“We’re better together”:  social justice in black and white
May31

“We’re better together”: social justice in black and white

By Robert R. Thomas Seemingly different as their backgrounds, Beecher black pride and Northside Chicago white privilege, Artina Sadler and Tracie Kim share a common passion for social justice. They teach a course titled “Cultural Competence in Health Care” at UM-Flint where they have been teaching colleagues for 11 years. They have become friends. In conversation with each other and an audience of 25 at the Flint Public Library May...

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Pulling weeds by moonlight
May25

Pulling weeds by moonlight

By Teddy Robertson   I got home late, a bit after 9 pm, coming back in June to my house in Flint after a several months’ sojourn in the south babeach cities west of Los Angeles. My partner Dennis—an LA native—won’t arrive until July. I’ll be on my own in Michigan for a while. Dennis lives in Torrance, just over the hill from the Pacific coast. It’s usually warmer than at the beach, but when I hike up the steep...

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East Village Magazine – May 2016
May10

East Village Magazine – May 2016

The latest issue of East Village Magazine is available for download...

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The power of words and a presidential visit
May09

The power of words and a presidential visit

By Nic Custer Author’s Note: This essay is the result of my role as a Flint citizen and not while acting as a journalist. It is in that spirit and in that voice that I am offering this piece to share my experience with the community. In the age of constant communication, a letter is a powerful tool. A letter written by an eight-year-old Flint resident imploring the president to see Flint for himself led to the...

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Village Life:  President Obama’s drink of water, boos for Snyder, and that primal scream, continued
May08

Village Life: President Obama’s drink of water, boos for Snyder, and that primal scream, continued

By Jan Worth-Nelson Editor’s note:  This is an updated version of an earlier (April 25) Village Life column President Obama’s sip of water from a sparkling clean glass at Northwestern High School during his May 4 visit was nothing less than a show-stopper. After a few small coughs, when the President said, “Uhh, can I get some water?” I bolted upright from my easy chair, where I was watching the speech on TV at home. The...

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