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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Council Seeks More Information From Police N-Word Incident

All nine Montgomery County councilmembers have signed a letter asking the police department to release all the body camera footage from the May 9 incident when an officer used a racial slur while African-American men were questioned for trespassing. The letter, sent Tuesday, also asked Acting Police Chief Russell Hamill to eliminate tolerance for officers […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Police Release Footage Showing MCPD Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident of racial bias involving one of their police officers. MCPD released a statement Thursday evening saying that they take “allegations of racial discrimination seriously.” “We are committed to serving all members of the community in a fair, impartial, and non-discriminatory manner at all times. All allegations of misconduct surrounding […]

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November 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Maryland Attorney General Launches Hotline to Report Hate Crimes

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that his office launched a hotline to report hate crimes in Maryland, on Thursday. Read his full statement about the hotline, below: “Over the last week, reports of hate incidents directed at racial and ethnic minorities, Muslims, Jews, women, immigrants, and the LGBT community have increased. Sadly, Maryland is not immune to […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Executive Leggett: “Make No Mistake About It, There is Fear” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council members and County Executive Ike Leggett are addressing community concerns about safety and possible discrimination, harassment and hate crimes. On Tuesday, the elected leaders held a news conference and passed a resolution, reaffirming the county’s tradition of respect for all residents. “Make no mistake about it, there is fear, and there is […]

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November 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. The School Board has proposed that the 2017-2018 school year begin September 5, 2017, the Tuesday after Labor Day, and end no later than Friday, June 15, 2018. 2. The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, denouncing discrimination, racial bias, hate […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Releases Statement on Orlando Shootings

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski has issued the following statement on the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida: “This is a national tragedy. I join Maryland and the nation in offering my deepest condolences, prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the families, loved ones and communities of those killed in this senseless act of violence […]

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December 15, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Congressman John Delaney Speaks About Discrimination Against Muslims (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra video, Congressman John Delaney speaks about discrimination towards Muslim Americans.

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December 11, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Muslim-Americans Raise Concerns About Discrimination at County Meeting (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence held a special meeting at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring on Dec. 10th. Local Muslim-Americans voiced their concerns about issues impacting the community in light of recent terrorist attacks. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Related Posts: 

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December 11, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Muslim Community Members Speak About Discrimination Concerns at County Meeting (PHOTOS)

Dozens of Muslim community members attended a special meeting, held by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence, at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring  on Thursday. The meeting provided an opportunity for local Muslim-Americans to speak out about the discrimination the community is facing to County officials and police […]

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January 16, 2015 | Aline Barros

To Be American or To Be Brazilian; A Foot In Each Home

Over the holiday break I had the chance to visit my family in Brazil. I had not seen my dad in almost two years, so I could not wait any longer. One of the things I thought it was interesting were the questions and comments coming my way. I got “You’re probably glad to be […]

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