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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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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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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The Weather Channel is Now Black-Owned — Comedian Byron Allen Just Bought it for $300 Million

  (BlackBusiness.org) – Most people know Byron Allen as a funny comedian, but he is also a successful entrepreneur and media mogul as the CEO/owner of Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television. His Los Angeles-based company currently has 41 shows on the air, and owns eight 24-hour HD cable television networks reaching nearly 160 million aggregate subscribers nationwide. And now, his company is the proud new owner of the Weather Channel! The Weather Channel is one of the largest cable television…

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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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City of Flint Now a Finalist for Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Improve Neighborhoods

  FLINT, Mich. — The City of Flint and Flint Housing Commission have been informed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that Flint has been selected as a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grant finalist. The Flint Implementation team, comprised of the City of Flint, Flint Housing Commission, Norstar Development USA, Mott Community College and the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, submitted an application to HUD in November 2017 and is now one of six finalists out of 20 applicants nationwide. “We are very excited to see this opportunity…

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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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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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