FLINT, MI — City officials say they still have no word from the state on whether Michigan will continue to support state-run water distribution sites for Flint residents. “Over the past few weeks, residents of Flint have been expressing their great anxiety over the potential end to the supply of bottled water and funding needed […]
FLINT, MI — Each week Tia Simpson travels throughout the city of Flint, Michigan, to restock cases of water that sit in her living room. It’s not uncommon to see 20 or more cases in her home. She uses the water to wash and prepare food, to brush her teeth and for daily consumption. “This […]
FLINT, MI — Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aide told a Flint activist that he hasn’t “earned the right to disrespect” Snyder over Flint’s water crisis nor does Snyder “deserve to be vilified.” Rich Baird, Snyder’s top aide, sent a text message to Flint resident Arthur Woodson in February after Woodson commented to the Detroit News […]
Class-action Flint water contamination lawsuits can move forward after a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for the suit by filed Flit residents pursuing civil rights claims against local and state officials for contaminating the city’s water supply. According to a March 19, 2018, Reuters’ article, “the justices left in place a […]
Ten independent online news publishers from across the country have been chosen to participate in a yearlong program that will offer assistance in building advertising support for local journalism, LION Publishers announced this month Chosen from a group of 79 applicants to participate in RAMP — the Revenue from Advertising Mentorship Program — were: Adrian […]
Former Emergency Manager set to lead Flint Schools
FLINT, MI — A former state emergency manager is set to lead Flint Community Schools as interim superintendent. The Flint Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Gregory Weatherspoon to lead the district during a Wednesday, March 14, 2018 meeting. The move comes after the board placed Flint Schools’ top administrators on leave […]
FLINT, MI — Flint students can now apply for the Flint Promise scholarship. Flint Promise is available to Flint residents who will graduate from a high school or GED program located in Flint in 2018 or later. The scholarship will cover up to 100 percent of a student’s tuition and book fees after federal grants […]
FLINT, MI — It’s like being naked in front of strangers, people seeing little details of your life that they never had the privilege of knowing. “Flint Town” takes viewers from the gritty streets of Flint as police officers canvass neighborhoods with little to no manpower into cops homes introducing us to a world that […]
FLINT, MI — Local, state and national leaders will start International Women’s Day with a panel discussion focused on justice and economic dignity for women during the Women’s Issues and Education Breakfast on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mott Community College Regional Technology Center located at 1401 E. […]
(This commentary was written by a Flint resident who wished to remain anonymous after reviewing his story. His identify has been verfied by Flint Beat staff.) The City of Flint police department has run amok. I never thought I would write that about the city’s understaffed, 100-officer police outfit, but Netflix’s new tell-all documentary “Flint […]