Dedicated Believers Ministries Awarded $10k to Teach African-American Arts & Culture

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – Dedicated Believers Ministries has received two grant awards totaling $10,260 to continue its Art Education Outreach program in 2018. The program introduces African-American artists, artworks, and history to K-12 students in North Flint. The program is available as an after school offering to students attending Brownell STEM Academy, Doyle-Ryder Elementary, Holmes STEM Academy, and Flint Northwestern High School. Program funders include the Ruth Mott Foundation, Crim Fitness Foundation, and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. Pastor Anthony and Davida Artis, who founded Dedicated…

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The Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announced

By Alex LaGrone, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – A press conference was held Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Flint Public Library to officially announce the 2018 inductees to the Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame. The newly honored inductees are Mance Broome Sr., Terry Crews, Norman J. Graham Jr., Keith Gray, Lisa Horne, Ervin Leavy Jr., Beecher High School, 1985 Basketball Team and Flint Southwestern, 1975 Track Team. Founder Norm Bryant announced the six individuals and two teams that made up the group. Broome was a two-way starter…

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Researchers Conclude Legionnaires Outbreak Linked to Change in Water Supply

Flint, Mich. – A research team with the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) has found that the majority of Legionnaires’ disease cases that occurred during the 2014-15 outbreak in Genesee County can be attributed to the change in the City of Flint’s drinking water supply to the Flint River. The team’s findings are based on detailed statistical analysis of multiple datasets. The researchers also found that the specific strain of Legionella isolated from Flint residences as part of FACHEP’s sampling in 2016 is not readily detected by…

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Michigan DNR Seeks Conservation Officers

Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking candidates for its Conservation Officer Recruit School, a 23-week training academy that is the first step in becoming a conservation officer. The application deadline is March 1. The DNR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity among its applicants. During the academy, recruits become state of Michigan employees and are paid biweekly. After graduation, they become probationary conservation officers and spend several more months training throughout the state before being assigned to one of Michigan’s 83 counties, in…

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