Fun in Flint: New activities provide a great escape

Fun in Flint: New activities provide a great escape

Winter officially ended weeks ago, but Mother Nature clearly missed “that” memo. With last weekend’s ice storm, today’s snow and the cold week ahead it’s surely time to shake it off. Metaphorically, Flint’s Hot Shop opening couldn’t be better timed. A part of the Flint Institute of Arts‘ opening of its new Contemporary Craft Wing, […]

Fashion effort designed to boost Flint’s economy

Fashion effort designed to boost Flint’s economy

It was Thanksgiving Day and the spirit of gratitude filled many Flint homes in 2016, despite a health threat that frightened the city. News of the water emergency that contributed to lead poisoning, sickness and even some deaths was at the forefront of families’ minds as they prepared their holiday dinner. This year’s feast would […]

Designer and Flint native celebrates successful ‘return’ at fashion show

Designer and Flint native celebrates successful ‘return’ at fashion show

Don Smith’s recent homecoming to Flint marked a reunion even larger than the one it promoted. Billed “The Return – A Live Motion Story Fashion Presentation Show,” the event was Smith’s first collaboration with fellow city native and social media savant KendallKyndall in several years. But “The Return” also reconnected Smith with local energy and […]

Free music night could be chicken soup to our brains

Free music night could be chicken soup to our brains

It turns out music is good medicine. Listening to music helps distract our minds and soothing rhythms help lower our stress levels, according Frontiers in Psychology. But what happens if we kick it up a notch? Well, that’s good, too. Listening to more upbeat melodies or rhythmic raps increases our antibodies that help ward off […]

Flint underground artists aim for musical groundswell

Flint underground artists aim for musical groundswell

A church bell goes off somewhere in the distance. Soon another. Then two more before the beat drops and Mica Pierce’s new single begins. As the 19-year-old rapper and R&B artist appears on screen in the “Cocky” video, he’s dressed in a dark baseball cap, wearing multiple chains around his neck, and standing in surroundings […]

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 Kala Wilburn is named a Good Housekeeping hero

Flint’s Kala Wilburn is named a Good Housekeeping hero

Kala Wilburn might not have set out to be a hero, but she’s been named one in the April edition of Good Housekeeping. Part of a feature examining the contributions of those who impact their communities, Wilburn, a contributor to TheHUB Flint, is recognized as an “everyday hero” for her Fashion Against Violence movement. The […]

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 […]

Why Black History Month matters

Why Black History Month matters

February is Black History Month. Its precursor, Negro History Week, was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 and observed during the second week of February. Woodson was born Dec. 19, 1875 in New Canton, Va., the fourth of seven children. As an adolescent and teenager, Woodson worked as a sharecropper and miner to […]

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