What can we do?

What can we do?

“I knew what I wanted and where I wanted to go. I always wanted to entertain and help others.” —Khalid “I want to help others too and find the perfect French fry stand—are both possible?” ―Marcia Faye McGee I’ve asked this question before, but it is a question that may need to be asked again. In light of […]

Women-owned businesses are driving Flint’s small business boom

Women-owned businesses are driving Flint’s small business boom

You can make it. That was a central theme of Flint’s recent GoGetHER Conference, which showcased the success stories of women like Naturalicious Hair Care Products Founder & CEO Gwen Jimmere. As an unemployed, single mother, Jimmere launched her national business with only $32 in assets and a desperate mandate to support her young son. […]

Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

There has, and will continue to be, so much written regarding Flint’s resurgence, primarily fueled by neighborhood activism and entrepreneurship. Women are a major driving force behind it, as more and more women are starting businesses and coalition-building to improve their lives, neighborhoods and, ultimately, the city. As this trend continues, it is important that, […]

Up for the challenge

Up for the challenge

We all fall down.  If you are alive it’s inevitable. The getting up part is what distinguishes us. That message was amply displayed at the United Way of Genesee County’s Annual Campaign Dinner last week. Featuring a powerful presentation by decorated Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson, who starred in the film Battleship, the event could […]

Neighbors are Newsmakers

Neighbors are Newsmakers

So many times, the person behind the scenes of the biggest development is the person next door. What becomes the new neighborhood mural, playground or renovation project usually starts as an idea in the mind of a resident with a vision and commitment. This is critical when it comes to the priceless work of community […]

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 […]

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