Prince George’s County News

  • Local Resident Wears Several Hats to Serve

    Belinda Queen-Howard is a leader in a number of political, civic, and educational organizations in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She loves every minute of helping her neighbors and fellow Prince Georgians. “I love being a part of the community and helping people,” ...

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  • Advocates to Press Lawmakers in Legislative Session

    In Maryland, middle- and working-class families, and women are stuck with stagnant salaries and wages. They  manage a constant balancing act, trying to make scarce dollars stretch to pay for rent, childcare, clothing, food and other items while the prices continue to spiral out of control. They ...

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  • Local Coach Uses Basketball to Give Back

    Family. That’s how 25-year-old Andre Williams-Lewis views people at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex in Fort Washington, Maryland. The lean, 5-foot-11-inch basketball coach often doubles as a customer service representative, calling the complex a special place where “even ...

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  • Proposal Could Shutter Three High Schools

    As Prince George’s County continues to fight its way back from an economic downturn marked by the losses – of tax revenue, homeownership, and the thriving middle class – its public schools now face potential closures to remedy budget shortfalls. In response, the school system’s Department of ...

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  • Signature Blue Events: Sisters4Sisters Vision Party 2016

    Sisters4Sisters will host their 17th anniversary vision party Jan. 31 at Signature Blue Events, 337 Brightseat Road, #120 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Attendees will enjoy workshop, lunch, goodie bag and more! The event also includes special guest Lucinda Cross, founder of the Activate Movement, who is a ...

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  • Residents March on MLK Jr. Day to Stop the Violence

    The rise in homicides in Prince George’s County has provoked Mayor Eugene Grant of Seat Pleasant, Maryland to initiate a “Stop the Violence” campaign. The campaign began with a march Jan. 18 to promote nonviolence. From 2014 to 2015, the county saw a 36 percent increase in homicides, enduring ...

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  • Foreclosure Crisis Still Hammers Blacks

    Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland — one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-black jurisdictions — the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the ...

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  • Officials Voice Urgent Concern Over Space Heater Deaths

    Prince Georges County Fire and Emergency Services (EMS) is urging local residents to use extreme care when operating space heaters. This was in response to two homes being gutted in space heater fires earlier this month?. The two fires displaced 11 adults and 2 children, and caused an estimated ...

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  • Edwards Campaigns on Women-friendly Policies

    Women in Maryland currently face gender-based pay disparities, erratic work schedules and lost wages due to unpaid sick leave. This negatively impacts thousands of families across the state, according to research collected by Maryland Working Families. Striving for a solution, Maryland Working ...

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  • Community Charities, AKA Denim & Pearls Fundraiser

    Southern Prince George’s County Community Charities, in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter presents Denim and Pearls, a cabaret-style event fundraiser. Guests should wear their best dressy denim attire. Children cannot attend.  Entertainment will be provided ...

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