Prince George's County News

    Mystics Make Run to WNBA Semi Final

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Normally when a team returns home after a split of the first two games in a playoff series it feels good about the chance to advance.  However, there...

    Police Chief Apologizes for Officer’s ‘Black Bad Guy’ Remark

    The Associated Press A since-deleted Facebook Live video in which a police officer speaking to children refers to a “black bad guy” has prompted a Washington-area police chief to apologize. News outlets report that Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski...

    Faith in Action Seeks to Reach 1 Million People Before Election Day

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A progressive faith organization plans to contact one million people before the Nov. 6 mid-term election to make sure they understand what is at stake for our country...

    Book Explores How to be Emotionally Free

    By Ariel Medley, Special to the AFRO When we think of emancipation, we think of freedom.  But what about the emancipation of our emotional barriers?  When faced with life’s difficulties, how do we summon the courage...

    Seat Pleasant Citizens Help Police Fight Crime

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the early 2000s, Seat Pleasant was in the waning days of the crack epidemic that started in the 1980s but the city was still not a popular place...

    New Docu-Series Promotes DC’s Entrepreneurs

    By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO As Washington’s creative economy thrives, four D.C.-area natives want newcomers to know that the city was cool before #madeindc was a slogan branded on t-shirts and coffee mugs. For...

    McNair’s Father Backs University President

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Less than two weeks before kickoff to a season that almost seems trivial, the Maryland football team pledged to keep the memory of teammate Jordan McNair alive while...

    Girls (Finally) Get Their Own School in Ward 8

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Two years ago, the District of Columbia public schools opened up the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Ward 7, an all-boys institution and recently, the girls got...

    DC Baptist Convention Is Ready for Its Close-Up

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia's branch of one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States is making an effort to engage residents and become more visible in the...

    PG Leaders Urge Parents to Get Involved

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Key community leaders are urging parents of Prince George's County students to become active participants in their child's education. The Prince George's County school system will open its doors on Sept.4. Belinda Queen, who is...

    Girls Who Code Learn Lessons Beyond The Classroom

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO For Danielle Anane,16, the Girls Who Code summer immersion program went beyond getting the tools she needs to eventually major in computer engineering Sisterhood emerged as another benefit throughout...

    Mendelson Offers Free Back to School Haircuts

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The chairman of the D.C. Council offered young people in Ward 8 a chance to look good on the first day of school. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D)...
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