June 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Craig Rice on Reported Bullying of Muslim Students in Schools (VIDEO)

Surveys by the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring and the International Cultural Center (ICC) in Montgomery Village show that that national and international events like the tragic Orlando shooting are having an impact on students, according to a report by The Washington Post. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice addresses the surveys […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Releases Statement on Orlando Shootings

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski has issued the following statement on the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida: “This is a national tragedy. I join Maryland and the nation in offering my deepest condolences, prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the families, loved ones and communities of those killed in this senseless act of violence […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 13, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 13, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff from now thru sunset on June 16th in honor of the shooting victims in Orlando. 2. The local Muslim community is planning a solidarity event, along with the LGBT community, […]

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June 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ramadan 2016: Muslims Begin Holy Month of Fasting

Millions of Muslims around the world, including those residing in Montgomery County, began observing the holy month of Ramadan on Monday. During the entire month, Muslims fast everyday from sunrise to sunset; this includes refraining from consuming any food or drink (water too). It’s a sacred time for followers of the Islamic faith to reflect their relationship with […]

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April 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Early voting takes place at ten locations across Montgomery County today. 2. Speaking of the Primary Election, the Muslim Community Congressional Forum is scheduled from 2 – 4 p.m. today at the IMAAM Center in Silver Spring. 3. The third annual African […]

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January 15, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Interfaith Service Celebrating Life of Dr. King Planned for Sunday in Bethesda

The Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church will host an interfaith service to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will take place on Sunday, January 17. Members of Montgomery County’s Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Unitarian Universalist communities will come together for prayer, reflection, singing and dancing. Rev. […]

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December 15, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Congressman John Delaney Speaks About Discrimination Against Muslims (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra video, Congressman John Delaney speaks about discrimination towards Muslim Americans.

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December 14, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence to Take Place in Bethesda (PHOTO)

Members of Montgomery County’s faith community will come together tonight for a vigil against gun violence on the 3rd anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The vigil will take place at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church at 9601 Cedar Lane in Bethesda, and will feature reflection, music and prayer from Montgomery County’s Christian, […]

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November 12, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Syed Shaukat on Board of Education Vote to Close School for Students on Eid Holiday (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education recently voted to move a professional day from the 2016-2017 school calendar year to September 12, 2016. It’s an important victory for the Muslim community since Eid al-Adha could fall on the same day. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Syed Shaukat, Islamic Society of North America Adviser, talks about the vote […]

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November 10, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

BOE Votes to Move Professional Day to Accommodate Muslim Holiday (VIDEO)

Montgomery County School Board members voted 6 to 2 in favor of  moving a Professional Day from the 2016-2017 school year to September 12, 2016, which may coincide with the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha. This is a major victory for the county’s Muslim community, after years of petitioning for equality on this issue. In this MyMCMedia Extra […]

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