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September 6, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Diversity Beat: Officials Head to China, Ethiopian Fest. & More

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) heads to China in little over a week, the African community celebrates unity for the month of September, and the Asian American Pageant loses a candidate. Check out the top stories in diversity and events to put on your calendar: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) heads to China in September. The […]

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August 30, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Building a Relationship with Media

This year’s Power Conference “Women Doing Business” was a huge success.  I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to my group of ladies who varied from an author to a school owner. Many of the women understood the need for media attention but struggled on the ways they could do it on a consistent basis. Each one of […]

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August 23, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Radio One Salutes Veterans of Color at the AFI

About 250 veterans to include the famed Tuskegee Airmen joined a special screening of the documentary “Veterans of Color” at the American Film Institute Theatre in Silver Spring on August 21. The documentary is part of an initiative introduced by Congress in 2000. It established a veterans project to preserve the stories of American war veterans and understand the […]

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July 26, 2013 | Tamika Smith

ACES Program Launches, Nighttime Task Force Findings (Video Roundup)

Montgomery College finalized hiring the academic coaches for the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program, the Nighttime Economy Task Force subcommittee members are ready to draft their findings, and Wheaton business owners say a music venue is needed. Trending stories in video: Montgomery College finalized hiring the academic coaches for the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program. Its designed […]

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July 22, 2013 | Tamika Smith

On the Diversity Beat in Montgomery County

Covering the multicultural community in Montgomery County has truly been an enlightening experience. Here is the latest from the field: Upcoming stories this week: The Nighttime Economy Task Force subcommittees meet on July 23. I’ll also be looking into a new program today (July 22) called the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES). It’s a collaboration between Montgomery […]

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June 14, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Latino Nonprofit Helping Businesses For Over 20 Years

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) assisting Latino businesses Montgomery County and Washington, D.C, for a combination of over 20 years

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June 8, 2013 | Tamika Smith

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Cancer Benefit, New Korean Shop and More (Video)

Downtown Wheaton gets a new Korean/Japanese restaurant, a cancer fundraiser is close to their $85,000 and Montgomery County wants residents to hack towards civic improvement. Catch up on weekly news you missed in the community.

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June 7, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Stepping Stones Lifts Homeless Families (Photos)

Stepping Stones has been assisting the Montgomery County community for over 30 years.

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June 6, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Cancer Benefit Reminds Me to Treasure Life (Photos)

Covering the Relay for Life of Rockville event on June 1 was a touching experience. I actually ran into a good friend of mine and didn’t know that he lost a cousin to cancer. Attending events like the one at Tilden Middle School serves as a reminder that life is precious.

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June 2, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Covering MoCo’s Civic Day of Hacking

I recently covered a National Day of Civic Hacking event in Rockville on June 1. It was an interesting way to incorporate technology further into government, to make it more efficient and transparent. This White House sponsored event was one of many being hosted across the nation to encourage a more  transparent government. The event held at The Universities at Shady Grove was […]

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