Black Lives Matter Movement

July 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Del. Wilkins: ‘The Robert White Case is Really Part of a Pattern in Montgomery County’

As of Thursday, a petition to reopen the investigation into the Montgomery County police officer, Anand Badgujar, who shot and killed an unarmed black man on June 11, 2018, has received more the 740 signatures. MyMCMedia spoke to Del. Jheanelle Wilkins, who has publicly expressed her support for the petition. Wilkins called the investigation into Robert White’s […]

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July 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Gets ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Mural

Montgomery County officially has its first “Black Lives Matter” street mural. Here’s a look at photos MyMCMedia’s Tchad Moore took at the new mural on Philadelphia Avenue in Silver Spring:

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June 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Public Libraries Offering ‘No Holds’ Antiracist E-Books, Audiobooks

Literature about the Black experience is having a moment and Montgomery County Public Libraries is making more anti-racist books available to the community. Now on the app Overdrive, Montgomery County’s digital eLibrary consortium, several e-books and audiobooks about the Black experience have been made available without any wait time. Antiracist Books Available on Overdrive with […]

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June 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Not Seen Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Since Protests Began, Gayles Says

Montgomery County has not seen an increase in COVID-19 cases due to large-scale Black Lives Matter protests, said County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. “What we have observed here is since that started within the county, we have not seen an uptick in cases,” he said at a county council meeting Tuesday. He emphasized that […]

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June 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MedStar Healthcare Professionals Talk Protesting in the Age of Coronavirus

People around the country are taking to the streets to protest racial injustice and police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but with taking a stand comes the ever-looming threat of spreading the coronavirus. On Friday, MyMCMedia spoke to Dr. Fred Finelli, the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Medstar Montgomery Medical […]

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June 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Good Counsel Students Organize Protest in Olney Sunday

Several Black Lives Matter protests – demanding racial justice after the death of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis – took place in Montgomery County over the weekend, On Sunday, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School students organized one of the protests. The students and community met at the Olney campus in […]

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June 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

4th Grader: ‘It’s Not Fair That Black People Keep Dying’

A Black Lives Matter protest began at Lakeforest Mall Sunday, and protesters marched to Olde Towne Gaithersburg.  “It’s not fair that black people keep dying,” said Marley, a fourth grader at Westover Elementary School in Silver Spring. 

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June 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Medical Workers Pay Homage with ‘White Coats for Black Lives’ Demonstration

Dozens of Medstar Montgomery medical workers in Olney participated in a “White Coats for Black Lives” demonstration Friday afternoon. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the medical community took a knee in silence to honor George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis in that time duration. White Coats For Black Lives demonstrations […]

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June 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Fotos de las Manifestaciones de “Black Lives Matter” en Olney

El miércoles, más de 100 personas protestaron pacíficamente, en la intersección de la Ruta 108 y Georgia Avenue en Olney, con carteles de Black Lives Matter. Mientras los autos pasaban, varios conductores saludaban y tocaban la bocina de manera solidaria. Aquí hay algunas imágenes de la protesta pacífica: Y aquí hay aún más imágenes en […]

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June 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Peaceful Protesters Hold Black Lives Matter Signs in Olney

On Wednesday, more than 100 people peacefully protested on sidewalks at the intersection of Route 108 and Georgia Avenue in Olney, holding Black Lives Matter signs. As cars drove by, several drivers waved and honked their horns supportively. Here are some images from the peaceful protest: And here are even more images on MyMCMedia’s Instagram: […]

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