Jan. 20, 2021 will be a historic moment for our country as we watch the first woman and first Black person be sworn in as vice president of the United States. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' position represents excitement and hope for many people in the country and in Prince George's Cou…
For those of you who follow my writing in the Sentinel newspapers, you are probably aware that as far back as September of 2019, yes, 2019, that I, like many other pundits, expected a Joe Biden candidacy to likely be successful in the Midwest states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan an…
After Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black medical worker, was killed by police officers in Kentucky, the grand jury indicted a former police officer who was involved in the shooting for wanton endangerment. They did not announce any charges against the two officers who also shot, nor did the…
If police are our body guards, who are theirs? Surely it can’t be the patrol of lawyers tailing behind law enforcement officials with their briefcases of cash to bail them out? Or could it be the small shiny badge that officers hold to serve as a get-out-of-jail-free card? Regardless, it is …
After mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the nation began to speculate whether President Trump would go against Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish and fill the vacancy left by her death, and more notably who he would fill her seat with.
BETHESDA, MD-- On Friday, September 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died in her Washington, D.C. home from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by family during this time.
ROCKVILLE – Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, who has represented Maryland’s 7th district in the House of Representatives since 1996, died on Oct. 17 at a hospice center in Baltimore. Cummings’ office reported that the democratic congressman died at approximately 2:30 a.m. from “complications concerning long-standing health challenges” at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 68 years […]
By Horus Alas Capital News Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Oct. 16 over whether to uphold Virginia’s life sentences without parole imposed on Washington-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo for murders and other crimes committed when he was 17. Malvo and his partner, John Allen Muhammad, terrorized Washington D.C., […]
SEABROOK – Several members of Congress that represent Maryland expressed their support of the decision made by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi to start an impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 on President Donald Trump following the news that he may have withheld military aid funding for Ukraine to start an investigation against presidential candidate Joe […]
ROCKVILLE — In response to a decision to not ban a popular pesticide, six states, including Maryland, have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hoping to get it banned. Maryland has joined California, New York, Washington, Massachusetts and Vermont in suing the Trump Administration’s decision on the pesticide. In July, the EPA announced it would […]
SEABROOK – In response to a change in a federal immigration rule, Maryland, along with 13 other states, has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration. On Aug. 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a change in the “public charge” rule, which means that the federal government will place greater emphasis on […]
LAUREL — Communities around the county celebrated the annual National Night Out on Aug. 6, where residents had the chance to interact with law enforcement members in a family-friendly environment where small children especially could get the chance to see police in a non-threatening space. The community-building event sought to promote positive relationships between police […]
SEABROOK – Three mass shootings in one week, including two incidents within 15 hours on Aug. 3, killed 34 people in different sectors of the United States, leaving many citizens to ask for solutions to solve the growing number of gun-related killings sprees in the country. The series of events began on July 28 around […]
WASHINGTON – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 that sent astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin to the moon, NASA programmed several events from July 16-20 around the country to celebrate the mission. Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the moon, a feat […]
SEABROOK – Former Hyattsville resident and current Lt. Gov. of Virginia Justin Fairfax announced his resignation from his post at Morrison and Foerster law firm on July 1 after being placed on paid leave following accusations of the sexual allegations made in February. Fairfax has worked for the law firm since September 2018 but has […]
MIAMI, FL — Candidates hoping to be tapped for the Democratic presidential nominee talked over one another and took jabs during the first two democratic debates broadcast live on NBC. In a two-night event on June 26-27, 20 of the 24 total candidates vying for the Democratic nomination were eligible to participate in a debate […]
LARGO – County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, in conjunction with Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD), announced on June 26 a fundamental change in the way county officials plan to corporate with ICE and immigration officials moving forward. The county will not assist ICE officials in noncriminal, civil deportations but will contact the federal agency when an […]
COLLEGE PARK – County officials reaffirmed their interest in the relocation of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to Prince George’s after the agency announced it would survey land in Beltsville for their new headquarters. During her State of the Union address on June 11, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks mentioned the possible relocation of […]
UPPER MARLBORO — At their meeting on June 4, the Prince George’s County Council received a briefing on small cell towers and what fifth-generation cellular networks (5G) could mean for the future of Prince George’s County. The briefing gave an overview of small cell technology from the perspective of the government and outlined policy considerations […]
ROCKVILLE – The Department of Justice released a redacted version of the Special Counsel’s Report, which detailed Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election and cleared the president of cooperation with the Russian government in the form of collusion. The report, written by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, spelled out how the Russian government attempted […]
NATIONAL HARBOR – A Germantown resident stole a truck and planned to run over people in the developed areas of the National Harbor in a terrorist-inspired attack before being arrested on March 28, federal prosecutors say. In a motion for detention document filed on April 8, Rondell Henry, 28, is in federal custody after Prince […]
ANNAPOLIS — A roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) brought together elected officials, public health experts, community leaders and stakeholders to discuss causes and solutions to the gun violence epidemic on April 1. Sarbanes noted the number of recent mass shootings that seem to be becoming the “new normal” from the Capital Gazette […]
By Elle Meyers Special to The Sentinel WASHINGTON D.C — The Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of a cross-shaped World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland on Feb. 27. The 40-foot cross stands on a service strip between two roads about six miles outside of Washington, D.C, and has come under considerable […]
GREENBELT — In a detention hearing for Christopher Paul Hasson who was allegedly caught stockpiling weapons and drugs to target prominent Democratic leaders and journalists, Judge Charles Day ruled that Hasson be held without bail and gave the prosecution 14 days to come up with further evidence to prove that Hasson intended to act on […]
BOWIE — The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County (PGSPCA) received a $2,500 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) which will go toward its new program that will treat sick and injured shelter animals in Prince George’s County, prevent them from being euthanized and allow them to find […]
GREENBELT – Earth’s global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth hottest since 1880, continuing a streak of record high temperatures, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The causes are varied, but according to Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the rise in temperature is primarily […]
HYATTSVILLE – As Virginia Lt. and former Hyattsville resident Gov. Justin Fairfax denies two accusations of sexual assault, the president of his former high school agrees with the calls for an investigation. While the school cannot specifically comment about the case on Fairfax, DeMatha Catholic High School President Rev. James R. Day said that it […]
BOWIE — Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) met with federal government employees and contractors along with members of the faith community on Feb. 2 at Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church to discuss their efforts to keep the government open and hear how the partial government shutdown affected them. The 35-day stoppage, […]
OXON HILL — The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) held its 14th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 26, where over 200 activists jumped into the Potomac River to bring awareness to climate change at National Harbor. “Impacts of climate change are everywhere. We know it,” said CCAN Director Mike Tidwell. “The scientists tell us […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In one of his final and most noteworthy executive tasks of 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Ashanti Alert Act, a bill creating a nationwide alert system for missing and endangered adults between the ages of 18 and 64. The legislation, signed only hours before New Year’s Day, was named after Ashanti […]
SEABROOK – When the polls closed in Maryland last Tuesday, the status quo was in full swing as frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both garnered resounding victories in their respective primaries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Belgium last week, local residents are continuing on with their lives.
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination following the results of Monday’s Iowa caucus.
DES MOINES, Iowa – The elephant in the room during Thursday’s Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa wasn’t one of the seven candidates on the stage, but rather the one that was missing.
WASHINGTON – For the first time in United States history, a pope addressed the congressional body of the country as a whole. On Thursday afternoon, before taking off to New York, Pope Francis spoke with Congress and the American people on a number of issues close to his heart.
BALTMORE – Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who has served Congress longer than any woman in history and was the first woman to chair the Appropriations Committee, announced Monday she will retire from the Senate after five terms in office.
LAUREL – In 2009, her senior year of high school, Pratishtha Khanna’s mother dragged her to the advising office of Howard Community College in Columbia, determined to get her daughter enrolled in college.
NATIONAL HARBOR – For the first time since 1962, the Scripps National Spelling Bee declared co-champions. Ansun Sujoe of Texas and Sriran Hathwar of New York beat 279 other contestants to become the 90th and 91st Bee winners.
Earlier this month Exelon Corporation agreed to acquire Pepco Holdings, Inc. in an all-cash $6.8 billion transaction and local legislators remain cautiously optimistic about the deal.
Accidental falls make up the majority of hospital visits for seniors living alone. Despite the healthy desire to be independent and self-reliant, living alone presents challenges for older adults or those losing their mobility.
While many welcome the arrival of warmer temperatures with open arms, people with seasonal allergies and asthma may be bracing themselves with boxes of tissues and asthma medications this season
ADELPHI, Md. – President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that some major tech companies will invest $750 million in his ConnectED initiative, which aims to connect 99 percent of US schools to high-speed wireless Internet within the next five years.