Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (right) and public schools CEO Kevin Maxwell speak to reporters outside Glassmanor Elementary in Oxon Hill on Aug. 29, the first day of school for the county's Head Start program. Photo by William J. Ford
Prince George's County

County Council Presses Prince George’s Schools on Abuse Scandals

Prince George’s County Council grilled school officials for more than two hours Monday, Sept. 19 on how the school system will improve amid allegations of child abuse in the Head Start program and on a school bus. Although the council doesn’t hire and fire school employees, it holds sway as the authority over the county’s education budget.
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Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III speaks during a Washington Redskins rally outside the administration building in Upper Marlboro on Sept. 7. (Mike Yourishin/Office of the County Executive)
Prince George's County

Prince George’s Vies for Redskins’ Affection

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan — and he has at least 6 million reasons to keep his beloved burgundy and gold in the county. The county is projected to receive $6 million in tax revenue generated by the eight Redskins home games this year at FedEx Field in Landover, money that Baker said is as important to the county as the team itself.
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Rep. Barbara Lee (right) speaks during a discussion on the state of housing in black America at the 46th annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation legislative conference at the Washington Convention Center in D.C. on Sept. 15. Photo by William J. Ford
Homeownership

Black Homeownership at Crisis Level, CBCF Panel Says

The homeownership rate in the Black community was at nearly 50 percent a dozen years ago. Today, the figure stands at 41.5 percent and could get worse, experts warn. The topic was discussed for more than two hours Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference at the Washington Convention Center in northwest D.C.
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