Prince George’s County News

  • Suitland Man sentenced to 50 Years for Toddler Murder

    On May 22, 2013, two-year-old Jamir Shipe was under the care of Clifton Bernard, 28, while Shipe’s mother was at work.  During this time Bernard was in a romantic relationship with Jamir’s mother. While Bernard was watching Jamir, he became angry with him and began to assault him by smashing ...

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  • Black Woman Opens First Cigar Lounge in Laurel

    Laurel, Maryland has its first ever establishment catering to professionals interested in socializing while smoking quality tobacco. With a successful soft opening in June, Aroma Cigar Lounge, 604 Main Street, will host its grand opening later this summer. “It’s a very comfortable, elite, VIP ...

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  • FAME Anniversary, Benefit Concert

    The Foundation of Advancement of Music and Education will hold its 11th Anniversary and Awards Celebration on July 23 at the Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Road. A reception is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and the program is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The host will be Tony Richards, ...

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  • Black Realtor Stands Among Nation’s Most Elite

    In November 2015, Catherine Thomas of Long and Foster Real Estate will be formally recognized by the National Association of Realtors as a Certified International Property Specialist. This designation places Thomas, a resident of Prince George’s County, Md., among 2,500 elite real estate ...

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  • Bowie Students Design Technology to Aid Homeless

    On a stingingly cold day in late January, more than 1,100 individuals in the Washington Metropolitan area were without shelter, living on the streets, in alleys, under bridges, in local parks, in camp sites, and in other places frequented by the homeless. Thousands more were similarly bared to ...

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  • Church Fun Day

    The Philadelphia Open Door Church, 3900 James Street, will hold a Community Fun Day on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will feature food, prizes, health screenings, race cars, a moon bounce and more. 1,591 total views, 3 views today

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  • Opera: Romeo and Juliet

    The Maryland Lyric Opera presents Roméo et Juliette, Charles Gounod’s grand opera and the most famous of the operatic treatments of this iconic tragedy by William Shakespeare. The show will occur at Kay Theatre in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College ...

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  • Purple and Red Lines Move Forward

    Development of the beleaguered Purple and Red metrorail lines of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority received a much-needed financial boost with line-item injections of $100 million in federal funds to support each construction project. U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski ...

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  • Rules Breaking Dentist Blazes Own Path

    Dr. Maurice Miles is a singularity in his chosen field of dentistry but that hasn’t stopped him from seeking to make change. “When friends and colleagues say I’m breaking all the rules, I say only because no one else has tried,” he told the AFRO. A native of Jamaica, Miles is one of the few ...

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  • The Fit Father’s Day Event

    Rain or Shine this event is free and open to the public.The  2nd annunal Fit Father’s Day event is about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. This great community event is celebrating Father’s Day on June 21 at 10am until noon at the Silver Spring Civic Center at Veterans ...

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