Meet the candidate:   John Cherry, 49th District state representative
Feb27

Meet the candidate: John Cherry, 49th District state representative

By Jan Worth-Nelson A contest for a seat in the state House of Representatives is shaping up in the 49th district, with three well-known Democrats having filed papers so far:  Charter Review Commission member John Cherry, water crisis activist Lashaya Darisaw, and former Flint mayor Dayne Walling.  The election is set for Nov. 6. East Village Magazine is inviting candidates running for the seat to answer a series of five questions...

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Meet the candidate:  Lashaya Darisaw, 49th District state representative
Feb27

Meet the candidate: Lashaya Darisaw, 49th District state representative

By Jan Worth-Nelson A contest for a seat in the state House of Representatives is shaping up in the 49th district, with three well-known Democrats having filed papers so far:  Charter Review Commission member John Cherry, water crisis activist Lashaya Darisaw, and former Flint mayor Dayne Walling.  The election is set for Nov. 6. East Village Magazine is inviting candidates running for the seat to answer a series of five questions...

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East Village Magazine – March 2018
Feb27

East Village Magazine – March 2018

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

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Two Black History Month plays at McCree a great choice, delivering telling clout from a ’60s view
Feb27

Two Black History Month plays at McCree a great choice, delivering telling clout from a ’60s view

By Patsy Isenberg The African American playwright/director/actor, Douglas Turner Ward, wrote two award winning plays in 1965, “Happy Ending” and “Day of Absence.” Those two one-act plays, biting satires with timely themes, were offered by The New McCree Theatre on Feb. 22-24. The plays, always performed as a pair, according to McCree executive director Charles Winfrey, were directed by Billie Scott Lindo. In their commentary on the...

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Flint’s most vulnerable deeply mistrust tap water, are unclear on filters and lead testing, survey reveals
Feb20

Flint’s most vulnerable deeply mistrust tap water, are unclear on filters and lead testing, survey reveals

By Jan Worth-Nelson Note:  This story was amended on Feb. 21 to add additional response from Tiffany Brown, public information officer of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality –Ed. The city of Flint is far from assuring adequate coverage and information of the water crisis recovery needs of its most vulnerable citizens, many of whom remain deeply distrustful of tap water, have not tested their water for lead, are not...

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