FLINT, MI — The petition drive and the wording on the recall ballot question gave us meaning. It was about Rizzo. There were not enough votes that held the Mayor’s involvement in the Rizzo contract were deserving of recall. The Mayor received 53% of the vote. That made moot any argument about the 16 candidates […]
FLINT, MI – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $211,750 from several organizations and individual donors in support of afterschool programming, teen employment and efforts to assist young people in Genesee County. The grantors and donors include: Joybox Express, $100,000 (YouthQuest) Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, $50,000 (Opportunity […]
FLINT — Organizers of a free Thanksgiving holiday event are making preparations to feed hundreds of needy families in the Flint area. Blessed to Be Blessing, in its ninth year, will take place Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Center for Hope located at 517 E. Fifth Street in Flint. The event features […]
(This is the third of a three-part series capturing Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s experience being Flint’s first woman mayor. Part one was published on Sunday, Nov. 5 and part two was published on Nov. 6.)   FLINT, MI — Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver survived the recall election on Tuesday, Nov 7, winning by a landslide […]
FLINT, MI — After watching political tensions in Flint including the city’s controversial trash dispute and a mayor recall effort, Ira Dorsey who is known for his work with Flint’s Dayton Family said it was time for the community to step up. The rapper used his lyrical skills to shed light on Flint’s water crisis […]
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 […]
(This is the second of a three-part series capturing Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s experience being Flint’s first woman mayor. Part one was published on Sunday, Nov. 5.)   FLINT, MI — According to Essence Magazine, some political experts have dubbed 2017 the year of the Black Woman Mayor, 25 of which currently lead cities with populations […]
  (This is the first of a two-part series capturing Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s experience being Flint’s first woman mayor. Part two will publish at 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.) FLINT, MI — According to the Center for American Women and Politics, in 2016, there were 263 women mayors in US cities with […]
Among the 17 or so candidates running for Mayor, I’m sure each of them has a particular motive for running. But I’d be willing to bet that all of those motives pale in comparison to that of Scott Kincaid. You see, if Scott is elected Mayor, one of his first acts will be to settle […]
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 […]