diversity

June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Gaithersburg Book Festival Hosting Virtual Diversity Discussion

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will host a live YouTube discussion about understanding diversity through literature on June 24 at 7 p.m. As protests continue & another chapter is written in the record of US's struggle /w race relations the @GburgBookFest has put together a special panel on how books & stories from diverse voices can […]

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February 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCPS Board of Education Voting Majority Makes History

For the first time, five of the eight MCPS Board of Education members are African American. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay has more details on what motivated each of them to serve as a voice for all students. With more than 165 thousand students across 208 schools, the entire board is passionate about the work they do […]

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November 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Nov. 14 in Montgomery County

Good morning! It’s Thursday, Nov. 14 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. World Diabetes Day: First created in 1991 to help to spread awareness and education. Health officials say diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure and early death. Simple action can reduce the risk. […]

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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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