Remembering Leon Earl Wynter

After a prolonged, but valiant struggle with brain cancer that first began on New Year’s Eve going into 2009, Leon Earl Wynter passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. He was 57 years old. He...

Howard Makes Bold Changes

This week Howard University's president and Board of Trustees announced major changes to the academic structure of the school. The Academic Renewal Plan – the culmination of two years of meetings, university community input...

Pepco’s Post-Storm Performance Prompts Outrage

The last of the 210,000 Pepco customers that lost their electricity after the Jan. 26 snow storm were brought back to light on the afternoon of Jan. 31. That lapse in service has prompted...

Court Initiative Helps Strengthen Paternal Bonds, Financial Support

It was a big celebration for handful of fathers who completed one year of rigorous scrutiny by a dozen agencies working together under one program to help them get back on their feet. Unlike...

Pr. George’s Urges Residents to ‘Have a Heart for Animals’

LARGO, Md. – Valentine’s Day is usually a time dedicated to romantic love. But the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Animal Management Group (AMG) is urging county residents to celebrate love...

Community-Based Health Organizations Unite to Serve Ward 8

In observance of the Eleventh National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, CMS Health Initiatives is partnering with Rock the Block Campaign and Community Education Group to host their Fifth Annual Health Fair and Celebration of...

AKA Salutes Local Education Innovators

Beltsville, Md. – The efforts of local educators that use non-traditional ways of inspiring a love of learning in their students were recognized by the Alpha Kappa Alpha - Educational Advancement Foundation of the...

Hostage Situation in Washington D.C. Suburb Ends in Dramatic Death

Prince Georges County and Takoma Park, Md. police shot and killed a would-be bank robber Jan. 28 when the suspect slipped on ice, lost control of the hostage he was using as a shield...

Giant Food of Landover Donates Thousands to Capital Area Food Bank

Giant Food of Landover, Md., recently presented a check in the amount of $149,908.94 to the Capital Area Food Bank at the hunger-relief agency’s headquarters. Through the Good Neighbor Food and Funds Drive, Giant...

Community Center Renamed in Honor of D.C. Activist Reginald ‘Kiyi’ Ballard

The information the AFRO received and which formed the basis of this community news brief was incorrect. The Feb. 7 event was a community meeting to discuss the idea of renaming the Rosedale Recreation...

Jon Rolle of Friendship Public Charter School Wins Teacher of the Year Award

Calling it a “recognition of hard work and proof that public charter schools provide a great environment for teachers to grow and develop” Friendship Public Charter School is proud to announce Jon Rolle has...

Community College Week’ Ranks PGCC among Top 50 Fastest Growing Colleges

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has been ranked one of the nation’s top 50 fastest growing two-year colleges according to Community College Week’s ranks. PGCC is ranked 48 for its 2009 increase in credit...

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