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Congressman Dan Kildee Announces New Federal Grant Supporting 25 AmeriCorps VISTA Members in Flint

Half Million Dollar Federal Grant to Crim Fitness Foundation Will Support AmeriCorps VISTA Members Helping Children in Flint Schools  WASHINGTON – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) announced that 25 new AmeriCorps VISTA members will be serving in the Flint Community Schools thanks to a federal grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The […]

Flint City Administrator pens letter in response to claims of bribery

August 31, 2017 Open Letter to the Editor: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Lakeisha Williams and Nancy Burgher made false, untrue allegations under oath in court about Mayor Dr. Karen W. Weaver and her City Administrator, Sylvester Jones, Jr. While it’s important to note that both ladies lied under oath, which is a crime in […]

Communities First, Inc. to hold street art competition this weekend during Back to the Bricks

FLINT, MI–  Communities First, Inc. is hosting Art on the Bricks and a parking fundraiser this weekend in conjuncition with the city’s annual Back to the Bricks festivities in downtown Flint. Art on the Bricks, a street art competition, will begin at the University of Michigan-Flint Outdoor Rink located at 303 S. Saginaw Street.  Artists from […]

Democratic candidates vying to be Michigan’s governor are set to debate in Flint

FLINT, MI — Four Democratic candidates for governor of Michigan are expected to participate in a Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, debate at the University of Michigan Flint’s Harding Mott University Center in the Kiva room starting at 5:30 p.m. Candidates Bill Cobbs, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar and Gretchen Whitmer are set to participate in […]

Flint job fair to feature nearly 50 vendors

FLINT, MI — The Flint Genesee Job Corps in partnership with Veterans of Now (VON) and Pay It Forward will be hosting a Community Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at the Flint-Genesee Job Corps Center at 2400 N. Saginaw Street in Flint. The event is free to […]

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 […]

Initiative aims to help Flint’s senior community connect to water crisis resources

FLINT, MI – The Valley Area Agency on Aging is hosting the second of four events this summer through their Flint Senior Lives Matter initiative aimed at helping people ages 60 and older navigate through Flint’s water crisis. “We recognized very early on that the seniors in this community were profoundly affected by the water […]

Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy rides RipStik ‘like a boss’

FLINT, MI — Kids in a Flint neighborhood put a Genesee County Sheriff Office deputy’s RipStik skills to the test on June 30, 2017 – And he did it like a “boss.” “He saw the kids in the neighborhood riding and stopped and (asked) the kids would they laugh at him iif he fell,” said […]

Flint Nonprofit Leader Becomes Youngest Board Chair of Statewide Organization

FLINT, MI — Glenn Wilson, President/CEO of Communities First, Inc. was recently elected to the role of board chair for the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Prior to becoming board chair, he served as a board member and secretary for the statewide organization.  Glenn’s experience in real estate development, entrepreneurship, leadership, non profit […]

Terrorism Strikes Michigan

Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against the man who has been charged in the stabbing of Flint Bishop Police Officer Lt. Jeff Neville on June 21. The complaint was filed on June 28 and charges suspect Amor M. Ftouhi  with violence at an international airport. On June 16, investigators say Ftouhi stabbed Neville in […]