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City of Flint issues water boil advisory alert for some residents

FLINT, MI  – Flint officials are advising residents living near Avon and East 8th Street to boil their water after a water main break in the area. “Officials are taking necessary steps to have (the) break repaired,” said a Dec. 24, 2017 press release issued by Flint Spokeswoman Kristin Moore. “However due to the circumstances, Flint’s […]

Doctor claps back after state cancels fourth water committee meeting

FLINT, MI — A committee appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to work on Flint water crisis issues has canceled its fourth meeting in a row. Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee appointee Dr. Lawrence Reynolds said there are a number of issues that could have been discussed in the meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 16. “Dear […]

Local hip-hop artist Mama Sol opens Sojourner Truth Luncheon honoring Maxine Waters

DETROIT, MI – Flint hip-hop artist Mama Sol performed her original single, Hard to Swallow, in front of thousands at the Women’s Convention on Saturday, Oct. 28. “We come in peace with the intent to increase and restore hope for the hopeless and love is the focus. I pray that this message will reach far […]

Flint women head to Detroit convention to discuss pushing forward through the city’s water crisis

Flint women are set to represent the city at a convention that is expected to bring thousands of women to Detroit this weekend with one common goal – to reclaim their time. The Reclaiming Our Time Women’s Convention will feature a number of headline speakers including Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Brenda Lawrence, Senator Debbie Stabenow […]

Hillary Clinton: Flint water crisis “not something that should ever happen in America”

ANN ARBOR, MI – Hillary Clinton discussed her concern for Flint’s ongoing water crisis on Tuesday, Oct. 24, saying that “what happened in Flint wouldn’t have happened in a more affluent community.” “We have to keep going, but we also have to remember those who are being left behind. That’s why I talk about Flint […]

Congressman Joe Kennedy III visits Flint, discusses water crisis

FLINT, MI — Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) visited Flint on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 21 to get a firsthand look at the city’s ongoing water crisis. Congressman Kennedy, the great nephew of President John F. Kennedy, was hosted in Flint by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05). The two took a walking tour of the […]

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed has plans for Flint’s water crisis

FLINT, MI – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed spoke to members of the Genesee County Democratic Party during their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sep. 14 about what he would do as governor to guide Flint through its ongoing water crisis. El-Sayed spent much of his time focusing on groups that he feels were disproportionately affected […]

Opinion: HOLY WATER? City’s water crisis leads to suppression of Flint voices

In Flint, Michigan you hear a lot about the word “trust.” Trust that the State of Michigan is sorry and has your best interests at heart (despite poisoning you). Trust that “transformation manager” Rich Baird, a Snyder advisor, cares about you because he is from the city of Flint (despite making more than 3 times […]

Officials say Flint will have four state-run water sites “indefinitely”

FLINT, MI – Mayor Karen Weaver and state officials say Flint will have at least four state-run water distribution sites also known as Points of Distribution sites or PODs “indefinitely.” “Flint residents have spoken out,” Weaver said during a July 26, 2017, press conference at Flint City Hall regarding the city’s water crisis. “We’ve talked […]

Mayor Weaver set to hold a press conference after meeting with Gov. Snyder about water PODS

FLINT, MI — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver will hold a press conference Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Flint City Hall lobby at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the future of state-run Point of Distribution Sites (PODS) used to distribute water to Flint residents. According to July 25, 2017 media advisory, Weaver along with local pastors […]