By Victoria Daniels Special to the AFRO What used to be Hunter Memorial AME Church, buzzed with excitement and chatter of community members coming together for the Feb. 14 opening of Creative Suitland, the new arts center in the D.C. suburb. Creative Suitland is the product of the Revenue Authority and Joe’s Movement Emporium teaming […]
A Bryans Road teen and Charles County Public Schools student was shot and killed Tuesday night in the driveway of his home and three suspects are currently in custody, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.
“A mind for the law and a heart for the people” is the campaign theme of one of Charles County’s newest candidates for circuit court judge, a legal expert who is licensed to practice law in both Maryland and Washington,…
Questions about why county staff recommended a bid $2.1 million more than the low bid for the first phase of the Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park were asked last week.
By AFRO Staff More than 300 people were killed, 99 years ago, in a massacre that destroyed booming African-American businesses and took the lives of entrepreneurs in a Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood called Greenwood, an area otherwise known as “Black Wall Street.” In commemoration of Black Wall Street, Black History Month and a love for fashion, […]
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday lashed out at a Democratic proposal to expand the sales tax to services and raise $2.6 billion, saying it would have a catastrophic impact on the state economy. The plan is billed as a way to pay for a $4 billion per year expansion of education funding under the ...
By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Did you know Robert Lawrence could have been the first African-American astronaut in space? Did you know Ed Dwight might have been the first African-American astronaut on the moon, but couldn’t “make the cut?” While the acclaimed book and motion picture Hidden Figures told the dramatic story of […]
The Maryland Judiciary has implemented a new parenting plan process to ensure the parties involved in custody matters focus on the best interests of children and put them at the core of decision-making, according to a judiciary press release.
Places To Go Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations: Local boards of elections Motor Vehicle Administration offices State Department of Health offices Local Department of Social Services offices Offices on Aging Recruitment offices of the…
By Ronda Racha Penrice Urban News Service Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love” Oscar win for Best Animated Short Film on Feb. 9 was a victory for natural hair. Cherry’s film features a young father who, in his wife’s absence, does their daughter’s hair for the very first time. The young dad wears his own hair […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, has announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition is now open for submissions.