“Tendaji Talk” turns to women of color remembering “what my mother told me”
Sep17

“Tendaji Talk” turns to women of color remembering “what my mother told me”

By Robert R. Thomas Four women of color engaged an audience of 20 at the Flint Public Library recently in a Tendaji Talk titled “What my Mother Told Me; What I Told My Daughters.” Co-hosts Alexis Murphy-Morris and Trina Sanders, both African American,  were joined on the panel by Rev. Mary Covington, also African American, and Petra Kersey, who is Hispanic. Although not all were born here, each has strong Flint ties. Each told her...

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MCC hosts “minor party presidential candidate” forum
Sep17

MCC hosts “minor party presidential candidate” forum

By Paul Rozycki Can’t deal with Trump? Not sure if you can trust Hillary? Well, there are lots of other choices out there. That was the point of the “Off the Beaten Path to the White House Presidential Candidate Forum” held at Mott Community College Sept. 15. The event was sponsored by MCC’s political science department and broadcast as part of Tom Sumner’s radio program on WFOV 92.1 LPFM. The forum grew out of Sumner’s “Off the...

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East Village Magazine – September 2016
Sep06

East Village Magazine – September 2016

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

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State’s “Step Forward” program reinvigorates help for Flint homeowners
Sep04

State’s “Step Forward” program reinvigorates help for Flint homeowners

By Jan Worth-Nelson A six-year-old program of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority called “Step Forward” to help prevent foreclosures in Michigan is stepping up approaches to Flint residents affected by the water crisis or other financial troubles. Troy Thelen of MSHDA reminded members of the Flint Water Recovery Group at a recent meeting that the Step Forward Loan Rescue program using federal Hardest Hit Fund dollars...

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Water crisis writer Anna Clark takes EVM into national spotlight, probes many Flint stories
Sep02

Water crisis writer Anna Clark takes EVM into national spotlight, probes many Flint stories

By Jan Worth-Nelson In a surprise outcome related to the Flint water crisis, East Village Magazine has been featured in a standard-bearing national journal, The Columbia Journalism Review. In an article titled “In Flint, a new era for one of the oldest community outlets in the U.S.” Detroit freelance writer Anna Clark described the magazine as “an uncommon source of community news—not an alt-weekly, not a tabloid, not a metro-region...

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