Friday, January 22, 2021

Prince George's County News

Haitian Native Perseveres through Tragedy

During the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti in January, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) student Jemima Pierre-Jacques was powerless to help any family or friends affected by the disaster in her homeland. The death of her father and over...

Ehrlich to Halt Purple Line Project if Re-Elected

Robert Ehrlich (R), former governor of Maryland, recently made comments that have ruffled the feathers of many officials in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Ehrlich, who announced a bid for the state’s top office last August, opposes the Purple...

Pr. George’s Bus Driver Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Scott Smallwood, a 27-year-old Upper Marlboro resident and bus driver for Prince George’s County Public Schools, was arrested on May 21 at a Prince George’s County bus depot in Brandywine on charges of child pornography. According to court documents, a...

Duncan Praises Pr. George’s Public Schools for Student Achievement

In a visit to Bladensburg Elementary School today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised Prince George’s County for its commitment to improving school performance. “What they’ve done here in Prince George’s County has been great example of the type of...

Industrial Teams With Ebenezer To Increase Financial Literacy

Ebenezer Church believes its financial situation was misrepresented in a Reuters story earlier this year. This is part two of AFRO coverage about the mischaracterization. When the perfect storm of economic disaster and real estate collapse happened, citizens, businesses and...

Six Flags Stages a ‘Lock Out’

Six Flags America may be facing a lawsuit over what two women say are discriminatory hiring policies. Janet Bello and Jackie Sherrill are crying foul because theme park representatives allegedly said they could only work there if they changed...

County Executive Candidate Pledges to Clean Up Prince George’s Politics

Former State Del. Rushern Baker, candidate for Prince George’s County Executive has released his proposed plan for ethics reform in the county. Baker’s “Raising Our Standards Ethics Initiative” was put in place to mitigate the political corruption that has marred...

Tart Family Creating a Legacy at Bowie State

On May 21, a family experience will come full circle when Tiara and Tonya Tart graduate from Bowie State University, a feat their father already completed. “It’s very exciting,” Tonya, 38, said. “I’m 16 years older than Tiara, so this...

PGCEDC to Hold Information Session on Recovery Act Funding

The U.S. Department of Treasury has allocated $41.5 million to Prince George’s County under the Recovery Zone Facility Bond (RZFB) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). And, on May 18 at 10:30 a.m., the Prince...

Ebenezer Church Officials Dispute Reuters Article

Officials at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington are upset over a recent Reuter’s story that they say was a distortion of the church’s finances. In the April 1 article “Holy Bubble: Churches Struck Down by Foreclosures,” the Rev. Grainger...

Lanham Resident Launches Campaign for District 23A Seat

Lanham resident and real estate attorney, Nicole Williams will officially launch her campaign for District 23A’s state delegate this week. “There are a lot great things going on in Prince George’s County and there are a lot of great things...

Suspect Sought in Largo-Area Bank Robberies

Prince George’s County Police Department has released surveillance photos of a suspect sought in several bank robberies in the Largo area. Officials say the suspect walked inside the SunTrust Bank at 24 Watkins Park Dr in Kettering on March 12,...

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