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Popular Fox cartoon pokes fun at Flint water crisis

The popular adult cartoon Family Guy has been known to hold no punches. That remained true as a short scene takes a jab at the Flint water crisis. Check out the this quick clip as writers make fun of the city’s lead-tainted water.  

Flint mayor says state needs to be held accountable for ending water credits

FLINT, MI – Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says recent controversy between the state and the mayor over water credits is a distraction. Weaver held a press conference Monday, Feb. 20 to address claims that she knew about the state’s decision to end water credits nearly two months before she notified the public and Flint City […]

Flint Mayor to hold press conference to address water credit controversy

FLINT, MI — Mayor Karen Weaver will hold a press conference over conflicting accounts of a meeting she had with Gov. Rick Snyder over Flint’s water credits. “Mayor Weaver would like (to) address conflicting accounts regarding information sate officials relayed to her and other city officials about the water credits and when/how that information was […]

Fate of a north Flint youth center unknown after organizers asked to leave by March

FLINT, MI – A youth center on the city’s north side may have to close doors after receiving notice from the city of Flint to be out by next month. The board at Haskell Community Center received a letter from Flint saying the city is parting ways from the Flint Police Activities League (PAL) Corp., […]

Little Miss Flint talks Flint water crisis, Obama with Teen Vogue

Flint’s Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny was featured on for her participation in the Women’s March on Washington DC in January and her role in keeping Flint’s water crisis in the spotlight. Mari, who also goes by Little Miss Flint, is most known for writing a letter to former President Barack Obama over the city’s water […]

Federal judge dismisses more Flint water crisis lawsuits, report says

A federal judge has dismissed three lawsuits brought by Flint residents against a number of Michigan officials over Flint’s water crisis. On Feb. 7, U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara dismissed yet another law suit saying  the lawsuit would bypass the Safe Water Drinking Act, according to the Feb. 7 Detroit News article. O’Meara dismissed […]

Adviser steals $200k from Flint’s basketball legend Glen Rice, report says

A man basketball star Glen Rice called “one of his best friends” embezzled an estimated $1 million from heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Rice and other athletes, according to a Feb. 6, 2017 Washington Post article. Brian J. Ourand, who served as a financial adviser for Rice, Tyson and two other athletes, admitted to stealing money […]

Construction Begins On New Early Childhood Education Center In Flint

FLINT, MI. — Construction of a new early childhood education center on the campus of Flint’s Durant-Tuuri-Mott Community School began today with $9 million in support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The center will serve as many as 220 children beginning in the fall. “The Mott Foundation has long supported a continuum of K-12 education, afterschool […]

Flint Residents File $772 Million Lawsuit Against U.S. Government for EPA’s Negligence in City’s Water Crisis

DETROIT, MI.  — A group of more than 1,700 Flint residents have filed a $772 million lawsuit against the U.S. Government for the negligence of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its failure to prevent the public health catastrophe known world-wide as the “Flint Water Crisis” from occurring. The 37-page complaint was filed here today in […]