Small Business Legislation Highlighted at Prince George’s County Forum

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Maryland State Sens. Mike Miller (D-District 27), James Rosapepe (D-District 21) and Douglas Peters (D-District 23) in addition to Maryland Del. Jay Walker (D-District 26) talked about the recently...

New Maryland Black Legislative Caucus Chair Lays Out Vision

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO With the March 29 election of Maryland Delegate Darryl Barnes (District 25) to chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Prince George’s County now has two...

Meet the African American Candidates in Prince George’s County

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County has some major candidates running for election this year, including in the gubernatorial, delegates, senate, and county executive race.  With a low voting turnout in...

From Slaveholding County To Tourist Attraction: Prince Georges County Celebrates 322nd Birthday

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Founded on April 23, 1696, Prince George’s County has had a dramatic shift in its 322 years of existence from being the biggest slave owning county in Maryland,...

Del. Anderson Status Unclear Following Baltimore Delegation Vote

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] This is the last day of the Maryland General Assembly 2018 legislative session, otherwise known as sine die. And several legislative matters of interest to the Black community in particular...

These are the African Americans Running in Maryland

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] There are several Black candidates from Maryland vying for the United States House of Representatives and several are Republicans. Here is a list of all the candidates running in their...

Rushern Baker Introduces Clean Energy Plan

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Rushern Baker, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced a plan for Maryland to become the first state to achieve 100 percent clean energy and zero waste called the Baker...

Following Outcry, State Says `No’ To Hopkins Police Force

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO A plan to allow Johns Hopkins University to start its own police department, staffed by officers with arrest powers, has been temporarily shelved by the Maryland General...

Maryland Gubernatorial Forum Expands Potential Audience

By AFRO Staff The upcoming Maryland Gubernatorial Forum, hosted by Associated Black Charities and the Greater Baltimore Committee, is now open to anyone who wants to attend. Previously, the event was limited to employees of...

Balt. Co. Executive, Gubernatorial Candidate Kamenetz Dies Suddenly

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kevin Kamenetz, the two-term Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate died early this morning of cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves across the state. He was 60. According to a press release by...

Maryland HBCU Students, Alumni Demand Billions in Damages

“A billion is not enough,” said Senator Joan Carter Conway (D) District 43 at HBCU Night, a convening of legislators and students, presidents and alumni of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Approximately...

Ex-PG Democrats Chair Strikes It Big in IT

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While many Prince Georgians know Terry Speigner as the engaging, dedicated former chairman of the county's Democratic Central Committee, not many know he is a successful entrepreneur in information...

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