Flint NAACP to hold 37th annual dinner in March 10

Flint NAACP to hold 37th annual dinner in March 10

The NAACP’s Flint branch will hold its 37th annual Freedom Fund Dinner at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 10 at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center in Grand Blanc. The annual fundraiser held throughout the country by chapters of the civil rights organization, typically during spring, has become a highlight for members, often attracting locally, regionally, […]

City of Flint gets four-year grant worth nearly $3 million to support economic development

City of Flint gets four-year grant worth nearly $3 million to support economic development

The City of Flint has received a four-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant totaling $2,957,800 to be used to support ongoing economic development, Mayor Karen Weaver announced. The funds will also be used to address depleted staff levels with which the city has been struggling. “We have been meeting with (Kellogg Foundation CEO) LaJune Montgomery Tabron and […]

Kettering University student gives back to the Flint community through co-op experience

Kettering University student gives back to the Flint community through  co-op experience

by Sarah Schuch For Chelsea Reeves her Kettering University co-op experience wasn’t just about growing professionally but learning what it means to give back to the community. Her time at Kettering opened up many opportunities to volunteer in Flint through the National Society of Black Engineers and Kagle Leadership Initiatives. It was those experiences that […]

Little Flint hero helps raise $15,000 for youth to see Black Panther movie

Little Flint hero helps raise $15,000 for youth to see Black Panther movie

One of Flint’s littlest heroes is helping many of her peers see the superhero film of the year. Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” known for helping bring nationwide attention to the needs of children during the city’s ongoing water emergency, launched a local campaign to raise funds toward admission to Marvel […]

Parent support program promotes family empowerment

Parent support program promotes family empowerment

A low point in Shearese Stapleton’s personal life led to a mission of uplifting others. “I went through a divorce in 2011 and my life changed drastically after that,” she recalls. The transition to single parenting and related adjustments left Stapleton twisting in the wind, emotionally. But, not one to be content without solutions, she […]

Be your own valentine

Be your own valentine

If cupid doesn’t shoot the arrow of love your way and you find yourself without that special someone this Valentine’s Day, here’s your opportunity to be creative. Try something different. I want you to be your OWN Valentine! Shower yourself with love. Stop criticizing yourself. Praise yourself instead: “I am a work of art” Give yourself […]

Theater group’s Flint Rising production scheduled

Theater group’s Flint Rising production scheduled

Gary Anderson wasn’t content to make his latest theatrical production all about performance drama. There’s a clear message and urgency behind the timing and presentation of Flint Rising, a staged reading scheduled March 23 and March 24 at TechTown, 440 Burroughs St. in Detroit. Typically, a play produced by Plowshares Theatre Co. would take about […]

Research shows 80 percent of Legionnaires’ cases linked to water supply; state disagrees with study

Research shows 80 percent of Legionnaires’ cases linked to water supply; state disagrees with study

Research done by Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and Colorado State University shows that 80 percent of Legionnaires’ cases in Flint between 2014 and 2015 are linked to the city’s drinking water supply source transition to the Flint River. The research also concluded that Flint residents consuming water supplied by the Flint River […]

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