With PepsiCo Foundation grant, community groups launch two water crisis “help centers”
Nov22

With PepsiCo Foundation grant, community groups launch two water crisis “help centers”

 By Jan Worth-Nelson A $570,000 grant from the PepsiCo Foundation was put to work this week with the launch of two Food Bank-managed community “help centers” aimed at continuing recovery efforts from the Flint water crisis. In a chilly parking lot under sunny skies at Bethel United Methodist Church, officials from PepsiCo, along with city officials and community leaders, celebrated the collaboration which brings two...

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Shigella update:  bacteria not spread through Flint-area drinking water, CDC officials suggest
Nov19

Shigella update: bacteria not spread through Flint-area drinking water, CDC officials suggest

By Jan Worth-Nelson An outbreak of shigella bacteria in Genesee and Saginaw counties over the past eight months does not appear to have been caused by Flint’s drinking water system, a team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the Flint Recovery Group by phone in a presentation at City Hall Thursday. A total of 180 cases of the highly-contagious disease, called shigellosis, which can cause...

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Longtime architectural and community landmark, Woodside Church up for sale
Nov16

Longtime architectural and community landmark, Woodside Church up for sale

By Jan Worth-Nelson Woodside Church, designed by internationally-known Finnish architect Eero Saarinen and built by his brother-in-law Robert F. Swanson in 1952, has been put up for sale by the congregation, who voted on it at an Oct. 30 congregational meeting. A press release issued Tuesday said the congregation is beginning its search for a new home and “expects to invest itself more deeply in what the church stands...

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East Village Magazine – November 2016
Nov12

East Village Magazine – November 2016

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

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Racism’s roots in capitalism, education as cultural imperialism topics of latest Tendaji Talk
Nov07

Racism’s roots in capitalism, education as cultural imperialism topics of latest Tendaji Talk

By Robert R. Thomas The effects of capitalism and how racism is perpetuated in schools were topics explored in a recent Tendaji Talk at the Flint Public Library by Dorinda Carter Andrews, an associate professor from the Michigan State University Department of Teacher Education. Drawing on the work of critical race theorist Derrick Bell,  Andrews suggested to a group of about 15 that because it is based on a system requiring winners...

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