MSP to Host Fitness Challenge at Berston Field House

The Michigan State Police is hosting a fitness challenge on Saturday,  March 17 at the Berston Field House. This event is free to the public and  designed to encourage everyone to get fit and stay healthy. In addition,  the fitness challenge will serve as a recruiting event for anyone interested in joining the state police.  The civil service application can be completed on site. People of all ages are welcomed to come out and have a great time. There will be refreshments, face painting for children, and giveaways on site. Facebook 2 Twitter 0 Google+0 LinkedIn0…

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City Officials Reach Trial Agreement on Water Restoration Service

FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver’s administration announced today that the City Attorney and Chief Financial Officer have worked with Flint City Council to help restore service to water customers who have had their service disconnected due to non-payment. “This is a compromise the City will implement on a trial basis,” Hughey Newsome, Chief Financial Officer for Flint.  “This process will be in place for the next 60 days effective immediately. We hope that this will allow more residents to get their utility accounts reactivated and maintained,” Newsome stated in a…

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NAACP Freedom Fund Gala Honors Local Leaders

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – The Flint Branch of the NAACP honored community leaders, corporate citizens, and youth at its 37th Annual Freedom Fund Gala held Saturday, March 10 at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center. Hundreds of local area stakeholders were on hand as awards were presented to community leaders for their impact on the Flint community.  Honorees  included, Judge Duncan Beagle, recipient of the C. Fred Robinson Civil Rights Award; Father Philip Schmitter, recipient of the Celia M. Turner Humanitarian Award; Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, recipient…

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Flint Schools, Local Leaders Launch Reading Initiative

FLINT, Mich. – Flint Community Schools, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and other local leaders, recently announced “Extra, Extra Read All About It,” a reading initiative designed to encourage the entire community of Flint to engage in year-round reading. “Reading Month is an opportune time to launch ‘Extra, Extra Read All About It,’ which is just one of the District’s strategies to target improved literacy outcomes, but the truth is, every month is reading month, and there’s no better way to start than in the home,” said Superintendent Bilal…

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Basic Needs Fair; Water, Food Giveaway

The Flint Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in conjunction with the Flint Public Library will host their Ninth Annual Basic Needs Fair.  The event will be held on Saturday, March 24th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Numerous agencies will be on hand to provide information and assistance for the community.  There will also immunizations available, fresh fruits, vegetables, and water while supplies last. Admission is free and open to the public. The Flint Public Library is located at 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint.   Please email any…

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Melissa Harville-Lebron: First Black Woman to Own a NASCAR Team

Melissa Harville-Lebron Makes NASCAR History (The Network Journal) – NASCAR is known to be an all-male (and mostly white) space, but Melissa Harville-Lebron has changed that. After taking her sons to NASCAR in the hopes of talking them out of becoming NASCAR drivers, she ended up investing in a team of her own (comprised of two Latino and four Black drivers). She created E2 Northeast Motorsports under the umbrella of her existing company, W.M. Stone Enterprises, Inc. In an interview with The Huffington Post, she spoke of her goals. “To…

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