Researchers Conclude Legionnaires Outbreak Linked to Change in Water Supply

Flint, Mich. – A research team with the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) has found that the majority of Legionnaires’ disease cases that occurred during the 2014-15 outbreak in Genesee County can be attributed to the change in the City of Flint’s drinking water supply to the Flint River. The team’s findings are based on detailed statistical analysis of multiple datasets. The researchers also found that the specific strain of Legionella isolated from Flint residences as part of FACHEP’s sampling in 2016 is not readily detected by…

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TV One Premieres Highly-Anticipated Social Justice Limited Series “Two Sides” on Monday, January 22 at 10 p.m. ET

Four-Part Docu-Series Executive Produced and Narrated by Viola Davis Examines Both Sides of the Fatal Police Encounters Involving African American Citizens Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, John Crawford and Sandra Bland That Sparked Nationwide Protests (PRWEB) – Two Sides is a landmark limited four-part docu-series exploring watershed moments for law enforcement and the Black community at the crossroads between life and death, premiering Monday, January 22 at 10 p.m. ET on TV One. Executive produced by Academy Award® winner Viola Davis, Julius Tennon (JuVee Productions) and Lemuel Plummer (L. Plummer Media)…

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Flint Mayor Weaver Receives Let Freedom Ring Award; Calls On Donald Trump to Apologize

FLINT, Mich. – Mayor Karen Weaver was honored this week by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition at their 2018 MLK Celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, in conjunction with the North American International Auto-Show (NAIAS). Mayor Weaver received the 2018 Let Freedom Ring in Politics Award. In accepting the award, Mayor Weaver also called on President Donald Trump to apologize for vulgar comments he reportedly made about immigrants from Haiti and Africa during a bipartisan meeting at the…

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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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How To Get Away With Murder

After praising the first two episodes from moving away from including cases of the week on top of the increasingly complicated serialized narrative of How To Get Away With Murder, of course tonight’s episode went ahead and threw a case of the week in there. But also, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Season two will have 15 episodes, and even though there are plenty of mysteries and twists to unspool before we get to the whole Annalise-dying-on-the floor thing, Murder can’t sustain itself on just those flashforwards…

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Chilean miners: Where are they now?

(CNN)Shift leader Luis Urzua checked the time. It was about 1:40 p.m. He had just felt a rumble in the Earth, and over the clanging and clamoring of mining equipment, Urzua heard a noise. Despite the unnerving rumble, he continued working at the San José Mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert. He and a group of men were working to extract gold and copper nearly a half-mile below ground in the 100-plus-year-old mine. But five minutes later, Urzua felt the mountain rumble again, and he knew something was wrong. “The mountain…

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