Flint Beat Articles
Communities First partners with PNC, Michigan Masons for Movies Under the Stars event

FLINT, MI –  Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure and the Michigan Masons for a learning and safety event on June 23 from 5  – 8pm, just before Movies Under the Stars. The festivities will take place on the front lawn of Flint City Hall. PNC’s Grow Up Great “Learning […]

Juneteenth cookout celebrates Flint fathers, mentors

FLINT, MI – Organizers of Flint’s annual Juneteenth festivities are now launching an effort to support fathers with a Father’s Day Family Fun Cookout celebration. The celebration will be held at the University Square, at the corner of Grand Traverse and University Avenue, on June 18, 2017 from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. and not only […]

The battle of two youth programs – Flint city officials go toe to toe

FLINT, MI – It’s a battle of programs. Two programs both created to serve Flint youth – One being supported by Flint City Council and another that has favor from Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s administration. But so far, no one knows what the future will bring for either financially. Both parties held press conferences on […]

Mayor demands apology from Steve Harvey over insensitive Flint water crisis comment

FLINT, MI – Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is demanding an apology from comedian Steve Harvey after he made comments about the city’s water crisis. “As Mayor for the City of Flint, and someone who has been on your show and spoken with you personally about the “Flint Water Crisis.” I was deeply saddened by your […]

‘Flint Seniors Lives Matter’ event will help empower the senior community during water crisis

FLINT, MI – The Valley Area Agency on Aging will kickoff the first of four events this summer through their Flint Senior Lives Matter initiative aimed at helping people 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 crisis,” […]

State-appointed board postpones decision on liens on thousands of Flint homes

FLINT, MI – The state-appointed board overseeing Flint’s finances say they are holding off on a decision as to whether a move by the Flint City Council to prevent liens from being placed on thousands of homes in the city will stand. The Receivership Transition Advisory Board voted to revisit a moratorium Flint City Council […]

Flint man dedicated to helping youth named 2017 winner of Ruth Mott Foundation Leadership Award

FLINT, MI – The Ruth Mott Foundation announced that a Flint man who is making strides with a community program focused on helping local youth gain job skills has been chosen as the winner of the inaugural Ruth Mott Foundation Leadership Award. Greg Gaines, 68, is about to embark on his 27th year of leading […]

Confidential memo regarding background check on mayor’s adviser leaked to public

FLINT, MI – Flint Interim City Attorney Angela Wheeler has warned City Council members of a breach of confidentiality after an email was sent out to non-city officials regarding whether Mayor Karen Weaver’s adviser Aonie Gilcreast had been vetted. The memo, dated June 2, 2017, was sent to council members from Wheeler after Councilwoman Jackie […]

Schedule announced for annual Movies Under the Stars event

Flint, MI – Communities First, Inc.’s 4th annual Movies Under the Stars outdoor summer film series is scheduled to begin on Friday, June 23, 2017 with a showing of The Lego Batman Movie on the back lawn of Flint City Hall located at 1101 S. Saginaw St. The free, family events will be held on […]

Read the documents surrounding a whistleblower lawsuit against Flint Mayor Karen Weaver

FLINT, MI — Mayor Karen Weaver and the City of Flint have been engulfed in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former City Administrator Natasha Henderson. Henderson, who was hired by former Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, filed a federal lawsuit May 2016 saying she was fired from her job after asking Flint’s legal department to investigate […]