Friday, December 4, 2020

Prince George's County News

PGCPS Won’t Reopen Schools Before February

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Less than a week after reaching an agreement to rebuild several new buildings, Prince George’s County Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson promised that the system would not be reopening for in-person learning prior to...

First Time Voters Share Feelings on Journey to the Ballot Box

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com First time voters are projected to be key in the 2020 election, and young people are making their voices heard. According to PBS Newshour, of the 50 million people who had voted by Oct. 25, five...

Rural County Defied Election Conventional Wisdom Will It Repeat Today?

By Tory Young  Stereotypically, President Donald Trump gets support from the rural areas instead of cities.  On Nov. 3, at a polling site, a Black person by the name of Louis said he was voting for Joe Biden because "Well first...

Steady Stream of Voters Break Participation Records

By Lana Shellman Special to the AFRO Here at the Show Place Arena on Pennsylvania Avenue in Prince George’s County, on the afternoon of Nov. 3, there was no line outside and no voters inside.  A few voters were leaving the building...

Emphatic ‘Yes’ Vote From Mom, Stubborn ‘No’ From Her Son

By Wayne Dawkins Special to the AFRO Lorraine Corry-Moore of the suburban-rural city Suffolk, Va. said she was dressed to represent. It was 9:30 a.m. Election Day Tuesday and Corry-Moore had just cast her vote at Temple Beth El congregation, a...

25 Under 30

The AFRO is looking for community activists in the DMV.  Please send name or contact information to editor@afro.com.  In the subject line please put #25under30.

Hyattsville Mayor Creates ‘Our Black Party’

By Mark Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Hyattsville Mayor Candace B. Hollingsworth is juggling many things leading up to the Nov. 3 presidential election. She’s governing a significant racial divide. Hollingsworth is stepping out from the shadows of her community to affect...

Disagreements on PGCPS New School Funding

By Mark Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com On Oct. 22, the Prince George’s County School Board voted 8-3 to build six new schools to replace buildings that had been obsolete for at least 20 years. However, the public private partnership, known as...

#WordinBlack: Names On School Buildings Tell Our Story

By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO “Richard Montgomery was a slave owning general whose claim to fame was a failed invasion of Canada during the American Revolutionary War.”  The Change.org petition filed by the students and stakeholders of Richard Montgomery High...

#GOTV: Prince George’s County NAACP is On a Roll

By Charnyse Burton Special to the AFRO With days to go before the Nov. 3 election, the NAACP of Prince George's County is encouraging people to take advantage of early voting, which started Oct. 26 in Maryland.  The organization’s slogan is "Black...

The Black Man and His Vote

By Reginald Williams Special to the AFRO Resolute in his mission and unmoved by the Klu Klux Klan's threats, Maceo Snipes walked into a Taylor County polling place and cast his vote in Georgia's Democratic primary. Snipes was the only African-American...

AFRO Co-Hosts `The People’s Hearing’

By AFRO Staff Almost 90 years ago in 1934, the AFRO reported on racist police brutality and murder at the hands of law enforcement in Prince George’s County with the case of Kater Stevens. Stevens was taken from his car...

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