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    Former Prince George’s Exec Jack Johnson Sentenced to 7 years

    An apologetic former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges. “I want to apologize to you for being here and giving up...

    UMd. College Park Student Arrested for Allegedly Plotting Campus Shooting

    A University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) student was arrested, March 11, after allegedly making various threats on the Internet to shoot students in a common area on campus. The student, 19-year-old Alexander Song,...

    Maryland Continues Its Version of Poor People’s Campaign

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Marylanders who are concerned about social issues affecting poor and low-income Americans and have joined the Poor People's Campaign and have been rallying at the state capitol in Annapolis...

    Trumpcare: Residents, Politicians Expect the Worst

    After the Republicans passed the Affordable Health Care Act in the House they gleefully loaded buses and headed to the White House for a pep rally with President Trump. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern...

    County Officials Try to Break Business Barriers

    Prince George's County officials are desperately trying to grow the commercial tax base in the county. However, they're fearful there are perceived hurdles to making this happen. "In the minds of some, the county may...

    Three Oxon Hill High School Students Win Full Scholarships to Attend the University of...

    Three Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) students from Oxon Hill High School received a full four-year scholarship as part of the University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program. These students were recently honored for...

    Hogan Withholds $68 Million in Education Funding

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced on May 15 that he will deny $68 million in funding for education this year. Instead, he said he plans to use the money towards Maryland’s pension system. Hogan...

    School Board Cites Timeline to Replace Hite

    The Prince George’s County Board of Education will use a search firm to find a candidate to replace outgoing Prince George’s County Public Schools Superintendent William Hite, officials said. Hite indicated that he would stay...

    Celebrating Black Fatherhood

    Hamzat Sani, Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been petrified of being a father. Between all the talk about Black men being absent from the household, being wife beaters...

    Muse Makes Run to Replace Baker as County Exec

    Nearly drowned out by chants of “Muse, Muse, Muse,” Maryland State Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-26) told a standing room crowd on June 26 at the Harborside Hotel in Oxon Hill, Md. that he...

    Arts Festival Fetes Black Women’s Artistic Expression

    The multidimensional facets of Black womanhood and the artistic mediums that represent it are the crux of an upcoming festival hosted by the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC). The Prince...

    Candidates Step Up in 2018

    Former White House aide Paul Montero returned to a Langley Park Boys and Girls Club Dec. 18 for a prayer breakfast that highlighted the need for the next Prince George’s County Executive to remember...
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