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August 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wednesday’s Community Forum Explores Lynchings in Montgomery County

Film Screenings and Discussion Explore Lynchings in Montgomery County Two films will be screened during a community forum titled “Remembering the Past to Protect the Future” Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The films include “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” a documentary by Robin Hamilton of ARound Robin Productions and […]

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February 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Council Recognizes Black History Month With Special Program Tuesday

County Council to Hold Black History Month Program The Montgomery County Council will hold a special program to commemorate Black History Month. The Council will discuss the importance of preserving and honoring the County’s African American history and therefore its connection to fostering racial equity. “Black History Month is a time for all of us […]

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Six Honorees Inducted Into Montgomery County’s Human Rights Hall of Fame

Montgomery County’s Department of Human Rights inducted six new honorees into the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Indeed, the award recognizes individuals who made sacrifices to combat discrimination and promote inclusion. The theme for this years celebration was “Diversity is Working For Our County.” The inductees […]

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February 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Registration Opens for Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour

Registration is now open for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Education Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour, hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, retraces the steps of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers. This year’s nine-day bus tour is scheduled from April 7 to […]

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January 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County police officers receive training of use of Narcan, Police Chief Tom Manger comments; Discovery Communications announces plans to move Silver Spring headquarters to New York; Takoma Park has a […]

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January 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: MCPS Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, unveils his recommended FY19 $2.50B operating budget; County Executive Ike Leggett gears up to host five FY19 Operating Budget community forums; Free tax preparation services are […]

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February 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour Open for Registration (VIDEO)

Register now for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour, hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, retraces the steps of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers. This year’s bus tour is scheduled during Montgomery County Public Schools spring break […]

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September 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law Takes Effect Oct.1st (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law takes effect October 1st. Learn more in this video.  

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September 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Host 4th Annual Friendship Picnic on Sept. 25 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights will host the 4th Annual Friendship Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Wheaton Regional Park. This annual event brings together diverse communities to share their cultures, traditions, and faith. Food, beverages and entertainment will be provided. https://youtu.be/TKtAudVko2g The event is free but registration is […]

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July 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Residents Grade County on Race Relations at Town Hall Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

More than 200 residents packed the room at the BlackRock Center for the Arts for a town hall meeting on police and race relations hosted by the County on Wednesday night. It was the second town hall held this week. Panelists included, Police Chief Tom Manger, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen, Montgomery County branch of […]

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