Maryland Board of Public Works approves $400 million for Prince George’s County Blue Line Corridor development

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, The Maryland Board of Public Works on Jan. 25 approved $400 million in bond funding for the Maryland Stadium Authority’s (MSA) economic development of the Blue Line Corridor, which will result in the construction of sports and entertainment facilities in Central Prince George’s County.  The memorandum of understanding


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Nichols Begged for Mercy, But Beatings Didn’t Stop

By Joseph Green-Bishop, Texas Metro News Correspondent A frightening silence fell over the city of Memphis, as others staged demonstrations across the country, including in Dallas on Botham Jean Blvd., after the release on Friday of police videos that showed the brutally fatal beating of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols.  Videos show the African American man beaten, kicked, pepper sprayed and tased by five African American