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August 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

57 Years Later, ‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March on Washington Kicks Off

Protesters continuing to push for racial justice took to the National Mall Friday for the March on Washington. Friday marked the 57th anniversary of a seminal moment in Civil Rights history. On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the march to demand civil rights for Black people. It was there he delivered his iconic […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Will Hold First Meeting Monday

The Montgomery County Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will have its first meeting Monday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. according to a statement from the county.  In late June, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced that he was creating the task force. He said he would hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review […]

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July 22, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Resolution Aims to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Councilmember Nancy Navarro introduced a resolution Tuesday that would officially recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Currently that day on the calendar is known as Columbus Day. October 12, 2020 would officially be the first celebratory day if the bill is passed. The resolution also directs all official calendars to be […]

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July 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Jawando: ‘Congressman Lewis Was An Inspiration To So Many People’

During a county council virtual meeting on Tuesday, County Councilmember Will Jawando paid tribute to the life of civil rights icon and former U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-Ga). Lewis succumbed to pancreatic cancer on July 17. He was 80. Many local leaders continue to pay homage to Lewis’ legacy. Honored and respected as the conscience of […]

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June 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles and Hogan Encourage Protesters to Get Tested for COVID-19

Montgomery County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles encourages residents who have attended Black Lives Matter protests to get tested for COVID-19 if they are concerned about exposure. “I think we do see folks going to the protests who may be disproportionately impacted if they do contract it,” he said […]

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June 4, 2020 | Tori Bergel

José Andrés Opts to Paint – not Board up – his DC Restaurants in Support of Protests

Celebrity chef José Andrés chose to paint – instead of boarding up – his Washington D.C. restaurants. The move a show of solidarity in response to national outcries for racial equality and an end to police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis. Since the protests began, a number […]

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December 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Executive Signs New Racial Equity and Social Justice Act

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich signed the county’s new Racial Equity and Social Justice Act on Tuesday. Key elements of this legislation include establishing a Racial Equity and Social Justice program and Executive Branch. The new law will also require each Department and Office to develop a racial equity and social justice action plan. In […]

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September 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Video: Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy Legislation Introduced

New legislation to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for Montgomery County has just been introduced. County Council President Nancy Navarro says Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, will include establishing a Racial Equity and Social Justice Program and Executive Branch.

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September 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Legislation Introduced to Create Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for County

Legislation to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for Montgomery County was introduced by County Council President Nancy Navarro on Tuesday. Several local leaders, social justice advocates and community members joined in support. Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, is geared towards reinforcing the county governments’ commitment to being a […]

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May 4, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Myths about Women and Money

There are many myths about women and money. It’s time for us to talk about them, sort out the truth from fiction and get in charge of our money. Video by Shanna Due, CFP Hire District Capital in Washington, DC as your holistic financial planner.

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