Prince George's County News

    Donna Edwards to Host 2014 Job Fair

    U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) will host her third job fair Aug. 28 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md. Over 70 employers, from national and local businesses; federal,...

    Dodd Rape Trial Begins

     By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The prosecution began its full court press against former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd who is facing rape charges in an alleged 2017 sexual assault in...

    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...
    Charles H. Flowers High boys lacrosse squad have been making steady improvements. (Photo by Daniel Kucin, Jr.)

    Charles H. Flowers Looking to Break Boundaries

    Prince George's County recently introduced high school level lacrosse in several schools as an opportunity to create a culture of African-American involvement in a sport that traditionally does not have the highest levels of...

    Prince George’s Businesswoman Takes Financial Literacy into Her Own Hands

    Carmen Johnson always had a big heart, but never knew how she could inspire and change others’ lives. Now, with the creation of the Katie Able Foundation, she’s learned to use her experience as...

    House Fire That Left 2 Men Dead in Maryland was Arson

    Authorities say a house fire that left two men dead in a Maryland suburb of Washington was deliberately set. Police and fire officials in Prince George's County said in a statement Nov. 7 that the...

    Prince George’s County Officials Undertake Pothole Repair Project

    After this winter’s episodes of snow and ice, county roads are marked with potholes deep enough to damage tires and, in some places, possibly cause or contribute to accidents. To correct the problem, the Department...

    Local Community Pairs with Police in Crime Walk

    Forty participants and members of the Prince George’s County police department participated on June 6 in the 8th Annual Crime Walk in the Surratts-Garden Community in Clinton. The community houses 303 homes and continues...

    Profiles of Triumph

    The Profiles of Triumph is a community enrichment event that teaches, tells and embraces the challenges that bond people. Attendees can learn personal, professional and spiritual development.   The event is scheduled to take place...

    Carraway Pleads Not Guilty in School Sex Abuse Case

    The former school aide at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, Maryland pled not guilty in federal court March 4 in a sex abuse case that has rocked Prince George’s County. Deonte Carraway's...

    PGCPS Students Among Regional SkillsUSA Competition Winners

    Seven Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) students excelled in the annual Maryland SkillsUSA Regional Competition early February. These students now have the opportunity to compete in the state...

    District 5 County Council Race Matches Experience vs. Activism

    When Andrea Harrison won a special election to become the Prince George’s County Councilwoman for District 5, she held a seat her father once held and was fast-tracked into leadership positions. However, as she...
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