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Man charged with murdering Blake High graduate

Plus: Girl turns Foot Locker incident into push for equality in sports; People protest racism against Asian Americans

Man charged with murdering Blake High graduate

A 2019 graduate of James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring was shot and killed on Thursday in Prince George’s County.

Dorian Hurd “was a key member of the 2019 Boys Basketball division title team,” the school athletic department wrote on Twitter.

An Oxon Hill man is charged with murder. [Prince George’s County Police Department]

Girl turns Foot Locker incident into push for equality in sports

Adi Topolosky, a student at Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, turned a negative experience at a Foot Locker store into a push for women’s equality.

When a store employee mocked her attempt to buy sneakers released by Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne, Adi wrote an article about her experience that went viral. It led to a chat with Delle Donne, a pair of sneakers from her, and an invitation from Dick’s Sporting Goods to help them better support women’s sports.  [WJLA]

People protest racism against Asian Americans

People in D.C. and Maryland stood in solidarity Sunday with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders following the Atlanta-area killings of eight people, six of whom were Asian women.

In Gaithersburg, people gathered at the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center for a vigil and press conference. They remembered the victims, bowing their heads in front of their pictures and flowers. [NBC 4]

Community speaks out against alleged police treatment of 5-year-old

A community came together Sunday to bring attention to how a 5-year-old Montgomery County student was allegedly treated by police after he wandered away from a school.

More than 100 people protested the January 2020 incident at East Silver Spring Elementary School that only recently came to light. [WUSA]

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