“Where are the journalists?”  Part Two:  Capturing the heart of the community
Nov03

“Where are the journalists?” Part Two: Capturing the heart of the community

By Harold C. Ford This three-part series aims to explore, analyze and lament how many forces challenging the Fourth Estate are playing out in our own community – specifically in a close look at changes in The Flint Journal, now dwindled to a local staff of fewer than 10 people, and subsumed by M-Live Media Group and Advance Publications, its corporate owner. We contend that as the whole of journalism struggles, its troubles triggered...

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East Village Magazine – November 2017
Nov03

East Village Magazine – November 2017

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

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Commentary:  How to win an election without votes?  Gerrymander!
Oct22

Commentary: How to win an election without votes? Gerrymander!

By Paul Rozycki The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. -Joseph Stalin In a democracy the winners in elections are supposed to be decided by whoever gets the most votes. And that is usually true. However, the Soviet dictator’s words may be an ominous warning today. That basic, simple democratic rule can be manipulated to give victory to those who don’t get the most votes. For...

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Review: “Voices from Heaven” brings a joyful noise to The New McCree Theatre
Oct22

Review: “Voices from Heaven” brings a joyful noise to The New McCree Theatre

By Sherrema Bower When 23-year-old Albertina Walker helped form the gospel singing group in 1952, The Caravans, she had no way of knowing then that their group would span six decades, launch numerous careers, and would see her as its most steadfast member throughout. Now playing until Saturday, Oct. 28 at The New McCree Theatre is the gospel musical play, “Voices from Heaven: The Story of The Caravans,” written by Executive Director...

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Quilter/musician Joe Cunningham comes home to old haunts,  delivers exuberance and wit
Oct20

Quilter/musician Joe Cunningham comes home to old haunts, delivers exuberance and wit

By Jan Worth-Nelson Nationally-recognized quilter and musician Joe Cunningham has not just cleared the path for male quilters across the country, but also has led quilting in general into the fine arts world over the past two decades, according to Greater Flint Arts Council president and CEO Greg Fiedler. And as it happens, Cunningham’s love of quilting began with an experimental little hoop, an apartment on Thomson Street, and...

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Mayoral candidate David Meier doubles down on claims;  Congressional Medal office disagrees
Oct19

Mayoral candidate David Meier doubles down on claims; Congressional Medal office disagrees

By Jan Worth-Nelson The East Village Magazine website was briefly taken down this afternoon by a source unknown to the magazine after David Meier, a Flint candidate for mayor whose claims that he was a Medal of Honor recipient have been challenged, doubled down to EVM on his claims.  Here is the email he sent: “I am so upset that I feel like I am in the middle of a divorce and I can’t sleep. The FBI told me not to talk...

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