Flint Beat Articles
Special forum to focus on Flint pipe replacement program, water quality

FLINT, MI — Officials are set to hold a special forum focused on Mayor Karen Weaver’s FAST Start program and the Flint Water Quality Improvement program. The forum will be held Feb. 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Mott Community College Event Center at 1401 E. Court Street. Weaver along with the Director of […]

60 Opportunities for Professional, Personal Growth in 2018

FLINT, MI – Whether you want to get your finances in order or bring a business idea to fruition, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers the resources to help make your goals a reality. In 2018, the Chamber will provide more than 60 workshops and seminars that are relevant to a variety of […]

Scientific information is the key to democracy in areas like Flint

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has deleted key statistics on its web page about the percentage of Puerto Ricans living without drinking water and electricity. In this photo from October 2017, Roberto Figueroa Caballero sits in his wall-less home after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) By Scott McKenzie, University of […]

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 […]

Flint set to kick off holiday with annual Tree Lighting event at city hall

FLINT, MI — Mayor Karen Weaver and Flint City officials will help usher in the holiday season at Flint City Hall Friday, December 1, 2017 with a Tree Lighting/Holiday Kick-Off event. In addition to honoring local police and firefighters with trees lit with blue and red lights, there will be a tree lit with clear/white lights […]

Mayoral forum: See where mayoral candidates stand on issues before you head to the polls

FLINT, MI — Thirteen candidates participated in mayoral forums held in partnership with Flint Beat and NBC25/Fox 66. If you missed the forums you can watch both below before you head to the polls on Nov. 7, 2017. There are 18 candidates on the ballot for mayor but only 17 now seeking office after David […]

Weaver gains support from ‘Living Single’ actress

FLINT, MI – An actress from a popular 90s sitcom took to social media this week asking people to support Flint Mayor Karen Weaver during the recall election. Erika Alexander played Maxine “Max” Shaw on Living Single, a sitcom that debuted in 1993, alongside with Queen Latifah who played the character, Khadijah James. Queen Latifah also […]

Communities First, Inc. to Host 3rd Annual African American Film Series at Flint Institute of Arts

Flint, MI – Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to host the third annual African American Film Series. The series is designed to inspire, inform, empower and entertain attendees.  The series kicks off on November 2 at 5:30 pm. “This film series has been instrumental in opening up a dialogue […]

Flint City Council Candidate Joyce Ellis-McNeal

Joyce Ellis-McNeal Age:     62 Family: Married Education: Masters of Public Administration, BS – Business Administration/Organization Management, Associate – Computer Technology Occupation: Self Employed Why do you feel you are a good fit for Flint City Council? I possess the public administration skills to supervise the administrative officers, formulate policies and the necessary characters to exercise […]

Halloween event features free food and personal care products for the needy

FLINT, MI — Organizers of a Halloween event are doing this year’s ghoulish holiday with a twist. Instead of focusing on the Halloween tradition of giving out candy to trick or treaters, they will be giving out personal care items and a free meal to the community.  The free event, Trunk or Treat for a […]