Nigeria

October 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Save the Date: World of Montgomery Festival Returns Oct. 21 in Rockville

The World of Montgomery Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus. The festival, in its 10th year, celebrates the many diverse cultures of Montgomery County residents through traditional arts, multicultural music, food, dance and hands-on activities. Admission and activities are free. The featured countries in this year’s festival […]

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November 16, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Pastor Uses His Personal Experience to Help Others (VIDEO)

Ola Olarinde is the pastor at Mercy Seat Chapel. This holiday season, members from his church are giving more than 300 turkeys to those in need which is more 100 more than last year. Olarinde is originally from Nigeria and in this video talks about his experience immigrating from Nigeria to the U.S. and how […]

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June 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Spirit Signs Two World Cup Players

The Washington Spirit has signed two international players now competing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015. Hayley Raso plays for Australia and Josephine Chukwunonye plays for Nigeria. Each player will take an international spot on the Spirit roster at the end of their World Cup play. Australia and Nigeria face each other today in […]

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May 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of Dr. Alan Goodwin, principal Walt Whitman High School

Principal Alan Goodwin at #BringBackOurGirls Vigil

In this MyMCMedia extra, Walt Whitman High Principal Alan Goodwin addresses the crowd gathered at the Bring Back Our Girls candlelight vigil: Related:

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May 19, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of Walt Whitman student Talia Brenner

Talia Brenner: “Your Children Are Not Forgotten” (VIDEO)

Walt Whitman junior Talia Brenner reads an open letter to the families of the Nigerian 300 at a recent student organized vigil: Related:

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May 15, 2014 | Sonya Burke

#BringBackOurGirls Vigil (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Dozens of community members turned out for a candlelight vigil at Walt Whitman High School on May 13 to show support for the school girls who were abducted by terrorists in Nigeria. Principal Alan Goodwin said the goal of the Nigerian 300 vigil was to highlight the community’s support for the missing girls and […]

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May 29, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Cultural Pageant Raises Autism Awareness (Photos)

Children wore their traditional garb with pride during the 2013 Little Malaika International Boys and Girls Leadership and Multicultural Pageant on May 25.

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May 24, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Cultural Pageant Brings Awareness to Autism (Photo)

    To bring awareness to autism in Africa, the UNESCO Club Racines Heritage Foundation in partnership with Autism Community of Africa is hosting a Little Malaika International Boys & Girls Leadership Cultural Pageant in Chevy Chase on May 25. Each of the contestants from ages 7 to 12 years old will represent a culture […]

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