrading of its Metro Station. A hearing conducted by Washington Metropolitan...

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