Riverside renewal moves along on Chevy Commons, site of historic labor dispute

Riverside renewal moves along on Chevy Commons, site of historic labor dispute

A site associated with historic labor conflict is becoming a location for environmental preservation and leisure activity. Chevy Commons, made famous as the scene of 1936 “sit-down strike” held by Flint auto workers, has gained attention and is attracting more resources to support development of the district. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MEDQ), City […]

RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will launch dialogue examining an issue critical to Flint’s future

RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will launch dialogue examining an issue critical to Flint’s future

Devin Bathish encounters the same daily challenges as most Flint residents, but not many of his neighbors experience the same challenges he does. As one in a small percentage of local Arab American citizens, he often faces cultural and racial barriers that can impact virtually every aspect of life. What’s even more problematic for Bathish […]

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village’s Maryum Rasool committed to empowering Flint youth

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village’s Maryum Rasool committed to empowering Flint youth

Professionally and geographically, Maryum Rasool’s path was a winding one. A Boston native, she and her family settled in Flint, her father’s hometown, after contracts for the construction company he owned took them to Morocco, Spain and other locations. As the new kid in elementary school, Rasool occasionally drew unwanted attention from her classmates. “I […]

Model and aspiring designer styles a direction for future of Flint’s fashion business

Model and aspiring designer styles a direction for future of Flint’s fashion business

On its surface Flint seems nearly a world away from the runways of cities known for their membership in the international fashion community. Streetlights are more common than spotlights for most of the aspiring models and designers who hail from Genesee County’s largest locale. But if it’s left up to ambitious advocates like Alexis Jones, […]

Charter Health Care center celebrates new accreditation for pharmacy tech program

Charter Health Care center celebrates new accreditation for pharmacy tech program

Aspiring health professionals have another option for professional training in the Flint area. Charter Health Care Training Center’s pharmacy technician program will celebrate its accreditation at 4 p.m. July 25 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the building’s Flint Township campus, 1055 Charter Drive. Charter Health Care Training Center reports a 100 percent student passing rate […]

U-M Flint Chancellor Borrego to be honored by Monarchs July 20

U-M Flint Chancellor Borrego to be honored by Monarchs July 20

A University of Michigan-Flint administrator will become part of the city’s monarchy July 20. Susan Borrego, the university’s chancellor, will receive the Monarch Inspiration Award during halftime of the Flint Monarchs women’s basketball game versus the Toledo Threat at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. The game begins at 2 p.m. The honor will mark […]

Brennan Park kicks off a favorite summer tradition July 21

Brennan Park kicks off a favorite summer tradition July 21

Dominique Strong remembers growing up in a South Flint neighborhood where there were plenty of activities for youth. Living at the Howard Estates apartments across from Brennan Park, she and her friends frequented the Brennan Center, which held fun programs and events. But today the center is a seniors-only facility and the community has one […]

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