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December 7, 2015 | Willie James Inman

One-Third of Montgomery County Residents Were Born Outside the United States (PHOTOS)

In a news conference on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen stated that one-third of the county’s residents were born outside the United States. Floreen cited a report compiled by the CountyStat office that uses U.S. Census data from 2013. “We had a diversity briefing last week. Our CountyStat people have been looking at […]

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November 5, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

NIH Publishes Spanish Language Palliative Care Brochure (PHOTO)

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a component of the National Institutes of Health, recently released a new Spanish language publication that raises awareness of the benefits of pediatric palliative care among Hispanic families and caregivers. The latest brochure, Cuidados paliativos para niños: Apoyo para toda la familia cuando su hijo vive con una enfermedad […]

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a conversation with Latino leaders on Sept. 29 to talk about social justice issues that still affects the community. Each year Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Latino leaders talked about inclusion, diversity in the workforce, the use of minority-owned […]

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September 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

Latino Leaders Talk Education, Civic Engagement at Hispanic Heritage Celebration (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Latino leaders in the county, whose work on social justice issues have helped shape the community, talked about inclusion, diversity in the workforce, the use minority-owned contractors, civic engagement for Latino families, parental engagement, and more at the “The Current State of the Latino Community in Montgomery County” event in Rockville. The meeting was hosted by […]

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September 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. First things, first: It’s National Coffee Day. 2. Montgomery County Councilmembers meet today and Hispanic Heritage Month figures prominently on their agenda. 3. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have unveiled a new website that may be good news […]

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September 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Rockville (VIDEO)

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Montgomery County Council is scheduled to host a special event on “The Current State of the Latino Community in Montgomery County” on Sept 29 in Rockville. The event is expected to include Latino leaders in the county whose work on social justice issues have helped shape the community. There will […]

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September 10, 2015 | Aline Barros

NIAMS Has a New Spanish-Language Website

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease launched a new Spanish-language website to provide information free information to the Latino population. The launching coincided with National Hispanic Heritage Month and will offer health information on conditions of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. “Many diseases in our scientific portfolio, including lupus, arthritis […]

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September 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Governor Larry Hogan Appoints Members to Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today announced appointments to the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The commission represents and engages the Hispanic community in partnership with state government to promote social, cultural, and business interests. The purpose of the commission is to identify the issues affecting Hispanics and develop the appropriate responses and programs, including conducting […]

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August 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

Hispanic Gala Announced Final 2015 Scholars

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Hispanic Gala Steering Committee have announced 60 students to receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship at the annual Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala (MCEHG) scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. “This year the scholarship opportunity opened to all qualifying students from our diverse communities throughout […]

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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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