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March 24, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Heritage Montgomery to Premiere Documentary on Historic Churches

Between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, 40 African American churches were constructed in Montgomery County. In a unique “world premiere,” Heritage Montgomery will show its new 60-minute documentary profiling five of these historic church communities where generations of black families created their own spiritual, social and educational opportunities. The documentary titled “Community Cornerstones,”  […]

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February 26, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Black History Month Profile: Heather Ross

In honor of Black History Month we’re profiling influential African-Americans who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County.  Read below to learn more about Heather Ross, Program Manager with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. What is your role in the community? “As the program manager, I am responsible for […]

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February 25, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Black History Month Profile: Julian Norment

In honor of Black History Month we’re profiling influential African-Americans who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County.  Read below to learn more about Julian Norment, the African-American Community Liaison in the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships. What is your role in the community? “As a community liaison, I meet with residents […]

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February 14, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

A Patchwork Exhibit of African-American History (Video)

A group of Silver Spring seniors have been piecing together a patchwork project in order to pay tribute to Black History Month. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the story of how the African-American History Club and the Quilt Club at the Riderwood Retirement community came together to present their first African-American Quilt Show featuring more than […]

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January 28, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Silver Spring Retirement Community Hosts African-American Quilt Show

One local retirement community in Silver Spring is hosting a unique event in honor of African-American history that utilizes the talents of their residents to educate the public. The Riderwood African-American History Club and the Riderwood Quilt Club, two resident-led groups, have partnered to create a community event that showcases fifteen quilts to commemorate Black […]

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July 22, 2013 | Tamika Smith

On the Diversity Beat in Montgomery County

Covering the multicultural community in Montgomery County has truly been an enlightening experience. Here is the latest from the field: Upcoming stories this week: The Nighttime Economy Task Force subcommittees meet on July 23. I’ll also be looking into a new program today (July 22) called the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES). It’s a collaboration between Montgomery […]

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