Prince George's County News

    Speak Up & Speak Out

    Speak Up & Speak Out is a youth mentorship program located at 6801 Bock Rd. The program will be hosting their first meeting on Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The mentors...

    Jack and Jill National Harbor Chapter Host the Sparkle Walk for Heart Health

    The Jack and Jill of America Foundation helps children prepare for the world through mentorship and training. The organization, founded in 1938 to support Black families, has chapters across the United States. The National...

    AKA Sorors Set Re-Vamp of Elementary School Playground

    The Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is set to repair a student playground area for mentally and physically disabled youth in Clinton, Maryland. The sorority will provide new amenities and safe...

    Prince George’s County Competes for New Amazon HQ

    Internet retail behemoth Amazon recently announced plans to establish a second corporate campus, sending cities nationwide into a clamor for the Seattle-based company’s favor. Prince George’s County is among the anticipated throng of regions...

    Laurel Woman Charged With Stabbing Husband to Death

    The wife of a military officer has been charged with second degree murder for allegedly stabbing him to death in their Laurel home. Police believe the incident occurred as the couple’s toddler was inside...

    ACLU Challenges Police Shooting in Hyattsville

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging the Prince George’s County Police Department’s accounts of a fatal shooting involving a man who appeared to be dealing with mental...

    D.C. Churches Find Promised Land in Md.

    For Sandy Tate, worshipping at Rock Creek Baptist Church meant making a 45-minute trek from Upper Marlboro, Md. into the District and then trolling for parking in the congested Petworth Community. But now Tate’s church...

    Suitland Man sentenced to 50 Years for Toddler Murder

    On May 22, 2013, two-year-old Jamir Shipe was under the care of Clifton Bernard, 28, while Shipe’s mother was at work.  During this time Bernard was in a romantic relationship with Jamir’s mother. While Bernard...

    Dr. Aminta Breaux Takes the Helm at Bowie State U.

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO AC Jordan Basketball Arena on the campus of Bowie State University was awash in in a sea of black and gold Thursday, with students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters...

    Calvin G. Butler Jr. Appointed Interim CEO Exelon Utilities

    By AFRO Staff Exelon Corporation announced the Oct. 15 appointment of Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, as interim CEO of Exelon Utilities, effective immediately. This appointment follows the retirement...

    One of Two Suspects Arrested in UMD Robbery

    The University of Maryland Police Department Criminal Investigations unit arrested Jamal Ulysses Green on Sept. 6. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery, among other felonies, for an alleged robbery and...

    Free Events in Maryland in Support of World AIDS Day

    By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Since 1988, Dec. 1 has been marked in observance as World AIDS Day; and this Saturday marks the 31st year of World Aids Day. To commemorate World AIDS Day in...
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