Nestle Agrees to Provide Bottled Water to Three Flint Locations

Mayor Karen Weaver recently announced that Nestle Waters has agreed to provide bottled water to Flint residents. “We have been in conversation with representatives at Nestle Waters and they have generously agreed to provide the three Help Centers in Flint with bottled water for the next several months,” said Weaver. “I want to thank Nestle for their willingness to help the people of Flint. I also want to thank everyone who had a hand in helping to make this a reality, Senator Jim Ananich and Jamie Gaskin and his team…

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May is American Stroke Month: What to Know Now

(StatePoint) — For patients experiencing ischemic stroke — the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the time it takes to receive treatment is critically important for avoiding irreversible brain damage. While getting evaluated by a specialist used to take up to several hours, new in-ambulance technology being tested by hospitals nationwide is helping patients get evaluated within minutes. May is American Stroke Month, and a good opportunity to learn how a new technology known as In-Transit Telestroke (ITTS) may…

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Marvin Jennings, Jr. Announces Candidacy for 7th Circuit Court

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer Marvin Jennings Jr. has announced his candidacy for one of two open seats on Genesee County’s 7th Circuit Court.  He will join seven other candidates on the ballot in the Aug. 7 primary election.  The top four candidates will move on to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Jennings said it was a chance encounter in the late 90s that sparked his interest in the field of law.  Once headed to medical school, he changed plans and opted to study law instead. Today,…

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Michigan Voters to Decide on Pot Legalization

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer Michigan could soon join the growing list of states that have passed marijuana legalization measures. Now that the state Board of Canvassers has confirmed supporters of the ballot measure turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the fall ballot, it will be up for voters to decide in November. If the measure passes, it would allow adults over the age of 21 to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Marijuana retailers would be imposed a 10 percent excise tax…

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Dr. Reginald and First Lady Deloris Flynn Celebrate 10 Years of Service at Foss Avenue Baptist Church

  By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer  Dr. Reginald Flynn said his 10 years of service at Foss Avenue Baptist church have been a labor of love. He and First Lady Deloris Flynn will mark the ministry milestone together with family and friends during a celebratory weekend that will include a black-tie dinner and pastoral anniversary service concluding on Sunday, May 6. “I love the people of Flint, and especially the Beecher community, where I grew up,” he said. Dr. Flynn said he is grateful for the Foss Avenue congregation…

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Museum Memorializing Black Lynching Victims Opens in Montgomery, Alabama

By Frederick H. Lowe Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com  (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum has opened to teach American history never published in textbooks. The museum is a memorial to the documented 4,400 African-Americans murdered in terrorist lynchings, which included beatings, drownings and being burned at the stake by Whites between 1877 and 1950 in 12 Southern States including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Their names are engraved…

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Local Nonprofit to Celebrate “Champions for Children” Annual Charity Event

Not on My Watch themed program reaffirms commitment to help abused and neglected children  Orchards Children’s Services (Orchards) will host its annual major fundraising event, Saturday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. starting with a VIP cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner program, silent auction and live musical entertainment by Straight Ahead at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place inside the Grand Ballroom of the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in Detroit. Orchards was established in 1962 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Detroit Section of the National Council of…

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MCC to Name Family Life Center in Honor of Lenore Croudy

The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees voted Monday, April 23, to name the College’s new Family Life Center in memory of former Board Chair Lenore Croudy. MCC is repurposing and revitalizing the former Woodside Church building, located adjacent to the main campus in Flint, into a Family Life Center to ensure student success and completion of their educational goals, while providing much-need high quality learning opportunities for the children of Flint and Genesee County. Lenore Croudy passed away January 19, 2017. “The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center will…

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Genesee District Library Presents Singer/Songwriter Shani Womack

Flint’s own Shani Womack will appear at the Beecher-Vera B. Rison Library on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. “We are thrilled to host Shani Womack,” said Kelly Flynn, community relations manager. “Her voice is beautiful, and her message is inspiring – it’s a perfect combination.” Womack was born and raised in Flint. She will share humorous personal stories about growing up in Flint from the 70s through the 90s. She will end her performance with songs and poems about the strength and resilience of the people of Flint and…

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Ruth Mott Foundation awards $3M in grants for north Flint programs in March

FLINT, Michigan – The Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees awarded 19 grants totaling $3,036,174 in March for projects and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents in north Flint. From a new grocery store to neighborhood hubs to jobs for youth, the most recent grants support a range of initiatives that align with the Foundation’s strategy to strengthen north Flint neighborhoods and create opportunities for residents to contribute and thrive. Six of the grants were awarded to programs that are new to the Foundation, and 13 were…

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