(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 […]
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 […]
Those who are detractors of Mayor Karen Weaver love to bandy the word “corruption” around. However, when one looks at the behavior of Scott Kincaid’s cronies on Flint City Council, you’ll end up scratching your head as to who is truly corrupt. The classic definition of corruption is a form of dishonest or unethical conduct […]
DETROIT, MI – Flint hip-hop artist Mama Sol performed her original single, Hard to Swallow, in front of thousands at the Women’s Convention on Saturday, Oct. 28. “We come in peace with the intent to increase and restore hope for the hopeless and love is the focus. I pray that this message will reach far […]
DETROIT, MI – Local activists and Flint citizens gathered at the Cobo Center on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 to share their stories of healing from the Flint water crisis. Ten speakers participated in a panel titled Making Waves: The Flint Healing Stories on the first day of the convention. Panelists included Gwendolyn […]
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 […]
Flint women are set to represent the city at a convention that is expected to bring thousands of women to Detroit this weekend with one common goal – to reclaim their time. The Reclaiming Our Time Women’s Convention will feature a number of headline speakers including Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Brenda Lawrence, Senator Debbie Stabenow […]