Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebration and education

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebration and education

Hispanic citizens represent less than 10 percent of Flint’s population, but their culture represents a lot more. Throughout the city and Genesee County, food, art, religion and education is represented in the contributions of families, business owners, activists and other community leaders of Latino backgrounds. Flint residents and others throughout the country have celebrated the […]

Mayor Weaver’s administration pushes for more progress to overcome ongoing city challenges

Mayor Weaver’s administration pushes for more progress to overcome ongoing city challenges

Mayor Karen Weaver is being celebrated for her leadership in the midst of Flint’s most significant public health crisis, but she isn’t resting on her laurels. Weaver recently attended the yearly Congressional Black Caucus Conference in Washington, D.C. where she received the Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.’s Health Award. She also was recently named a member […]

Your vote needed to crown Flint’s most neighborly leaders with community awards

Your vote needed to crown Flint’s most neighborly leaders with community awards

A few neighborly nominees will become award winners Sept. 27 at a community celebration in University Square Park in honor of National Good Neighbor Day. The Good Neighbor Awards are presented by Flint Neighborhoods United and you are invited to vote for your favorite. Nominees include local residents, foundations, non-profits, community improvement programs, and companies […]

MarcMaking’s art transforms Flint figures into images on canvas

MarcMaking’s art transforms Flint figures into images on canvas

Power from the strokes of a paintbrush was DeMarcus Smith’s emotional therapy. Following a loved one’s tragic death, art gave him a sanctuary. “I’ve been drawing forever, but in 2010 my sister was killed and it took a toll on me,” Smith says. “I was in a dark place for a while.” Sheena Smith, 22, […]

Michigan Economic Development Corp. invests in $37 million Flint hotel to help grow downtown development

Michigan Economic Development Corp. invests in $37 million Flint hotel to help grow downtown development

Downtown Flint’s hospitality will be on full display in the form of a 101-guestroom hotel. Hilton Buckham Square is a newly announced addition to an increasingly dense landscape in the city’s business district. The forthcoming Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP) project is expected to generate almost $40 million of investment, including about $7.9 million in […]