Black History Month

February 3, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Lanzan Campaña ‘Ampliando las Voces Afroamericanas’

Los Servicios de Bebidas Alcohólicas (ABS, por sus siglas en inglés) lanzarán una campaña digital para el Mes de la Historia Afroamericana llamada “Ampliando las voces Afroamericanas”. A lo largo y ancho del mes, ABS resaltará las marcas y lideres de propietarios Afroamericanos, de acuerdo con un comunicado del departamento. Ocho marcas y lideres Afroamericanos […]

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February 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Afrolatino y Activista Julio Murillo: ‘Me Juzgan Sólo por mi Color de Piel’

En el marco del Mes de la Historia Afroamericana, Julio Murillo quien es el Alto Concejero para la Oficina del Presidente del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery Tom Hucker, comparte sus experiencias como Afrolatino, habla de su infancia, su familia, los retos que ha tenido que enfrentar por su color de piel, lo que significa […]

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February 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Alcohol Beverage Services Will Run ‘Amplify Black Voices’ Campaign

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) will run a digital Black History Month campaign called “Amplify Black Voices.” Throughout the month, ABS will highlight Black-owned alcohol brands and leaders, according to a statement from the department. Eight Black leaders/brands will be featured on the ABS website and the department will also hold a free virtual […]

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February 1, 2021 | Michelle Queen

SBN At-Home: Why Black Businesses Matter

Bola Audena, Tony Parchment, and C. Marie Taylor join Kelly Leonard for MyMCM’s February episode of Small Business Network at Home. The series of monthly sessions facilitated by Leonard address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. February’s topic is “Why Black Businesses Matter.” Watch the entire show here: Bola Audena is […]

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February 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Tributo Virtual para Honrar a Afroamericanos de Montgomery que Sirvieron al País

La Comisión de Asuntos de Veteranos del Condado de Montgomery está honrando a 29 miembros del servicio militar y veteranos del condado con tributos virtuales para marcar el Mes de la Historia Afroamericana, que comenzó el primero de febrero, informó el gobierno en un comunicado. Los tributos incluyen fotos, información de su pasado y detalles […]

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February 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Cynthia Farrell Johnson

As a diplomat, Cynthia Farrell Johnson traveled all over the world, picking up inspiration for her art along the way. Reporter Diane Roberts heard the stories firsthand from Johnson in the latest installment of Black Artists in Montgomery County. Only on MyMCM. Short Take: Cynthia Farrell Johnson, Black Artist in Montgomery County In this MyMCM […]

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February 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Proclaims February as Black History Month in Maryland

In a proclamation Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recognized Feb. 2021 as Black History Month in the state. “When we celebrate Maryland’s Black history, we celebrate the shared history of all Americans’ injustice, freedom and equality,” Hogan said in a video on the first day of the month. He announced that Maryland is partnering with […]

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February 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

A Walk Through the Underground Railroad Trail in Sandy Spring

Originally published on Feb. 26, 2020 The Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring is home to an Underground Railroad trail. The trail is a guide for the route enslaved African Americans in Montgomery County may have taken to reach freedom. That often meant walking all the way to Pennsylvania, which was the nearest free […]

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February 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Justice Thurgood Marshall’s Rockville Roots

Originally published on Feb. 10, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s work to integrate schools began in Rockville, where he argued for equal pay for black teachers in the now-vacant grey courthouse at Courthouse Square in Rockville. “It was here, in some ways, that he started the quest,” said Ralph Buglass, a speaker with […]

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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Legendary Sherwood Coach Warren Crutchfield

Originally published on Feb. 20, 2020. Warren Crutchfield is a legend at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. Shawn Hillman, a teacher at Sherwood and a Class of 1990 alumnus, considered Crutchfield — who died at 82 years old in July 2019 — to be a mentor and father figure. “He’s an absolute warrior and […]

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