5th Annual African American Film Series at Flint Institute of Arts begins this month  

5th Annual African American Film Series at Flint Institute of Arts begins this month  

A four-month Our African American Film Series that begins with Toni Morrison’s acclaimed “The Pieces that I Am” in November and ends with the emotional film “Mr. Church” on Feb. 13 will celebrate the artistry of African Americans in entertainment. The series, designed to “inspire, inform, empower and entertain” attendees, is hosted by Communities First […]

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

While many Michigan’s urban cities’ economic recovery programs have gained momentum, there is concern those efforts may not be moving fast enough or are far enough along. Visibility is often a problem. Investors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, developers, builders and other critical stakeholders need to “see” incentives, in order to “seize” them, according to development experts […]

Youth invitational keeps kids on the move

Youth invitational keeps kids on the move

Running isn’t typically viewed as a team activity, but the Crim Fitness Foundation takes a group focus when introducing children to one of the world’s oldest forms of exercise. Area youth running groups compete at the annual Crim Kids Invitational, which will be held on Friday, August 16, at Chevy Commons in Flint. The event […]

Flint, Pontiac win eligibility approval for Opportunity Zone investment initiative

Flint, Pontiac win eligibility approval for Opportunity Zone investment initiative

Flint and Genesee County are among areas in 18 states approved for federal support that could help boost job creation and economic improvement. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service approved Michigan’s application for Opportunity Zones, communities eligible for tax benefits designed to improve the quality of life for their residents by […]

STRIVE helps at-risk individuals transform their lives

STRIVE helps at-risk individuals transform their lives

Life can be tough for returning citizens and other at-risk individuals. Finding and keeping a job can be hard for many and for those re-entering society, simply learning how to live in a world outside of prison can be daunting. They need help and support. STRIVE is there to help with training that leads to […]

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