FLINT. MI — He was a typical 10-year-old boy. Jacques Allen loved to watch YouTube, go fishing and sledding and hanging out with friends. So far, everyone says the same thing. Jacques was just a “good kid.” “He loved to dance. He loved his game. He was loved. He was kind. He was sharing. He […]
Tiara Darisaw, 13, has already found a sweet spot with intertwining her love of politics and impacting the Flint community. In the midst of issues plaguing the city of Flint with the water crisis, Darisaw, a student at Flushing Middle School was inspired to develop her own organization she calls “Children for Flint.” It will […]
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 […]
FLINT, MI — Coming from a legacy of community outreach that her parents planted in her as a child, Chia Morgan has since dedicated herself to serve the city of Flint in any way she can. Morgan, 31, who graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2011, later […]
FLINT, MI — An old Sanskrit saying asks the questions: “What happened to the good people of Sumer?” The traveler asked the old man. “What happened to them, for ancient History says they were Black?” “Well,” the old man said to the traveler, “they lost their history, so they died!” By death, I’m sure the […]
FLINT, MI — One of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s biggest supporters has announced that he has Parkinson’s Disease. Civil Rights leader and political activist, Rev. Jesse Jackson, told the public in a press release, Nov. 17 that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease after undergoing a number of tests. “Throughout my career of service God has […]
FLINT, MI — A committee appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to work on Flint water crisis issues has canceled its fourth meeting in a row. Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee appointee Dr. Lawrence Reynolds said there are a number of issues that could have been discussed in the meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 16. “Dear […]
FLINT, MI — Today begins another round of Mediation and Deliberations on the Proposed 30-year Contract With Detroit Water. The Honorable Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and the Flint City Council will be in legal closed session working towards a mediated to resolution. The Community speakers at a Nov. 15, 2017 Flint City Council meeting were all […]
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 […]