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    Bowie State Breaks Ground

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Those who showed up for Bowie State University homecoming festivities were late to a different party of sorts. The sprawling Prince George’s County campus continued its expansion that will...

    Police Arrest Another Teacher for Child Pornography

    On April 20, another Prince George’s County teacher was arrested on child pornography charges. A Maryland State Police release stated, “34-year-old Christopher H. Speights, will be charged with six counts of possession of child...

    Half Note Serves as Dining, Entertainment Suburban Spot

    Derric E. Thomas, Esq., owner of Half Note Restaurant and Lounge in Bowie, Maryland, is comfortable remaining outside of Washington, D.C. “The D.C. market is different,” he told the AFRO. “Half Note caters to...

    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...

    Words of Wisdom

    The following are excerpts from First Lady Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at Bowie State University on May 18. On congratulating the graduates: “You don’t know how proud we all are of you. Just look at you....

    Greenbelt Cheerleading Team Accuses Chipotle of Racism

    The Greenbelt Boys and Girls Club Cheerleading Team says the staff at a Chipotle treated its members with “hostility and hatred” at a fundraising event Sunday. In a Facebook post, the team’s coach, Tatjana Dale, says management canceled the fundraiser and made racially...

    Prince George’s School Board Approves $1.75 Billion Budget

    The Prince George’s County School Board on Feb. 25 unanimously approved a $1.75 billion budget that provides for increases in funding for full-day pre-kindergarten in a few high poverty communities, expanding art and foreign...

    Barbecue Everything Brings Signature Sauce to Local Stores

    By Jasmine A. Ball, Special to The AFRO Barbecue Everything wants to be on your plate. A native of Prince George’s County, Dennis Rawls Jr., the founder of Barbecue Everything, created his own business and sauce. “I...

    Family, Officers Remember Jacai Colson One Year Later

    Surrounded by dozens of grieving officers, the family of slain Prince Georges County Police Officer Jacai Colson came to the sidewalk outside the Palmer Park headquarters where he died in the line of duty....

    Franklin Wants to Take His Service Countywide

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Mel Franklin has represented District 9 on the Prince George's County Council for the past eight years. He wants the voters of the county to give him another four...

    Md. Delegate Apologizes to Black Lawmakers for Racial Slur

    By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white Maryland lawmaker accused of using a racial slur for black people to refer to a legislative district has apologized to leaders of the state's Legislative...

    U.S. Treasury’s Planned Move Angers Md. Delegation

    Officials in Maryland are hoping mad about the decision by the Department of Treasury to move 450 jobs from its Financial Management Service (FMS) office in Hyattsville, Md. to Parkersburg, W.Va. Six members of Maryland’s...
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