New website helps residents, visitors have a fun time in Flint, Genesee County

New website helps residents, visitors have a fun time in Flint, Genesee County

Residents and visitors looking for something to do in Flint can find it all on the new Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) website exploreflintandgenesee.org. The new site has tools for planning a visit, a more comprehensive events calendar and a streamlined RFP process for meeting planners and sports organizers. It also allows […]

Bank of America’s $1 billion investment will impact Flint, Pontiac, Detroit and West Michigan markets

Bank of America’s $1 billion investment will impact Flint, Pontiac, Detroit and West Michigan markets

The news spread rapidly in June when Bank of America announced it was making a $1 billion, four-year commitment to help local communities address key issues such as economic and racial inequality that have been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. This landmark program is focused on helping people and communities of color who have experienced […]

Governor Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis, creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to focus on issues

Governor Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis, creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to focus on issues

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has elevated black voices in state government by creating the Black Leadership Advisory Council, recognizing racism as a public health crisis and requiring implicit bias training for all state employees. “We must confront systemic racism head on so we can create a more equitable and just Michigan,” says Whitmer. “This is not […]

Empowered by Prayer: Unity Coalition of pastors align behind a four-part plan to address community issues

Empowered by Prayer: Unity Coalition of pastors align behind a four-part plan to address community issues

A multi-denominational group of pastors plan to make a big difference in Flint, according to Christ Church Tabernacle COGIC Pastor Chris Martin, who announced the Unity Coalition’s four-part plan at a press conference yesterday. Initiated to respond to the violence and racial disparities in the Flint-area, the group will collectively address what the pastorial community feels […]

Small businesses get support with the introduction of the BIG Series

Small businesses get support with the introduction of the BIG Series

Small and black-owned businesses are the lifeblood of many city neighborhoods and business districts.  In Flint, they have too often been among the last to arrive and the first to falter.  The COVID-19 pandemic has only served to heighten the challenges this fragile, yet increasingly important, business sector faces, according to representatives of the  Inter-Faith Small […]

Tire Project aims to get Flint residents on the road to success

Tire Project aims to get Flint residents on the road to success

Most everyone wants work to work. And with unemployment rising, it’s particularly important that those that seek work are well-qualified to fill open positions. That’s a part of the motivation behind Flint Innovative Solutions newly announced partnership with Delta Tire, which aims to help North Flint residents start a career in the automotive repair industry. […]

Returning citizens program gets critical infusion of support

Returning citizens program gets critical infusion of support

Returning home can be a bumpy process for many returning citizens. Too often times they come home to homelessness and face elevated employment, health and mental health challenges, according to M.A.D.E. Institute’s Executive Director Leon El-Alamin. Homes mean hope for many formerly incarcerated men and women “When basic needs like housing aren’t met, individuals are […]

Flint mobile food pantries continue during June

Flint mobile food pantries continue during June

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will continue to provide nutritious food by the truckload to Flint residents throughout June. MDHHS has provided the Flint mobile food pantries since February 2016 in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Michigan, food pantry distributors […]

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