Straight talk on the “straight ticket”
Aug29

Straight talk on the “straight ticket”

By Paul Rozycki There are at least two ways to win an election. Obviously, the best is to have a great candidate, put on the strongest campaign, sell your ideas to the voters and hope they support your views. At least that’s the classical democratic view of winning an election. The other way is to massage the rules of the election so your party has a built-in edge. For the last decade or more the Republicans have been masterful at...

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“The new Jim Crow is the old Jim Crow,” FPL speaker asserts
Aug25

“The new Jim Crow is the old Jim Crow,” FPL speaker asserts

By Robert R. Thomas      With an engaged group of 25 in the basement of Flint Public Library recently, Hubert Roberts led a conversation about “The New Jim Crow,” both Michelle Alexander’s eponymous book and the reality.       The conversation was part of the Tendaji Talks series, sponsored by Neighborhoods Without Borders, whose focus is systemic racism.        Roberts, a Flint educator, mentor and minister, opened the...

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Essay: For-Mar treehouse a childhood fantasy brought to life–by TV masters
Aug24

Essay: For-Mar treehouse a childhood fantasy brought to life–by TV masters

By Robert R. Thomas Camping out is an honorable Michigan tradition. I have a photo of me at three years old in the wilds of West Branch holding a hatchet while standing in front of my father’s Marine Corps pup tent that always smelled of tropical mold, which made it all that more exotic as a camp. And it was very mobile. Spending much of my boyhood in the Genesee County countryside   creating “camps,” which we kids also called...

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Free lead testing for dogs offered by Humane Society
Aug14

Free lead testing for dogs offered by Humane Society

The Genesee County Humane Society, partnering with the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will be offering lead testing for dogs residing in the city of Flint, according to a press release and flyer from Dr. John Snell The testing will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1922 Iowa St. at the corner of Iowa and Davison streets. A small blood sample will be taken...

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East Village Magazine – August 2016
Aug10

East Village Magazine – August 2016

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

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