Plushed Out: Flint boutique capitalizes on growing demand for “curvier” clothing

Plushed Out: Flint boutique capitalizes on growing demand for “curvier” clothing

Working four jobs while pursuing an associate degree from the University of Michigan-Flint left Ronita Ramsey with little spare time. She split shifts between two restaurant positions, while clocking hours at an elder care facility and a doctor’s office as a medical assistant. Class work and studying required additional commitment. Her bills were paid and […]

Flint entrepreneur celebrates 35 years of service

Flint entrepreneur celebrates 35 years of service

As a young man growing up in Warren, Ark., Willie Franklin never thought he’d be an entrepreneur. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas and never had designs on making a business outside of the steady job he landed at General Motors right out of college in 1969. He was […]

Flint programs will celebrate Juneteenth

Flint programs will celebrate Juneteenth

Flint is preparing to take part in an annual celebration held in black communities throughout the country. Known as Juneteenth, the holiday that recalls when enslaved people learned their freedom had been granted with President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, will be celebrated with several events: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16 – Youth […]

Fix-it shop brings bike culture to Flint

Fix-it shop brings bike culture to Flint

It’s not your everyday bicycle mechanic service. In fact, there’s not much about Recycle Bike Shop and Mobile Repair that’s traditional, and that’s what customers and supporters of the business like. With a mission to support an increasing number of commuters and cyclists who travel in and out of downtown Flint, husband and wife co-owners […]

YouthQuest recruits students to help stop summer slide

YouthQuest recruits students to help stop summer slide

Some call it “summer slide,” the decline in learning that occurs during sunny, carefree weeks between June and September when most students are out of school. While some parents and teachers encourage independent reading or enrichment programs that keep youth engaged, academic research suggests more educational strengthening is important. YouthQuest, an initiative administered by the […]

June 4 golf event will raise funds for Flint youth of incarcerated parents

June 4 golf event will raise funds for Flint youth of incarcerated parents

When it comes to securing resources that support local families and children Motherly Intercessions doesn’t mind scrambling. At 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 4 the non-profit Flint youth advocacy organization will prove its devotion to the community by hosting the third annual “Unlock the Future Golf Scramble” at Sugarbush Golf Club in Davison. Since 1999 the […]

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