Prince George's County News

    New County Council Members Prepare for Office

    With five new members of the Prince George’s County Council, the transition into office will have to be made as smooth as possible. The new members have already starting working to make sure they...

    Racial Profiling Case Reaches Maryland’s Highest Court

    A Maryland state trooper’s traffic stop of a Black family returning from a funeral 18 years ago is at the core of an important racial profiling case before the state’s highest court. The Maryland Court...

    Prince George’s Hospital Launches Domestic Violence Initiative

    In an effort to provide better services to victims of domestic violence in the area, Prince George’s Hospital Center has launched the “Maryland Domestic Violence Health Care Screening and Response Initiative.” The initiative was announced...

    Despite Winning the Primary, Baker has busy Election Day

    Click here to read selected 2010 Election results. Prince George’s County Executive-elect Rushern Baker knew his position was sewn up during the primary election, however that didn’t keep the general election from being busy for...

    Maryland not Meeting Minority Contract Goals

    Four years ago, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown set a goal – 7 percent of all state contracts were to be awarded to African American-owned businesses. A recent contract worth $450...

    Failed Legislation Places Ft. Washington Groups on Opposite Sides

    A much talked-about bill was pulled off the table last week by Prince George’s County Councilman Tony Knotts, D.-Dist. 8, after support for the bill waned in the late moments. The bill would’ve allowed...

    Top Level Prince George’s Officials to Benefit from Failed Legislation

    Prince George’s County Council has rejected a bill to freeze pay for the county executive and council members until 2012. The rejection of the bill co-sponsored by Council President Thomas Dernoga, D.-Dist. 1, and...

    New Public Safety Officials Make Domestic Violence a Priority

    Prince George’s County’s brand new state’s attorney and sheriff will have a difficult task addressing domestic violence. When Melvin C. High and Angela Alsobrooks won the sheriff and state’s attorney’s races respectively, they ran...

    Riddick Hopes Summit Will ‘Impact’ Community

    On Oct. 23 at the Queen Anne Auditorium on the campus of Prince George’s Community College, a forum will be held to address the fragile state of African-American males in Prince George’s County. Under...

    Economic Impact of BRAC at Andrews Questioned

    Questions abound over the viability of real economic impact surrounding the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and the influx of jobs it will bring to Joint Base Andrews. Despite the efforts of Lt. Gov....

    Prince George’s Police Chief Responds to Cheating Allegations

    A Washington Post report into a possible cheating scandal with the Prince George’s County Police Training Academy has Prince George’s County Police (PGPD) officials on the defensive. Over 32 PGPD and Maryland-National Capital Park...

    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...

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