City Officials to Explore Legal Options Following PODS Shutdown  

 Governor’s Office Responds to Mayor’s Remarks   FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver said city officials feel they have no other choice but to exercise legal options to get the support still needed in Flint since Gov. Rick Snyder is no longer interested in discussing the water situation.  Mayor Weaver made the remarks following a meeting with the governor in Lansing on Monday, April 16.  Earlier this month, Gov. Synder announced Flint’s drinking water is safe to drink again and that the state-funded bottled water supply would end when current supplies…

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Local Activists to Take Water Fight to Lansing

Bus Caravan and Demonstration Planned for April 25th By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – A group of local activists said they plan to commemorate the four years since the start of Flint’s water crisis by taking their demands to Lansing.  Organizers with the group FlintH20Justice said they believe the city’s infrastructure was ruined by the decision to place money over the protection of human life when an emergency manager was appointed to oversee the affairs of the city.  In response, the group is coordinating a chartered bus…

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Faith Leaders, Flint Supporters Step In As State Pulls Out

  State-Funded Bottled Water Supply Has Ended By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer  Flint, Mich. – The state-funded bottled water supply has ended leaving some Flint residents to rely on water donations from outside sources. Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that the state-funded bottled water supply would end when current supplies ran out because Flint’s drinking water is safe to drink again. In a statement issued Friday, April 6, Gov. Snyder said Flint’s water quality has tested below action levels of the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) for…

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The City of Flint will hold Community One-on-One sessions in all Nine Wards

Flint, Mich. – The Chief Public Health Advisor, Chief Recovery Officer and Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Flint will host 90-minute communication and information sessions in all of the city’s nine wards. “It is important that we engage the residents as we move forward in our recovery,” said Jameca Patrick Singleton, Flint’s chief recovery officer.  “I am in the community all the time and I want the residents to know that we have heard their requests for more information, engagement and involvement.  We hope these sessions will serve as…

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In South Africa, Pain and Shock at Passing of Winnie Madikizela Mandela

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – Tributes to anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela Mandela filled the South African radio air waves this week as news of her untimely passing reached the far corners of the nation and the continent. Heart-rending classics from the American songbook – from The Song for Mama by Boyz to Men to Donny Hathaway’s A Song for You – expressed the somber mood in the nation while social media filled with remembrances by those whose lives she touched – sometimes with a single word, sometimes with a long eulogy. “The big…

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Sirius XM’s “Urban View Vote” to Address African American Voter Disenfranchisement

(The Network Journal) – SiriusXM has launched “Urban View Vote” – a nonpartisan, midterm election year voter registration campaign designed to raise awareness about voter registration opportunities throughout the fifty states.  SiriusXM’s Urban View channel will roll out an “Urban View Vote” vehicle to tour multiple states – visiting college campuses, community centers, and other key locations where citizens will get the information necessary to have a voice and join the ranks of America’s voters. The the tour kicked-off today in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and will focus on the African American…

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Local Prevention Group Says “No” to Legal Pot Use

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – The Genesee County Prevention Coalition (GCPC) is hoping for more community involvement and dialogue around recreational marijuana. A spokesperson for the group said they are concerned that Flint and Genesee County residents are not talking more about marijuana and the dangers for youth.  The coalition is against legalized marijuana, except for medicinal purposes.  The coalition said it does not want to see Flint and Genesee County experience the same problems that have occurred in states that have passed recreational marijuana laws. …

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Malcolm X’s daughter, author Ilyasah Shabazz to visit the Flint Public Library

   X: A Novel by Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz is this year’s Great Michigan Read; One title, one state and thousands engaged in literary discussion.     Join us at the Flint Public Library, Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  for a discussion of X: A Novel with author Ilyasah Shabazz and moderator, Todd Womack, UM Flint, of the Department of Social Work at this after-hours event as part of the Great Michigan Read at the Library.    Books are available for check-out at the Teen Browsing Desk and in the Library lobby. The book explores…

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Rep. Neeley Invites Residents to Upcoming Coffee Hours

Residents are encouraged to discuss state, local concerns at free event FLINT, Mich. — State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) invites residents to join him at his upcoming coffee hours. These community events will give constituents a chance to meet with Rep. Neeley to share ideas and concerns, and hear about what’s going on locally and at the Capitol. Rep. Neely will be holding two events, the coffee hours will take place: Monday, March 19, from 8:30-10 a.m., at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Highway, Flint        Monday, March 19,…

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New Poor People’s March Kicks Off This Spring

By Barrington M. Salmon, Contributor (TriceEdneyWire.com) – For more than a year, the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, former North Carolina NAACP president, has been crisscrossing the country issuing a clarion call of resistance against arch-conservative forces that attack civil rights and economic justice gains. He has sought to unify activists, social justice soldiers, concerned citizens, the oppressed and marginalized. He has spoken unrelentingly about the grave twin dangers posed by a hostile Trump administration and a reemerging White nationalism – both of which have targeted African Americans, poor whites,…

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