Human Trafficking: The Second Largest Criminal Enterprise

(OneNation Media Services, Inc.) – Human trafficking, two words that many may think only happens in impoverished countries, however it can hit a lot closer to home. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Human Trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise. As January is recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, agencies across the country are working diligently to educate communities about this growing epidemic. In 2016 alone, 249 cases of human trafficking were reported in Michigan, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.…

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Black Republican Senator Says Trump ‘Must Apologize’ for ‘Sh*thole’ Remarks

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Donald Trump, who has constantly denied being a racist, is now embroiled in a growing controversy after he referred to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador as “sh*thole countries” and asked why America can’t draw more immigrants from places like “Norway”, a predominately White country. The remarks made Jan. 11 during a bi-partisan Whitehouse meeting on immigration policies, has set off a fire storm of criticism from both sides of the aisles, including from the only Haitian-American in Congress, Republican Rep. Mia Love (Utah), who has demanded…

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Tutor Training for Adult Learners

The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network and committed partners have developed a community-wide Adult Tutor Training that will provide support to Adult tutoring in the greater Flint community. The training will be held Friday, Jan. 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Regional Technology Center on the campus of Mott Community College. The Literacy Network and Partner Sites have been diligently working on this coordinated effort and are excited to launch this month. Trained tutors will be prepared to volunteer at various Adult Learning Centers throughout Flint and…

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PROJECT ALPHA: A Sexual Responsibility Workshop for Teen Males

Local young men will have the opportunity to talk “man-to-man” about issues of sexuality as they take part in a daylong workshop sponsored by the Epsilon Upsilon Lambda and Theta Tau Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Project Alpha will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Mott Community College Workforce Development Center located at 709 North Saginaw Street in Flint. The workshop will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Project Alpha is a national program, designed to help young men make better and more informed choices…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Flint Public Library

The Flint Public Library will be open Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Programming that day will feature several events, including a craft activity –  “Peace Hands” – in the Children’s Learning Place at 1:00 p.m. prior to the 33rd Annual Community Celebration from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a special salute to Mr. John Rhymes. The Community Celebration program will feature keynote speaker, Isaiah Oliver, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Ja’Nel Jamerson, Executive Directive of…

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College Scholarships Available for Women Majoring in IT Degrees

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWT) has announced its scholarship program for the 2018-2019 academic year. MCWT Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities for technology-focused high school seniors, GET-IT club high school seniors and women who will be enrolled full time in college-level courses for the 2018-2019 academic year at Michigan universities including Baker College. Eligibility An applicant must be a female high-school student or currently enrolled college/university level student who is: • A resident of the state of Michigan • A student with a 3.0 GPA or…

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Hit Stage Play, “Fo’ Sistaz” Returns to Where it All Began – Flint!

After two sellout shows in Detroit, the hit stage play about the real life relationship between four sisters from Flint, will premier for one night only – Friday, Jan. 19 – at The New McCree Theater. ‘Fo’ Sistaz’ chronicles the complex lives of four sisters and how they dealt with life from the ordinary to extraordinary circumstances. ‘Fo’ Sistaz’ is an emotional ride that reveals self-identification and family dependency through the feminine lens of various religious and cultural perspectives. The play takes the audience on a journey to discover the…

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Youth Salute to a King

The men of the Flint Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the young men of the Esquire Mentoring & Leadership Program invite the Flint community to a program honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Youth Salute to A King” will be held Monday, Jan. 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 424 Kennelworth Ave., Flint, MI 48503. Young men and women from the Flint community, including The Esquire Mentoring & Leadership Program, will use their talents in the areas of song…

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Flint Mobile Food Pantry, January Distribution Dates

Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for January at locations throughout Flint. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Families in January will receive produce that includes apples, carrots, potatoes, onions and cabbage. The program is funded through the more than $300 million in state taxpayer…

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