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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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December 9, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Police Strengthening Community Relations Through a Flag Football Game

While the duties of a police officer include protecting and serving both people and property, some officers from the Montgomery County Police Department had a different responsibility on Thursday night: protect your team’s flags and football. Football players from the Watkins Mill High School football team partnered with officers from Montgomery Village for a game […]

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October 31, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Police and Watkins Mill Football Players Talk Race and Perspectives

Their message to the community is they’re not just taking a knee without taking action which is why football players from Watkins Mill High School hosted “Dinner and Discussion” with the Montgomery County Police Department in the school’s media center Thursday night. “I think it’s important so the kids, the football players involved, and some […]

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October 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Watkins Mill Football Team Locking Arms to Support U.S. Military After Receiving Backlash for Kneeling During National Anthem (VIDEOS)

One of the captains from the Watkins Mill High School football team attended the Youth Town Hall meeting in Rockville on Wednesday night where he explained why some members of his team are taking a knee before their Friday night football games. He also said the team is considering locking arms at this week’s game. […]

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