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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Diabetes Education Classes to be Offered in at Gaithersburg and White Oak Libraries

Montgomery County residents can learn how to manage their diabetes by attending free monthly education classes at Gaithersburg and White Oak libraries starting in March. According to a news release, the African American Health Program (AAHP), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is sponsoring the event a long with a Diabetes Dining […]

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March 6, 2015 | Aline Barros

After “I, Too, Am BCC,” Students Plan to Produce “I, Too, Am MCPS” (VIDEO)

To highlight a pattern of racial stereotyping, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Students released a video called “I, Too, Am B-CC.” The students also plan to produce “I, Too, Am MCPS.” “They shared things that I was sort of shocked to hear. Things they seem to think as normal to me seemed the opposite,” said Sarah […]

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February 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Racial Stereotypes at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Focus of Powerful Video

A powerful video, “I, Too, Am B-CC [High School],” explores racial stereotypes at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Montgomery County as students share their personal experiences and opine on their future. Inspired by the social campaign, “I too, am Harvard,” the video is produced by Makdes Hailu and directed and edited by Orlando Pinder. It […]

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February 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

MCPS Has Highest Grad Rate for African American Males in Nation

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has the highest graduation rate for African American males among the nation’s largest school districts, according to a report released Wednesday. The Schott Foundation for Public Education released a report Wednesday entitled Black Lives Matter: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males. The report highlights opportunities, […]

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June 19, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Police and Fire Respond to a Black Bear Up a Tree at NIH

Update: MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk reports the bear came down from the tree in response to the noisemakers and started running. Police with tranquilizer guns went after the bear, chasing it through the NIH campus. Original post: Police and fire rescue crews are on the scene at NIH where a black bear has been spotted in […]

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January 30, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Silver Spring’s Daryl Davis Breaks Racial Barriers (Video)

Grammy-award winning musician and Silver Spring resident Daryl Davis plays in a band for a living. But his passion is finding the answer to a question that burned his conscience for years. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the story of how Davis set out to become the first black man to interview members of the Ku […]

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