New Senate Budget Raises Eyebrows

In a contentious, sometimes, emotional hearing on March 23, Maryland’s state senators wrangled over the state’s budget, trying to strike the delicate balance between funding programs and cutting the state’s deficit. However, for Prince George’s...

Group Launches Campaign Against Poverty in the District

One in five residents in the District of Columbia lives in poverty and many earn less than $11 an hour on their jobs. As a result of the recession, the gap between the haves...

Community Organization Assists Pr. George’s Poor

With Prince George’s County facing unprecedented economic struggles, it has turned to United Communities against Poverty (UCAP) to help serve its most desperate citizens. “What makes UCAP really unique is that it has so many...

District to Ponder Cultivating Medical Marijuana

Now that the District has given its nod to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, for those individuals that stand to benefit there’s one more hurdle to overcome: the ability to grow the...

District Ahead of Some Health Reform Provisions

Now that President Barack Obama has signed a law into effect that finalizes his health care overhaul, the next step is to determine how soon implementation — beginning at the state and local levels...

Juvenile Therapy Program Expansion to be Tested in Prince George’s

In Prince George’s County, the need for further supervision of juveniles has led  Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) to expand its multisystemic therapy program -- an intensive , family-based intervention project designed to...

Rhee Testifies on DCPS’ Performance

When it comes to accounting for the performance of District of Columbia Public Schools, Chancellor Michelle Rhee officially reports to the mayor. But that was hardly the case earlier this week as she patiently...

County Executive Candidates Spar over Campaign Finance

Controversy over Rushern Baker’s campaign finance has become the first big issue of this year’s election season. While Baker may have formally announced his candidacy for Prince George’s County executive on March 17, controversy...

Prince George’s Town Meeting Draws Thousands

About 1,000 people were expected to attend but the “Envision  Prince George’s  21st Century  Town Meeting,” by the end of the event, at least 2,000 more had shown up, setting a milestone in Prince...

Ward 8 Residents Demand Re-Opening of Turner Elementary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of Ward 8 residents have joined forces with Councilman Marion Barry in denouncing the stalled renovations of three schools that have been closed since 2008. According to Barry who...

District Event Fetes Young Artists

The second annual DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition and Night of DC-CAPital Stars Gala drew more than 400 persons to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 8. The show kicked off...

Pr. George’s Native Translates Life Experiences into Novel

Mahogany Woodland is a young Prince George’s County native and a person of many talents.  She’s a teacher, has her postgraduate degree and now can add author to her list of titles. Woodland’s first book,...

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