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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 | Maryam Shahzad

‘A Heaviness of Existing’: Gayles Discusses Navigating Life with Weight of Racism

“For my colleagues who don’t look like me, let me explain it to you.” During a virtual discussion about health, racial justice and COVID-19 with Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles discussed how racism impacts the way he moves through life. “I think of examples when I go into […]

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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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January 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former UMD Student Sentenced to Life for 2017 Murder of Bowie State Student

Sean Urbanski, the former University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally-stabbing Richard Collins III on-campus in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday with the possibility of parole. Urbanski, 25, could be considered for parole after he serves 15 years, The Washington Post reported. The governor would have to approve if […]

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December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Videos Show Woman in Takoma Park Defacing Artwork Featuring Black Woman

Last Thursday, two videos spread on Twitter that appear to show a woman defacing artwork featuring a Black woman off of a table at Takoma Urban Park. The level of entitlement is just beyond me????? I’m fucking heated pic.twitter.com/qlVvxRwgYs — STONA LISA (@TRAPBOB) December 10, 2020 According to Montgomery County’s park police, “A public art […]

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July 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Residents Protest Development on Historic Black Cemetery in Bethesda

Protesters gathered off of River Road in Bethesda on Thursday to protest development on part of the River Road Moses Cemetery, an unmarked historic Black cemetery.  According to Montgomery Preservation, a historic preservation organization in Montgomery County, the River Road Moses Cemetery existed between 1911 and 1958 in the area of 5401 Westbard Ave., which […]

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June 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Issues Statement on George Floyd Killing

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released a statement Monday in response to the killing of George Floyd.  “We, the leaders of the law enforcement community of Montgomery County, are angry and outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their actions in Mr. Floyd’s tragic, senseless death is an […]

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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 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Black Lives Matter Protesters March Down Rockville Pike

Black Lives Matter protesters took to Rockville on Friday to raise awareness and demand justice for the killings of George Floyd and other black people by police officers.  The protest began outside the Montgomery County Circuit Court and made its way down Rockville Pike. People took over both sides of the major roadway. 

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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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