Prince George's County residents participate in a rally outside the administration building in Upper Marlboro on Sept. 26 calling for school and legislative reform amid recent allegations of child abuse in the school system. Photo by William J. Ford
Prince George's County

Residents Call for Baker Resignation, New School Leadership at Rally

About two dozen parents and child advocates rallied outside the county administration building in Upper Marlboro, calling for the resignation of County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, schools system CEO Kevin Maxwell and school board Chairman Segun Eubanks and Vice Chairman Carolyn Boston in the wake of a string of accusations of neglect and abuse of vulnerable students. [read more…]

From left: Britta Vander Linden, EDC Chief of Staff; Tony Marshall, Ve Water owner; Cynthia Morrison, founder of Children First Community Urgent Care; Shelly Gross-Wade, FSC First president and CEO; Jim Coleman, EDC president and CEO; Darla Garrett, Maryland Department of Financing program manager; Nichelle Holmes, EDC development manager; Al Tillman, Ve Water owner; Henry Turner, Marlton Golf Club owner; and Vann Jones, Marlton Golf Club owner
Prince George's County

EDC’s ‘Thirsty for Business Thursday’ Event Draws Record Crowds

The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation recently took its signature networking event, “Thirsty (for Business) Thursday,” to another level, as more than 300 people gathered at the Marlton Golf Club in Upper Marlboro to network and celebrate ‘Economic Development Week’ in Maryland. [read more…]

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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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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Rep. Donna Edwards chats with the Rev. Tony Lee at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th annual legislative conference in northwest D.C. on Sept. 16. Photo by Travis Riddick
Prince George's County

Donna Edwards: Reflects on Her Past and Future

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) hosted two sessions last week – the first addressing the political power of Black millennials and the second examining the gap between Blacks and whites in organ donations during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference in Northwest. [read more…]

From left: Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Jim Coleman, EDC Acting Workforce Services Director Walter Simmons and U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Michael Michaud congratulate Army veteran Clinton Campbell on his conditional job offer for security services at the recent "Operation 500" Veteran Jobs and Resource Fair on Sept. 12. (Courtesy of EDC)
Prince George's County

Obama Official Gives Thumbs-Up to Prince George’s Jobs Initiative

At the launch of its Sept. 12 veterans jobs recruitment fair that commemorated the second installation of “Operation 500,” the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation welcomed top Obama administration official Michael Michaud, assistant secretary for veterans. [read more…]