Flint Pride Month celebrates history, struggles of LGBTQ community
Jun02

Flint Pride Month celebrates history, struggles of LGBTQ community

By Meghan Christian Since 2000, June has been recognized as “Pride Month,” also National LGBTQ History Month. In Flint, activists annually join in the observance, both by offering a hometown event and by reflecting on the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life here and nationally. The Flint Pride festival will be held from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, June 24 in Riverbank Park. The seventh annual event, coordinated by Flint...

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Three youth programs benefit from $271,000 grant package from a dozen donors
Jun01

Three youth programs benefit from $271,000 grant package from a dozen donors

by Aubrey McClain Three programs designed to serve thousands of Flint youth have been granted $271,000 by a group of 12 donors/institutions, the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce recently announced. The funds will focus on after-school programming, teen employment, and economic development in Genesee County. Recipient programs are YouthQuest, TeenQuest, and Summer Youth Initiative (SYI), all administered by the Genesee Area Focus...

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Glory days in rearview mirror for Flint high school sports: resurrection might be in the works
Jun01

Glory days in rearview mirror for Flint high school sports: resurrection might be in the works

By Harold C. Ford   Flintstones (basketball): The name of the Flintstones rose to prominence during the successful run of Michigan State basketball including three consecutive Final Fours and a national championship. The four (Mateen Cleaves, Morris Peterson, Charlie Bell, Antonio Smith) made up the core nucleus of the team…played together since elementary school…and made the Spartans team a family off the floor as well. The name has...

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CALENDAR:  This month in The Village offers films, music, Flint Pride and more
Jun01

CALENDAR: This month in The Village offers films, music, Flint Pride and more

Compiled and selected by EVM Managing Editor Meghan Christian “This Month:” is a new EVM feature highlighting a selection of interesting events available to our readers –  It is not an exhaustive list, rather a sampling of opportunities in the city. Thursday, June 1 Land of Mine 7:30 p.m. Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley Admission: $4 – $6  Part of the Friends of Modern Art film series, this drama from Denmark follows...

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