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    Montgomery County Faith Leaders Assert Political Agenda

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Montgomery County’s clergy of color are working together across race and faith perspective to represent the needs of their congregations and ensure all voices are heard as the 2018...

    Outrage Grows Over School Superintendent

    A group of community leaders are renewing a call for the resignation of School Superintendent Kevin Maxwell following a series of embarrassing public incidents that have exacerbated an ongoing feud between outspoken elected school...

    Brown Turns Flowers Into Baseball Powerhouse

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When Charles Herbert Flowers High School claimed their second Prince George’s County baseball championship it was only the beginning of their journey. As the team visited Eleanor Roosevelt,...

    96-Year-Old Woman Gets Surprise Christmas in April

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO At one time Elizabeth Hamilton would come home from her job at the Census Bureau in Suitland, fix dinner for her child and still have enough energy to...

    Wade Gets Key Endorsement in P.G.’s Sheriff’s Race

    While the race for Prince George's County sheriff hasn't gotten the attention that other contests have, it has recently taken on a life of its own. Kendal Wade, a deputy sheriff who is taking on...

    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...

    Soul of Sonoma Highlights Black Premium Wine Experience

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Soul of Sonoma wants to raise the profile of the few Black-owned vineyards, wineries and establishments producing quality wine. Boasting “unparalleled tasting experiences at premium wineries and featured venues,”...

    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...

    Police: Black Bowie State University Student Fatally Stabbed by White University of Maryland Student

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A University of Maryland student fatally stabbed a visiting student on campus early Saturday in what appears to be a random attack, police said. A Bowie State University student was...
    Bowie, Md. resident Cariann Hithon was fatally shot by police while on vacation in Miami Beach. (Courtesy Photo)

    Bowie Woman Killed by Miami Police

    A 22-year-old Temple University student in town to celebrate her birthday drove her BMW into a Florida police officer and was fatally shot by another officer in Miami Beach in front of a crowd...

    Upper Marlboro Pastry Chef Wows on Food Network

    The holiday season brings images of savory collard greens gingered with smoked meats, the piquant smell of ham glazed with honey and decadent cobblers. For Upper Marlboro-based baker and pastry chef Ian Barthley, this...

    Black-Owned Studio Tones Bodies

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Caption: Maya Dennis (left), Jillian Carter (center) and Alexis Miller (right), all work at Sidebarre, a Black-owned barre company that teaches classes in D.C. and Maryland. Carter, 24,...

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