April 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

African American Health Program Community Day Scheduled for April 15

In honor of Minority Health Month, the African American Health Program will sponsor its fourth annual community day on April 15 at the East County Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will have access to free health screening, education on disease prevention and fitness demonstrations for all ages, according to a news […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

photo older African American couple on a walk

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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September 24, 2014 | Aline Barros

Visit more than 20 African Countries at the Panafest in Silver Spring

The African Heritage Month celebrations continues with the Pan African Cultural Festival in Silver Spring on September 27 from noon to 9 p.m. The Panafest will be held at the Veteran’s Plaza and will include arts and crafts exhibits, a taste of exotic African cuisine and live cultural performances from groups of various African countries. According to Daniel Koroma , community liaison to the […]

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June 12, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

African Immigrants Grab the Attention of Gov. Candidates (Video)

Hundreds of African Immigrants gathered in Silver Spring where they showed the four candidates for governor that they wanted their voices heard. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the story of how the African Immigrant Caucus is trying to engage the local community civically. Related:

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December 13, 2013 | Valerie Bonk

African Students Face Cultural Challenges

“Do you think drugs are a way to fit in?” A loud “yes” was heard from the audience as African middle and high school students nodded in agreement to panelist Omonigho Ufomata’s question. The students from local public schools were at the Silver Spring Civic Center for a conference on lifestyle choices held by the […]

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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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