Tree Lighting Promotes Unity, Honors Flint PD and Fire

Flint, Mich. – Mayor Karen Weaver along with Flint City officials and community organizations ushered in the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1. Trees were lit in front of City Hall in blue and red lights in honor of local police and firefighters. A tree was also lit in white lights to represent unity and peace. “Progress is indeed being made in the city of Flint,” said Mayor Weaver. “This is a season of giving and sharing and it’s an ideal time for us to…

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MSP Offering Security Training for Places of Worship

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Police is offering a one-day training for clergy and others who are involved or may become involved in maintaining security at a church facility. The class will be held Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Crown Plaza Lansing – West. The cost is $100 and includes lunch and course materials. Registration may be completed online at michigan.gov/msp. The deadline to register is January 5. First Lt. Kevin Caldwell said MSP has long been sensitive to the vulnerability of soft targets like places of worship. More…

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Me Too: Sexual Harassment and Your Rights

Shocking allegations of sexual misconduct have dominated news headlines in recent weeks. Notable figures from Hollywood’s elite to Washington power players and beyond have become part of a sweeping avalanche of accusations and commentary that appear to have no end in sight. Even several high-profile journalists who would normally report on such lead stories have instead been suspended in the wake of serious accusations leveled against them. Flint Attorney Dean T. Yeotis said it’s important for the accuser as well as the accused to know his/her legal rights. “The law…

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Treasury Warns Taxpayers of Fraudulent Phone Calls

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Treasury is warning taxpayers of aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating state tax officials. Within the last couple of days, the state Treasury Department has observed a surge in scam phone calls where scammers are claiming to be state tax officials and asking for cash through a wire transfer, prepaid debit card or gift card. Victims are told they owe money and will face arrest, legal action or suspension of business if not paid promptly. Scammers are also altering caller…

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63rd Annual Session Of The Great Lakes Baptist Association

63rd Annual Session Of The Great Lakes Baptist Association By LaDon G. McNeil             The Great Lakes Baptist District Association (GLBDA) will convene July 12- 19, 2015 at the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 4805 N. Saginaw St., Flint, Dr. Henry L. Fuller, Jr., Host Pastor. The session will begin with a musical on Sun. July 12, at 7p.m. The theme is Traveling Without Jesus” Scripture: St. Luke 2:41-49. Ministries of the GLBDA will give their annual reports and local pastors of the GLBDA will speak…

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35TH MICHIGAN STORYTELLERS FESTIVAL

35th Michigan Storytellers Festival Saturday, July 18, 2015                                   Judy Sima                                   LaRon Williams Deep Fried Pickle Project             The Flint Public Library (1026 E. Kearsley Street) will present its 35th Annual Michigan Storytellers Festival, FREE Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., inside the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St.,…

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Ruth Mott Foundation welcomes Shannon Easter White

Ruth Mott Foundation welcomes Shannon Easter White to board of trustees Flint native Shannon Easter White, who founded FUNchitecture a Flint-based design solution firm, has joined the board of trustees of the Flint-based Ruth Mott Foundation. The Carman-Ainsworth High School graduate and University of Michigan-Master of Architecture alumnus launched her career at PDA Architecture (now inForm studio) and then worked for 10 years with THA Architects Engineers. After the birth of her first child, Shannon started FUNchitecture to focus her talents on working with FUN clients desiring FUNctional design solutions while balancing…

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A Dream Becomes Reality For The All America African Museum

A Dream Becomes Reality For The All America African Museum By Dr. Larry Higgins On behalf of the All American African Museum Board of Directors, and Charter Member, Dr. Larry J. Higgins, we would like to announce that on February 22, 2009, the people of the United States came together to form an organization to start an African American Museum. We had people from all 50 states to participate in this endeavor. This event will be open to people all over the world, in the Summer of 2016, in Washington D.C..…

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Ophelia Bonner Scholarship Fund 8K, 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Ophelia Bonner Scholarship Fund 8K, 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk to Honor Veterans                 This year's annual Ophelia Bonner Scholarship Fund Road Race will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015, 8:00 a.m. Due to renovation of the University Pavilion in downtown Flint, registration for the road race will be held at The Harding Mott University Center, 400 Mill Street, Flint, MI 48503 (off Kearsley and Chavez St.), at 6:30 a.m.                 Early registration is now through July 20, 2015. Late registration and packet pickup…

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“Jack and the Beanstalk”

“Jack and the Beanstalk” Brings Family Fun to Flint and Genesee County – Free and Open to the Public. Once again Flint’s Kearsley Park Players take their fairy tale theater for children and families to parks and playgrounds across the city and county.             “Jack and the Beanstalk” is this year’s fairy tale and the large cast features many local performers including Justin Wetenhall as Jack, Amber M. Dillard as Jack’s mother, Victor Galea as the wizard, Jessica Eldridge as the giant’s wife and Matt Szukhent as the giant.  The cast also includes…

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