diversity

June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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March 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Forum Offers Resources for Older Adults in Diverse, Racial, Ethnic and LGBTQ Communities

Montgomery County is known for celebrating its diversity, including the senior citizen population. The Montgomery County Commission on Aging held a Public Forum on Tuesday to bring awareness to the challenges faced by older adults who identify with various communities throughout the county. Community, and government organizations that serve the diverse communities participated in panel […]

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January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 29 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Open on Time: Montgomery County Public Schools cancel all field trips and plan to make a decision about early dismissal by 10 a.m. today. 2. County Council Session: Montgomery County Council is meeting today at 9:30 a.m. Check out the agenda. 3. Young […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Oscar Nominated ‘Green Book’ Has Ties to Maryland History

Peter Farrelly’s film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali, has been nominated for five Oscars, but it’s worth remembering the history the film is based on, has ties to Maryland’s history in the Jim Crow era. In the film, an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) starts working for black jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley […]

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October 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Election Talk: Women on the Ballot

Josh Kurtz, founder of the MarylandMatters.org website, talks with MCM reporter Doug Tallman about the lack of women representing the county on the council, in the state legislature and in Congress.

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May 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Flags Give a Splash of Color to City’s Diversity (VIDEO)

To celebrate the city’s multicultural heritage, the city of Rockville has placed about 150 flags around the downtown, alongside U.S. flags, on light poles. The idea that grew out of a town hall meeting on Feb. 9. A city news release said residents suggested the flag display as a means to demonstrate the Rockville’s commitment to […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Contest Announced for MCPS Students Aimed to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced the launch of a new contest for MCPS students to aimed to combat hate at a recent Board of Education meeting. The contest titled, “United We Learn,” is in response to recent hate-based incidents around the county and country, according to Smith. Students will have […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville Make Top 10 List of Most Diverse Cities

Four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, according to a new report by WalletHub. The personal finance website compared 501 of the largest U.S. cities using three indicators: ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. According to the 2017 findings, Jersey City, New Jersey is the most diverse […]

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February 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Mayor Jud Ashman Says There’s No Need to Call Gaithersburg A Sanctuary City

Gaithersburg was recently ranked number one by WalletHub as the most diverse city in the country, which is why one resident expressed his concern over the recent executive orders on immigration signed by President Donald Trump at last night’s mayor and council meeting. “We celebrate the fact that we are the most diverse city in America […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the Montgomery County Public Schools’ operating budget, upcoming education forums, a town hall meeting in Rockville about diversity and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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