Letter: Shukoor Ahmed, Independent candidate

News - on: Sep 10, 2014
Why am I an independent candidate?
Have you ever dealt with banks, insurance companies or businesses that take their consumers for granted? Read More...

Raaheela Ahmed Named Student Rep on Maryland University Board

News - on: Aug 20, 2014
Published: Richard Springer
Raaheela Ahmed, 21, this fall entering her senior year at the University of Maryland, College Park, has been named by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley a student representative on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Her one-year term began July 1. Read More...

Maryland entrepreneur designs ‘Aam Aadmi’ app mpConnect for India’s political parties, elections

News - on: Jan 14, 2014
Published: Deepak Chitnis
A mobile app designed and backed by Maryland-based entrepreneur Shukoor Ahmed is aiming to bring political transparency to the Indian Parliamentary system, particularly with the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections, starting in April. Read More...

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Shukoor Ahmed
Unaffiliated candidate for House of Delegates, 23A

Stamp of approval: Through postage, Bowie resident keeps pieces of history

News - on: Dec 10, 2013
Published: Chase Cook, Staff writer
Sending letters leads to serious deliberation for Bowie resident Shukoor Ahmed.
After all, his stamp selection could mean the difference between someone casually looking at a butterfly nestled on the top right corner of an envelope or being inspired by a Harry Potter Read More...

JFK stamp on a boy who missed him

News - on: Nov 23, 2013
Published: K.P. NAYAR
Shukoor Ahmed was only a year old when John F. Kennedy died on this day 50 years ago. By the time this Indian American was 10 years old, two iconic figures had made lasting impressions on his young mind: Mahatma Gandhi and JFK. Read More...

V-Empower creates a mobile phone App to connect with MP

News - on: Nov 13, 2013
V-Empower Inc. has designed and developed a mobile application called mpConnect which allows Indian citizens to connect and interact with their Member of Parliament. Read More...

Prince George's Student Board of Ed Member Finishes Term

News - on: July 13, 2013
Published: Jenni Pompi (Editor)
After a year filled with success, but also some challenges, Shabnam Ahmed ended her term last week as the student member of the board with the Prince George’s County Board of Education. Read More...

‘In complete shock’ over Baker’s decision

News - on: Apr 04, 2013
Published: Shukoor Ahmed
I have been a resident of Prince George’s County for 25 years. I ran for the Maryland House of Delegates in 1998, having articulated the need for greater public school choice and competition as a part of my platform, thus I was labeled by the incumbents as a Republican. Read More...

A hotline for MPs

News - on: Apr 11, 2013
It has become a ritual for all the Mem ber of Parliament's to visit their respective constituency once in five years just to ensure that their vote bank is full. And, once they are elected they do not bother interacting or engaging with the people who voted them to power. Read More...

Position of student member of Prince George’s school board should be redefined

News - on: Jan 17, 2013
Published: Marcel Adams, Oxon Hill
Prince George’s County public schools contain over 124,000 students who look to adults to teach them to be college- and career-ready. Read More...

White House Fellowships 10 South Asians are among 108 regional finalists

News - on: Jan 17, 2013
Published: Ela Dutt
The White House has selected 10 South Asian Americans among the 108 Regional Finalists for the 2005-06 White House Fellows Program — one of the nation’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. The list was announced late last month. Read More...

Prince George’s Board of Education chooses leadership

News - on: Dec 04, 2012
Published Ovetta Wiggins
Source: The Washington Post
Verjeana Jacobs, who narrowly won reelection for her District 5 seat, was selected to lead the Prince George’s County Board of Education Monday night. Read More...

Bowie Election Results 2012

News - on: Nov 07, 2012
Published Jenni Pompi (Patch Staff)
With almost 53 percent of the vote incumbent Verjeana Jacobs has been declared the unofficial winner of the District 5 school board race. Read More...

Ahmed praised

News - on: Oct 18, 2012
Published KIRAN KAUR
High school biology teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
When I was a senior at University of Maryland, College Park, I interviewed Raaheela Ahmed for the position of a presenter for Partners in Print, Read More...

Another setback for Prince George’s schools

News - on: July 04, 2012
Published By: Editorial Board
Source: TheWashingtonPost
THE DEPARTURE of William R. Hite Jr. as Prince George’s County school superintendent is a squandered opportunity. Not only is it a giant step backward for a school system Read More...

Pr. George’s faces an education reality check

News - on: June 26, 2012
Published By: Editorial Board
Source: TheWashingtonPost
THE FINE SCHOOL superintendent of Prince George’s County is thinking of leaving. Sadly, the question that arises is not why he would go but why he has stayed as long as he has. Read More...

Bond Mill Elementary takes top spot in First in Math program

News - on: June 13, 2012
Published: Sara Toth
Prince George's County elementary and middle school students were recently recognized for their skills in an online math program.
First in Math, which was provided to third- through eighth-grade students in the county, is an online program that features math challenges, from single-step addition to complex algebra, in a game-like format. Read More...

Bowie High Junior to Serve as School Board Student Member

News - on: June 5, 2012
Publisehd: Jenni Pompi (Patch Staff)
Bowie High School Junior Shabnam Ahmed has been elected by the Prince George’s Regional Association of Student Governments (PGRASG) to represent more than 30 middle and high schools as the student member of the Board of Education for 2012-2013. Read More...

Prince George’s County school board has a new student member

News - on: June 01, 2012
Published Ovetta Wiggins
Source: TheWashingtonPost
The general election isn’t until November, but the Prince George’s County school board has a new member: Shabnam Ahmed. Read More...

Young Indian American wins school board election primaries

News - on: Apr 16, 2012
A young Indian American has created history of sorts after winning the primaries in a school board election in the State of Maryland. Read More...

Young Indian American wins school board election primaries

News - on: Apr 16, 2012
A young Indian American has created history of sorts after winning the primaries in a school board election in the State of Maryland. Read More...

Burroughs, Ahmed and Murray Aiming For Prince George's Board Seats

News - on: Mar 29, 2012
Oxon Hill, Md. (WUSA) Two teenagers and a student who just turned 20 are aiming to capture seats on the Prince George's County Board of Education. Read More...

On the Move - Business edition

News - on: Jan 14, 2010
Published Daily Record Staff
Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, of Owings Mills and Hagerstown, and Bernard B. Cohen & Co., of Baltimore, have merged. Read More...

Website lets users register, get absentee ballots and find polls

News - on: Sep 23, 2008
Published: Staff Reports
Only a few weeks remain to get ready for the November 4th Elections. And while more Americans are expected to vote this year than ever before, many still haven't climbed onboard. Read More...

V-Empower, Inc. Tops Deloitte's Maryland Technology Fast 50 Ranking

News - on: Sep 23, 2008
Published: Staff Reports
oFastest-Growing Technology Companies, With 9,268 Percent Growth Over Five Years Read More...


News - on: May 05, 2008
Published: David Stegon
Usually on Cinco de Mayo we’re debating the pros and cons of putting a lime in our Corona, but the ongoing Democratic presidential nomination contest has us pondering weightier matters. Read More...

The Washington Business Journal Announces Finalists for Greater Washington's Minority Business Leaders

News - on: Apr 11, 2008
Published: The Washington Business Journal
The Washington Business Journal is pleased to announce the following finalists in its first Minority Business Leaders awards program: Read More...

A birdie eye's view, new Web site lets golfers fly over courses for free

News - on: Feb 25, 2008
Published: SBR67
A Millersville company is giving golfers a reason to yell "Foresight."
This month ( launched on the Web, providing virtual fly-overs of golf courses all over the country. The site provides golfers a bird's eye view of the ground they're going to play before they even hit the first tee. Read More...

Gov. O’Malley Names Jane Nishida Commission on APA Affairs Chair
Top Leaders Compose the Expanded Commission

News - on: Jan 11, 2008
Published Jay Chen
Source: asianfortunenews
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced the appointment of Jane Nishida as the new chair of the newly-expanded Governor’s Read More...

V-Empower tops Fast 50

Press Release - on: Oct 03, 2007
Published: Staff and wire reports
With revenue growth of 9,268 percent over the past five years, V-Empower Inc., of Bowie,   Read More...

V-Empower, Inc. Tops Deloitte's Maryland Technology Fast 50 Ranking of Fastest-Growing Technology Companies, With 9,268 Percent Growth Over Five Years

Press Release - on: Oct 02, 2007
Source: Baltimore Business Journal
V-Empower, Inc. Tops Deloitte's Maryland Technology Fast 50 Ranking of Fastest-Growing Technology Companies, With 9,268 Percent Growth Over Five Years Read More...

Where are the students?

News - on: Apr 19, 2007
Published: Dennis Carter | Staff Writer
Source: Gazette.Net
A few local media fought the gusting wind and sideways rain Monday to interview Prince George’s County high school students working on Bowie State University’s heralded super computer. Read More...

Ahmed’s knowledge could be an asset to the county

News - on: Sep 7, 2006
Published: Herb Gillis
Source: Gazette.Net
I have been a longtime worker in the field of civic advocacy, trying to provide a way for the people of Maryland to voice their opinion at the county, state and federal levels of government Read More...

Candidates in state elections meet in Bowie forum

News - on: Aug 31, 2006
Published: Jason Flanagan | Staff Writer
Source: Gazette.Net
Candidates for four county and state races faced off in a forum in Bowie last week and tackled issues relating to development, education and zoning authority. Read More...

Will he or won’t he? Baker calls for debates with Johnson

News - on: Aug 24, 2006
Published: Judson Berger | Staff Writer
Source: Gazette.Net
Giant chicken with a bullhorn.
That was the scene outside the County Administration Building Friday, as county exec candidate Rushern Baker tried to lure incumbent Jack Johnson from his fifth floor office into showing up for at least one debate. Read More...

Shukoor Ahmed Launches Tool to Map Crime in Prince Georges County

News - on: Aug 20, 2006
Published: Media News
Shukoor Ahmed is a Democratic candidate for State Delegate in District 23A. He is a businessman and CEO of an Information Technology company that he founded in early 2000. Read More...

e-democracy on three wheels

News - on: Nov 17, 2004
Published: Life Hyderabad
We always like our democracy to be dressed up in funky garbs, with loads of make-up. But the mode of publicising the same can really be down to earth. Or that's what two websites, Read More...

Shukoor Ahmed
V-Empower Inc. has made a Big Difference in 2004's Presidential Election

News - on: Nov 4, 2004
Published: Reachout's Newsmaker
When he thought of seeking a public office to serve in 1998, everyone in his family and friends thought that he was crazy (with a different accent/name/color and obviously Read More...

Indian start-up helps US voters to register online

News - on: Oct 18, 2004
Published: V. Rishi Kumar
WHILE the US presidential elections are now at an exciting phase, an Indian technology start-up is contributing its might by helping online registrations to meet the diverse requirements of various States and providing a facility for `absentee ballot' registration. Read More...

Shukoor Ahmed
Washingtom Post features Hyderabadi who Wants to Give Small Organizations Web Expertise

News - on: Nov 3, 2003
Published: Newsmakers from Hyderabad
A product of Osmania University, armed with BS in Computer Information System from Strayer University and a MA in Public Policy from American University, with a major in Lobbying and minor in Campaign Management, this multi-faceted personality founded V-Empower in 1999, since then Shukoor is the CEO. Read More...

Web site might help increase voter interest

News - on: Feb 14, 2002
Published: Mike Walbert
The goal of is to generate knowledge of politics and the legislative process.
Voters can now exercise fingertip access to the American political process thanks Read More...