Local grocers gain ground in Flint

Local grocers gain ground in Flint

When the last big-box grocery store left Flint, about 100,000 residents were left with one less major shopping option for affordable, fresh food. The void punctuated by Kroger’s closing on Davison Road in 2015 left residents, community leaders and local government to seek solutions, but the effort has grown into something bigger. Several independent retail […]

Author reminds Flint girls beauty is only skin-deep

Author reminds Flint girls beauty is only skin-deep

Flint author Danielle Green wants to educate girls about their inner beauty. Through her children’s story, Hey, Pretty Girl, a new self-help book, Green challenges societal standards of beauty by spotlighting qualities on the inside that make girls pretty. The book has been available since early spring. “I have a passion for women. I have […]

McCree Theatre presents a hair-raising play

McCree Theatre presents a hair-raising play

Depending on who you ask, it might be the most important decision of the day, year, or even lifetime. It can sometimes be a black woman’s costliest monthly investment besides the mortgage installment or car note. Hair is the crucial it in so many black households, both in Flint and throughout the country. A production […]

Flint’s food landscape shows signs of new life

Flint’s food landscape shows signs of new life

To make sure his congregation and community enjoy healthy food options one pastor  took it upon himself to find resources to feed more Flint residents. Pastor Patrick Wayne Sanders of New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church at 1035 East Carpenter Road, developed the nonprofit Fresh Start CDC about five years ago, around the same time […]