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November 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chief Jones on Flag Controversy: I’m Trying to ‘Bring the Sides Together’

Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones weighed in on the Thin Blue Line Flag controversy on Friday night. After he was officially sworn in as police chief at Gaithersburg High School, Jones told MyMCMedia that his goal to work through the strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Jones noted that the flag has […]

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November 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hogan Responds to Elrich Over Thin Blue Line Flag Controversy

The debate over the Thin Blue Line flag continued at the opening of the new Biomedical Sciencing and Engineering Building at the Universities at Shady Grove on Thursday. Gov. Larry Hogan, who was at the grand opening in Rockville, commented on Elrich’s decision to ban the flag from being displayed at Montgomery County police stations. […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Stands By Decision to Prohibit Divisive Flag

County Executive Marc Elrich met with members of the media Monday afternoon and doubled down on his decision to prohibit a Thin Blue Line flag from being displayed at the Germantown District police station. Elrich said his problem with the flag is that it’s been appropriated by Blue Lives Matter, a media group started in […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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November 10, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Black Lives Matter Poster Vandalized in Silver Spring

It’s the fourth time that a Black Lives Matter poster that sits outside of Christ Congregational Church UCC in Silver Spring has been vandalized so church leaders are organizing a news conference on Friday to support those who feel victimized. “We are letting the community know that we will not tolerate such activities in our […]

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October 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Students from Gandhi Brigade Youth Media to Premiere Documentary on Police Brutality

Student producers from Gandhi Brigade Youth Media are inviting residents to the premiere of their new short documentary “To Serve and Protect?” on Oct. 27 at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 7:30-9 p.m. The film will shed light on excessive use of force by police on men, women, and children of color. A panel […]

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September 21, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

Last Week’s Reflections: Give Youth a Chance

Usually my early week blog is a recap of county football action however last week it was a young adult filled on my first days back from vacay. Challenges and events conspired to make last week one to reflect upon now and remember later. I began my week with a photo assignment that had me […]

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February 6, 2016 | Willie James Inman

“State of Black Montgomery” Shines Light on African-American Issues (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The African-American Democratic Club of Montgomery County (AADCMC) hosted its Third Annual State of Black Montgomery and Democratic Forum on Saturday in Silver Spring. In this MyMCMedia video, political leaders and residents discuss key issues affecting the African-American community in Montgomery County. Gaithersburg resident Laurie-Anne Sayles is the President of the AADCMC. “We raise issues […]

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September 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Pan African Festival Set For September 26

The annual Pan African Festival (PANAFEST-USA) will be held on Sept. 26 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. September is African Heritage month in Montgomery County and the PANAFEST-USA marks the end of this celebration with an event of all things African. According to a news release, this is the festival’s 6th anniversary and more than 11,000 […]

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August 13, 2015 | Aline Barros

‘Black lives matter’ Sign at a Bethesda Church Vandalized Again (PHOTO)

Someone vandalized the “Black Lives Matter” sign outside a Bethesda church on Aug. 11. cutting out the word “black” leaving only “lives matter.” It is the second incident at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation. The first happened on July 29. “It’s unacceptable,” said Rev. Louise Green. The church replaced the sign on Aug. 6 […]

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