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July 26, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

A Slice of Home: Delaney Sweet on Maryland’s Official Cake

Looks like former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has been bringing a slice of Maryland with him on the presidential campaign trail. Since January, Delaney’s campaign has spent $1,139 at a Smith Island Bakery Co., the Federal Election Commission says. Most of that — $699 — just in the last quarterly reporting period. And most of […]

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July 8, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Raskauskas: From MCM Student to Emmy-Winning Producer

Graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Carolyn Raskauskas never thought she would work as a camera operator, editor, director and producer at Montgomery Community Media (MCM), or any place like it. And the thought of making history and winning the area’s most prestigious award was not even […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Establishments That Served the Black Community in Montgomery County in 1958

Montgomery County wasn’t featured in a historical Green Book publication, but according to Montgomery County Historical Society, in 1958, there was a list of safe places in the county for the black community to visit. The organization sent MCM a document compiled by the NAACP’s Montgomery County Branch in May 1958 that showed places that […]

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June 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local African American Newspaper Collection Available at MCPL

Seven years of the Montgomery Times newspaper will be available through a digital archive on Montgomery County Public Libraries’ website, according to a news release. Publication of the Montgomery Times began in 1992. It was later combined with the Prince Georges Times in 1999 as the African American Times to cover areas of interest to […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

This week’s County Report This Week show begins with an update on the police body-worn cameras program. Other reports include a pool renaming ceremony for a fallen police officer, a cemetery cleanup in Tobytown, public safety awards, a Days of Remembrance ceremony, and much more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Employees Celebrate Black History Month, Honor Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County employees celebrated Black History Month with a special program at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville today. The 2017 program entitled, “An African American Musical Journey,” highlighted several genres of music. “We started with the beat over in Africa,” said Debra Jones, chair of the Black History Program Committee. “We are showing […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planners Share Community’s Concerns about Possible Cemetery Site in Westbard (VIDEO)

Montgomery County planners say they share a church community’s concerns about a possible African-American burial site in the Westbard section of Bethesda near River Road. “We want to find out if there are human remains or burial shafts in the area that was historically a cemetery,” said Planning Director Gwen Wright in an interview with […]

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September 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Museum Connects Retired Attorney to Moving Memories (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The moment retired attorney Norma Barfield heard about plans to build a museum dedicated to African Americans on the National Mall she wanted to contribute to the effort. The Potomac, Maryland resident became an early donor and encouraged others to contribute to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. One of the exhibits […]

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September 16, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

MCM Joins Hundreds of Journalists at NMAAHC Media Preview Day (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

More than 600 journalists from around the country had the opportunity to view the architectural majesty and moving exhibits of the new National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) on Media Preview Day. Montgomery Community Media was there to capture the remarks of Smithsonian secretary David Skorton, museum founding director Lonnie Bunch and […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Declares His Support for Harriet Tubman Statue in State Capital

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to see a statue of Harriet Tubman erected in the state’s capital, and he’s written a letter to the governor about it. In a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dated Aug. 9, Leggett describes Tubman as “far more than an abolitionist.” “She was a maverick; and the reverberation […]

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