Who owns that house down the street?  “Flint Property Portal” goes live with answers
Aug26

Who owns that house down the street? “Flint Property Portal” goes live with answers

By Dylan Doherty Flint residents have a new way to find and report information about properties in the city–from who owns them, to demolition status, to building conditions–thanks to a new website that went live Aug. 21. Training sessions on how to use the Flint Property Portal will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Berston Fieldhouse; 1-3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Flint Farmer’s Market; and 5:30-7:30 p.m. also on...

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Detroit 1967:  a movie, a book, and a searing memory of when the riots hit Flint
Aug24

Detroit 1967: a movie, a book, and a searing memory of when the riots hit Flint

by Harold C. Ford “A riot is the language of the unheard.”  —Martin Luther King “The officer hit him and said, ‘We’re going to kill all of you black-ass nigger pimps and throw you in the river. We’re going to fill up the Detroit River with all you pimps and whores’” –from The Algiers Motel Incident, John Hersey, 1968 1960s Mississippi? No, 1960s Detroit. During the evening/early-morning hours of July 25-26, 1967 law...

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CCNA residents, on edge after crimes, meet to consider options, deterrence
Aug22

CCNA residents, on edge after crimes, meet to consider options, deterrence

By Kim Owens Faced with a roomful of more than 50 College Cultural Neighborhood residents on edge after a spate of recent crimes, Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson attempted to offer reassurance at an Aug. 17 meeting of the College Cultural Neighborhood Association (CCNA) neighborhood watch group. “We’re in a battle, we’re on the battle field, but we’re not losing the war,” Johnson said. Noting that crime stats...

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Print show honoring DAS Print great William Stolpin opening at FIA Sept. 16
Aug20

Print show honoring DAS Print great William Stolpin opening at FIA Sept. 16

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Note: Sadly, we have been notified that Bill died this morning, Aug. 21. Considering how much he loved space, it seems right that the sun will go dark as he passes to the other side. RIP, William Stolpin. William Stolpin, one of two remaining members of the legendary Southeast Michigan artists’ collaborative known as DAS Print Company, is being honored in a retrospective of 29 of his works at the Flint...

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Review:  Quoting Comey,”The Chickenshit Club” eyes why the DOJ goes easy on bankers
Aug19

Review: Quoting Comey,”The Chickenshit Club” eyes why the DOJ goes easy on bankers

By Robert R. Thomas My wife, a retired librarian, came across a blurb for this book, of which she said, “This looks to be right up your alley.” She was correct, as usual, on many levels. I am hardly the only American who has never been satisfied by any answers as to why no banksters went to jail in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial malfeasance.  In The Chickenshit Club:  Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute...

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