Asian Americans

April 12, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Hogan Forms Workgroup to Address Hate Crimes Against Asian American Community

Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference on April 9 the formation of a workgroup to address the rise in violence targeting the Asian American community, “This workgroup, one of the first of its kind in the country, will be composed of a wide ranging group of experts and advocates across various disciplines who will […]

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April 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Defends Redfield After Coronavirus Origin Comments

Gov. Larry Hogan defended former Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield after Redfield said he believes the coronavirus most likely “escaped” from a laboratory in Wuhan, China. Redfield is a public health senior adviser to Maryland’s COVID-19 response team. “I am of the point of view that I still think the most […]

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March 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Concerned Residents Show Solidarity for Asian American, Pacific Islander Community

A crowd of Asian American residents and supporters marched from Sligo Creek Parkway to the Silver Spring Civic Center Friday night, carrying signs against racism – in particular anti-Asian hate and violence. Meghana Narayan, whose family is from Southern India, was still reeling after learning that a man with a gun had killed eight people, […]

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March 24, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Still Reeling: Local Asian American Organization Hosts Candlelight Vigil for Atlanta Shooting Victims

The Chinese American Parent Association of Montgomery County (CAPA-MC) held a candlelight vigil and “March for a Hate Free America” Sunday night in the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Atlanta on March 16 where eight lives were lost including six Asian women. The event took place outside the Chinese Culture and Community Service […]

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March 19, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Lives Lost in Atlanta Shooting Spree

President Joe Biden has ordered the United States flag flown at half-staff following the March 16 shooting spree in the Atlanta area. The Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as no flag may fly higher than the United States flag. This is to pay respect to the victims of Tuesday’s shooting spree in the Atlanta […]

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March 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Horrific and Heinous’: County Leaders Express Outrage, Show Solidarity With Asian American Community

In light of the March 16 shooting spree in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian women, local and state leaders are speaking out against hate crimes, particularly among the Asian American community which has seen an uptick in incidents during the pandemic. However, Georgia officials said it was too early to say […]

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February 17, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Asian American Health Initiative to Host Vaccine Town Hall Feb. 23

The Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) and the Office of Community Partnerships will host a virtual town hall on Feb. 23 to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers attending the event include County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz and Director of the Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Raymond Crowel. Guest speakers and attendees will discuss the […]

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June 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Pepco – Exelon merger, the 6th annual World Elder Abuse Day workshop at Holiday Park Senior Center,  graduating inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Center, and more.

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May 3, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Asian Pacific American Resource Fair Planned for May 22

Montgomery County will host a reception and resource fair to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month on Sunday, May 22 in Rockville. The event will offer an opportunity for members of community to learn about various resources offered by the County.  The County’s Office of Community Partnerships and the Asian Pacific American Advisory Group both […]

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April 17, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Thousands Attend Cambodian New Year Festival in Silver Spring (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Thousands of residents and visitors came out for the Cambodian New Year Festival in Silver Spring on Sunday. The two day event was hosted by the Cambodian Buddhist Society which has organized the new year’s festival for the past 20 years. The annual event aims to create an atmosphere where neighbors, friends and family can […]

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