Maryland state Delegate Darryl Barnes, president of Men Aiming Higher, hands out turkeys during the organization's 5th annual Thanksgiving Basket Outreach in Morningside, Md., on Nov. 21. Photo by Shevry Lassiter
Prince George's County

Md. Lawmaker’s Organization Gives Away Food at Annual Thanksgiving Event

Turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes. Cans of corn, string beans and gravy. Those were just some of the delicacies low-income residents and senior citizens received Saturday to share and eat with their families as part of the 5th annual Men Aiming Higher “Thanksgiving Basket Outreach” in Prince George’s County. [read more…]

Prince George's County Sheriff Melvin High talks about the importance of law enforcement during a roundtable discussion on 21st century policing at the sheriff's office in Upper Marlboro on Nov. 13. Photo by William J. Ford
Prince George's County

Prince George’s Co. Holds Discussion on Modern-Day Policing

Police and sheriff departments need to be more transparent, hire a more diverse workforce and instill trust with the community.

Those were just three of the dozens of recommendations mentioned Friday, Nov. 13 at a law enforcement roundtable held at the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office in Upper Marlboro. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) led the discussion which focused on a report by President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
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Warren Christopher kicked off his campaign for Maryland's 4th Congressional District on Nov. 11 at the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metro station in Capitol Heights. Patricia Little
Prince George's County

Military Vet Warren Christopher Launches Campaign for Congress

Warren Christopher officially kicked off his campaign Wednesday for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District at the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metro station in Capitol Heights for two reasons: he’s a military veteran and to talk with commuters who live inside the Beltway. [read more…]

Eric Brown (Courtesy of Prince George's County government)
Prince George's County

Eric Brown Named MAHC’s Housing Person of the Year

An affordable rental housing advocate in Prince George’s County who’s spent more than 30 years ensuring accommodations for low- and moderate-income families and individuals has been named Housing Person of the Year. Eric Brown, director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development, was honored in late October during the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition’s 15-year anniversary celebration.
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Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker (3rd from left), Carol Thompson Cole (4th from left), president and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners, and Suitland High School Principal Nate Newman (2nd from right) stand with other partners in front of Suitland High School's Annabelle Ferguson Auditorium in Forestville, Md., on Nov. 4 to announce Venture's partnership with county schools to raise $15 million for a college-prep program. Photo by Roy Lewis
Prince George's County

D.C. Philanthropy Group Organizes $15M Campaign in Prince George’s Co.

Amid a pep-rally-like atmosphere Wednesday at Suitland High School in Forestville, Maryland, a District-based philanthropy group announced it would spearhead a $15 million fundraising campaign to help prepare high school students for college and obtain careers. [read more…]

Hundreds of Prince George’s County residents file into the gym at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex in Fort Washington to cast their ballots on Oct. 27, the first day of Maryland's early-voting period. Photo by Shevry Lassiter
Prince George's County

A Voter’s Guide for Election Day in Prince George’s County

Voters in four municipalities in Prince George’s County will go to the polls Tuesday to elect a mayor and city council members. The cities include Bowie, College Park, Greenbelt and Laurel. Some voters will choose a new mayor, while others will have a new person represent them in a particular district
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Ribbon cutting for the opening of Artomatic in New Carrollton with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and other strong supporters and advocates on Friday, Oct. 30. Robert R. Roberts
Prince George's County

Art Festival Comes to Prince George’s County

Art enthusiasts looking to see eclectic pieces such as baby dolls wearing helmets and hanging from the ceiling can visit Artomatic’s first art festival in Prince George’s County for the next five weeks. Paul Christopher White of Largo produced a risqué piece of art called “Hot! Boom” that features pictures of Betty Boo, a slice of cherry cheesecake and women in provocative poses on playing cards.
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