Prince George's County News

    Seat Pleasant Citizens Help Police Fight Crime

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the early 2000s, Seat Pleasant was in the waning days of the crack epidemic that started in the 1980s but the city was still not a popular place...

    New Docu-Series Promotes DC’s Entrepreneurs

    By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO As Washington’s creative economy thrives, four D.C.-area natives want newcomers to know that the city was cool before #madeindc was a slogan branded on t-shirts and coffee mugs. For...

    McNair’s Father Backs University President

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Less than two weeks before kickoff to a season that almost seems trivial, the Maryland football team pledged to keep the memory of teammate Jordan McNair alive while...

    Girls (Finally) Get Their Own School in Ward 8

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Two years ago, the District of Columbia public schools opened up the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Ward 7, an all-boys institution and recently, the girls got...

    DC Baptist Convention Is Ready for Its Close-Up

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia's branch of one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States is making an effort to engage residents and become more visible in the...

    PG Leaders Urge Parents to Get Involved

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Key community leaders are urging parents of Prince George's County students to become active participants in their child's education. The Prince George's County school system will open its doors on Sept.4. Belinda Queen, who is...

    Girls Who Code Learn Lessons Beyond The Classroom

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO For Danielle Anane,16, the Girls Who Code summer immersion program went beyond getting the tools she needs to eventually major in computer engineering Sisterhood emerged as another benefit throughout...

    Mendelson Offers Free Back to School Haircuts

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The chairman of the D.C. Council offered young people in Ward 8 a chance to look good on the first day of school. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D)...

    From Broadcaster to Teaching Teens to Broadcast

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO In the second act of an Emmy Award winning career former, WUSA TV-9 sports anchor Dave Owens is working with high school students in Prince George’s County on...

    A Diva Far Beyond Her Disability

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Donna Walton, the epitome of beauty, charm, and grace, is mobilizing generations who refuse to be defined by anatomy or physical realities. At the age of 18, Walton...

    Ivy Community Charities Will Expand with Grants

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County received $35,000 from the Prince George's County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) and a Community Partnership Grants for $10,000. Cheryl Garnette, executive...

    Garvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG County

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Each day African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin walks nine holes at Marlton Golf Course in Upper Marlboro.  It is a personal tradition that began when...
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