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    Students Rally in Maryland’s Capital to Resolve Longstanding HBCU Lawsuit

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Students and alumni from Maryland’s four historically black colleges rallied near the state Capitol building in a call for a resolution to a 13-year-old federal lawsuit over...

    Pretrial Maneuvers Continue In UMD Hate Crime Murder Case

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com Pretrial maneuvering by attorneys representing the man who is accused of killing a Bowie State University student at the University of Maryland continues.   In separate motions, the defense...

    Officials Announce Largest Tobacco Bust in Agency History

    By Eric Myers, Capital News Service Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday announced the agency’s largest tobacco bust ever, resulting in over $450,000 worth of seized contraband tobacco products. The raid, which took place on Nov. 5,...

    Black Co-Working Space Opens in Mount Rainier.

    By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO In the last decade co-working spaces have become a popular option for freelancers, entrepreneurs and corporations alike. Rooted in the ideology that conventional office spaces are not for everyone,...

    Bowie Police Officer Indicted

    By Mark F.Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com For more than a year there has been an investigation into a City of Bowie police officer’s role in an alleged shooting where it appeared there was no imminent danger. ...

    BSU Football Review: Carson Newman Ends Bulldogs Perfect Season

    By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com For the first time this season Bowie State University (BSU) needed their offense to bail them out, but it wasn’t meant to be.  After a perfect regular season where...

    Saxby’s Café Opens At Bowie State

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com There is no experience like practical work experience for college students who hope to work in the food service or restaurant industry. Now those who wish to gain the...

    Largo H.S. Teacher Faces Charges After Fight with Student

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com After what has been referred to as a “horrific” altercation at Largo High School, a teacher has been accused of child abuse and second degree assault following a physical...

    Faith and Fashion Week Hosts Runway Grand Finale

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The sixth annual Faith & Fashion Week grand finale took place Nov.16 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Silver Spring, to celebrate the incorporation of faithful fashionistas. Showcasing many...

    Byrd Becomes Greenbelt’s New Mayor

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com Colin Byrd has been a fighter since he first stepped onto campus at the University of Maryland.  After delivering the activist blows that led to the name of a...

    Bulldogs Will Host Division II Playoffs Again

    By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Two years ago Bowie State was shackled by the same championship ghosts that surround Fayetteville State.  The Bulldogs had proven they were clearly the best team in their division,...

    Adams Elected As Bowie’s First Black Mayor

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com After more than two decades, the City of Bowie has a new mayor and for the first time in its history, he is Black. In what came as a shock...
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