Prince George’s County News

  • American Film Institute Film Festival

    The American Film Institute will hold its AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival, a five day international documentary film festival, from June 17 to June 21. The festival takes place at landmark venues in the city and at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring, ...

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  • New Laurel Library to Offer High-Tech Learning Tools

    Prince George’s County Memorial Library System held a ground-breaking ceremony recently for its new 31,000-square-foot Laurel Library building, almost twice the size of the original structure. The new building will replace the current building at 507 Seventh St. in Laurel, and both parents and ...

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  • McDonald’s Restaurant Re-Opens in Fort Washington, Md.

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, along with other county dignitaries, Crossland High School, patrons, employees and Ronald McDonald gathered on May 24 to celebrate the grand re-opening of the rebuilt McDonald’s restaurant at 7100 Allentown Road. In 2014, the restaurant ...

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  • MGM National Harbor Supports Black Businesses

    MGM National Harbor casino and resort, currently under construction in Prince George’s County, Maryland, has surpassed its goal of employing minority participation. “It isn’t something were just doing because we decided to open a property in Prince George’s County,” said Logan Gaskill, vice ...

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  • Stage Play: ‘Conversations In Faith’

    Union Bethel AME Church will host the stage play “Conversations In Faith” on June 13 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4004 Accokeek Road, from 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $15. The stage performance will also occur at Union Bethel AME Church, 6810 Floral Park Road; ...

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  • African American History and Culture Public Hearing

    The Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) will hold a public meeting on June 1 at 11 a.m. at Prince George’s County Community College, 301 Largo Road in Accokeek Hall, Room 221. The meeting will recognize and celebrate his effective leadership, dedicated service ...

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  • Hogan Withholds $68 Million in Education Funding

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced on May 15 that he will deny $68 million in funding for education this year. Instead, he said he plans to use the money towards Maryland’s pension system. Hogan wanted to maintain the level of over-payments into the state pension system the legislature had ...

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