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    O’Malley Defends Policies to Wall Street Journal

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley found himself defending a recently approved tax hike for high-earners after the {Wall Street Journal} blasted him in an editorial. O’Malley’s tax plan increased the tax burden on people, who earn...

    Prince George’s County Officials Break Ground on New Affordable Housing

    As part of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker’s Transforming Neighborhood Initiative program, county leaders and community residents celebrated the groundbreaking of Columbia Run Townhomes in the Glassmanor area of Oxon Hill, Md., on...

    Saving Our Sons Town Hall

    The First Baptist Church of District Heights, located at 7234 Lansdale St., will is host a “Saving Our Sons” Town Hall on Feb. 21 at noon to provide a platform for young men ages...

    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...

    Mount Ennon Baptist Church Brings Awareness to HIV/AIDS

    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...

    Redskins Park Considered in Bowie MARC Development

    The group planning to develop the land around the Bowie State University MARC train station is still in its exploratory stages as it tries to figure out whether or not the possibility of the...

    Test of Faith Pushes Local Entrepreneur

    Wanda Childs has reached levels of success she never imagined as an entrepreneur. That’s because her faith in God is what’s kept her doing what she believes is his work. However, it was a...

    Second Man Charged in Bowie, Md. Slaying

    Prince George's County Police have charged a second man in a shooting death in a domestic dispute in Bowie. Thirty-one-year-old Demarco James of Washington was charged Sept. 30 with first-degree murder in the death of...

    MGM Internship Programs Guarantee Employment at National Harbor

    MGM National Harbor, currently under construction in Oxon Hill, Md., will soon employ some graduates of MGM’s internship programs. According to Adam Miller, college relations manager for MGM Resorts, young people across the country are...

    Names Begin to Circulate for Next County Executive

    While Prince George’s County Executive Rushern T. Baker IV counts down his final days and contemplates his next political move, not many people have been paying attention to Maryland State Sen. C. Anthony Muse...

    Greenbelt Murder Investigation Now Stretches Coast To Coast

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Last weekend’s shooting of a woman in Greenbelt was more than just a random act of violence, authorities say.  The death of Bettie Jenifer as she was walking...

    Redistricting Lawsuit Hangs Over Sen. Miller

    Minority voters are concerned about the power of political bosses and gerrymandering in the state of Maryland, which won a key victory last week in Federal Court. The debate about gerrymandering ratcheted up another...
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