Michelle Obama

August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Leaders React to Michelle Obama DNC Speech

Monday was the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  Speakers included Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Former First Lady Michelle Obama. Obama’s speech received attention on social media and #ItIsWhatItIs became a popular hashtag after her blunt statement about President Donald Trump’s performance. “Donald Trump is the wrong […]

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January 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2019

Know anyone in Montgomery County who made a New Year’s resolution to read more books? Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2019. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Liane Moriarty’s “Nine […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Clarksburg Public School Named Snowden Farm Elementary

New Elementary School Named After Clarksburg’s Snowden Family Montgomery County Board of Education passed a resolution to name the new elementary school opening in Clarksburg in September 2019 Snowden Farm Elementary School. The school is named after Snowden Farm which was founded in 1845 in Clarksburg by Thomas Snowden, an African American dairy farmer.  The […]

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February 24, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County Council Declares February as Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice along with other members of the Council declared February as Black History Month in Montgomery County on Tuesday, Feb. 23.  In a heartfelt speech, Rice touched on the progress the Black community has made in the County and the country.  Director of Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, James Stowe […]

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March 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, March 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 6, in Montgomery County: 1.Montgomery County is under a wind chill advisory through 10 a.m. 2. The Hoggle toddlers are missing six months this weekend. Here’s an update on the case. 3. BlackRock Center for the Arts got an unprecedented gift and is naming its main gallery after the […]

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March 5, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, March 5, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 5, in Montgomery County: 1. First Lady Michelle Obama joined MCPS students for a mental health summit Wednesday. 2. Congressman Chris Van Hollen is officially making a bid for Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s seat in the Senate. 3. Ridgeview’s Middle School Principal was named Maryland’s Principal of the Year. 4. Montgomery County Councilman […]

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March 4, 2015 | Krista Brick

Mental Health Summit Includes First Lady Michelle Obama and MoCo Nonprofit (VIDEO)

First Lady Michelle Obama is at the Newseum in D.C. this morning at the official launch of the Change Direction Initiative-a mental health summit and local advocacy group UMTTR is participating in the discussion. The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to create […]

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September 5, 2012 | Valerie Ervin

“She is the Real Deal”

The DNC got started off with a huge bang. I will always remember where I was when Mayor Corey Booker, Gov. Duvall Patrick, Mayor Julian Castro, Lilly Ledbetter, and Gov. Martin O’Malley spoke the truth to the American people about what the Democratic party means to all of us. But what a night it was […]

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September 5, 2012 | Councilmember Hans Riemer

“The American Dream”

Last night,  it was my incredible privilege to join delegates from Maryland and around the country to hear one of the most memorable speeches in convention history, delivered by First Lady Michelle Obama. What struck me about her remarks is the same quality that I see in the President, one of the reasons I am […]

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