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Power of low income voters highlighted by Poor People’s Campaign reps at October Tendaji Talk

By Coner Segren The power of low-income voters was on display at the latest...

Transform I-475 to a boulevard? City officials offer ideas, public invited to weigh in

By Coner Segren An ambitious proposal to fill in the 12-lane I-475 through...

The Rep of Flint presents virtual theatrical production of The Breath Project

By Patsy Isenberg The Flint Repertory Theatre is joining 22 other theaters...

Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools

By Harold C. Ford “If we have to go back to school next week, we’ll be...

Future of I-475 through downtown Flint topic of Mayor’s online community discussion tonight

A community visioning and input session regarding the future of I-475 at...

Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Sunday, Oct. 25 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been...

New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma

By Tom Travis Four additional ballot drop boxes for Flint have been donated...

Flint Board of Education election: twelve candidates for three six-year positions

By Harold Ford Assisted by EVM Editorial staff Tom Travis, Jan Worth-Nelson...

Review: Caste is “the bones,” race “the skin” in America’s body of discontents

By Robert Thomas Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel...

Review: Latest Flint book, “Poisoned Water” belongs in classrooms, libraries all over America

By Harold C. Ford “Flint was an example of the nation at its worst but...

Review: Need some pandemic reading? These two books offer pertinent context on the plague we’re in

By Harold C. Ford Two recent reads provide some historical context for the...

Review: “Daring Trader” captures profound role of Joseph Smith on how Flint became Flint

By Harold C. Ford “In the signing of the 1819 treaty by the Chippewa...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

This Month in the Village: September Features

In the Village, the month of September features a car show, Bikes on the...

This Month in the Village: July Events

July events, in and around Flint, feature sports, music, dance, and much...

This Month in the Village: May features live music, story time, Jersey Boys, Flint City Bucks and more

Compiled and selected by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a...

This Month in the Village: April features hockey documentary, tea party, black holes

Compiled by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a selection of...

This Month in the Village, January: open skate, yoga, films, art, ballet

 Compiled by Meghan Christian, Managing Editor  “This...

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

Compiled and selected by EVM Managing Editor Meghan Christian “This...

Village Life: A reclaimed piano reclaims grace in a time of plague

By Jan Worth-Nelson Some days, no matter how hard you try to stay sane,...

Commentary: COVID-19, mail-in voting challenge the USPS, election clerks

By Paul Rozycki What would it take to make 2020 the most disruptive year in...

Commentary: An August primary primer–how it’s different and why its important

By Paul Rozycki In a time of the COVID-19 virus, economic shutdowns, Black...

Village Life: Flint’s newest journalists are eight years old and raring to write

By Jan Worth-Nelson Paxon Laube-Clary’s head hurt.  Stuck at home in...

Commentary: Mixed messages on COVID-19–whom should we believe?

By Paul Rozycki What’s your answer to any of these questions about the...

Commentary: As the lockdowns end, the responsibility lies with us

By Dick Ramsdell Whether we call ourselves Children of God. lost souls, homo...

A comet, a COVID pandemic, and a summer of crisis. Is there any good news?

By Paul Rozycki This summer, astronomers have discovered a new presence...

He changed my life: A remembrance of John Lewis

By Harold C. Ford “When you see something that is not right, not just, not...

Commentary: An August primary primer–how it’s different and why its important

By Paul Rozycki In a time of the COVID-19 virus, economic shutdowns, Black...

Village Life: Of a big green chair, two bad haircuts and the Ministry of Silly Walks

By Jan Worth-Nelson I seem to have been sitting too long. Day after day of...

Commentary: Vote by mail is an idea whose time has come

By Paul Rozycki How do you want to vote this year?  No, I don’t mean...

Commentary: Mixed messages on COVID-19–whom should we believe?

By Paul Rozycki What’s your answer to any of these questions about the...

Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools

By Harold C. Ford “If we have to go back to school next week, we’ll be...

Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Sunday, Oct. 25 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been...

New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma

By Tom Travis Four additional ballot drop boxes for Flint have been donated...

GOP leaders’ words “fan the flames” of domestic terrorism in Michigan, Kildee says

By Tom Travis “Self-indulgent” Michigan GOP leaders try to...

Public electronic meetings nixed by Supreme Court action; City Council, EAB cancel.

By Tom Travis Moments before the Flint City Council was to hold their...

Pride Fest activities begin Friday with Free Community BBQ; virtual activities continue through the weekend

By Tom Travis A free community BBQ will be offered Friday, Oct. 9 from 3...

Mayor Neeley responds to Michigan Supreme Court ruling against Gov Whitmer

By Tom Travis Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley Monday urged residents and...

A number of numbers to watch in 2019

By Paul Rozycki I once knew a math professor who argued that everything in...

Jacky King laid to rest: Flint loses a genuine hero

by Harold C. Ford “Get out there and make a damn difference.”...

Commentary: Should the Lame Duck be a dead duck?

By Paul Rozycki In the past, the so-called “lame duck” session was a...

Village Life: It’s been a little hard to write about nuthatches

By Jan Worth-Nelson I’d really like to go back to writing about...

Local news still matters, even as the “how” changes

By Jan Worth-Nelson I just lost my temper.  The trigger was an early...

Is restoring trust as easy as turning a faucet?

By Paul Rozycki Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential...

He changed my life: A remembrance of John Lewis

By Harold C. Ford “When you see something that is not right, not just, not...

Village Life: Of a big green chair, two bad haircuts and the Ministry of Silly Walks

By Jan Worth-Nelson I seem to have been sitting too long. Day after day of...

Commentary: Vote by mail is an idea whose time has come

By Paul Rozycki How do you want to vote this year?  No, I don’t mean...

Commentary: We are NOT equally at risk for COVID-19. Racism makes all the difference

Editor’s Note:  This essay is a response to a recent commentary...

Commentary: As the lockdowns end, the responsibility lies with us

By Dick Ramsdell Whether we call ourselves Children of God. lost souls, homo...

Commentary: Kent State at 50–no redemption for a failing America

By Jan Worth-Nelson I didn’t want to write this.  I didn’t want...

Coronavirus Diaries: Seven EVM writers report from their own lives

Editor’s Note: Like everyone else, all of East Village...

Commentary: Maybe music helped Flint in 1918 — and arts and culture can do it for us now

By Rodney Lontine Arts and culture offer much-needed healing in difficult...

Transform I-475 to a boulevard? City officials offer ideas, public invited to weigh in

By Coner Segren An ambitious proposal to fill in the 12-lane I-475 through...

The Rep of Flint presents virtual theatrical production of The Breath Project

By Patsy Isenberg The Flint Repertory Theatre is joining 22 other theaters...

The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition

A special edition, covering the Flint Community Schools Board Election...

Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools

By Harold C. Ford “If we have to go back to school next week, we’ll be...

Future of I-475 through downtown Flint topic of Mayor’s online community discussion tonight

A community visioning and input session regarding the future of I-475 at...

New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma

By Tom Travis Four additional ballot drop boxes for Flint have been donated...

Flint Board of Education election: twelve candidates for three six-year positions

By Harold Ford Assisted by EVM Editorial staff Tom Travis, Jan Worth-Nelson...

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION Congress shall make no law...

Power of low income voters highlighted by Poor People’s Campaign reps at October Tendaji Talk

By Coner Segren The power of low-income voters was on display at the latest...

Transform I-475 to a boulevard? City officials offer ideas, public invited to weigh in

By Coner Segren An ambitious proposal to fill in the 12-lane I-475 through...

The Rep of Flint presents virtual theatrical production of The Breath Project

By Patsy Isenberg The Flint Repertory Theatre is joining 22 other theaters...

The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition

A special edition, covering the Flint Community Schools Board Election...

Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools

By Harold C. Ford “If we have to go back to school next week, we’ll be...

Future of I-475 through downtown Flint topic of Mayor’s online community discussion tonight

A community visioning and input session regarding the future of I-475 at...

Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Sunday, Oct. 25 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been...

New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma

By Tom Travis Four additional ballot drop boxes for Flint have been donated...

Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Sunday, Oct. 25 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been...

Public electronic meetings nixed by Supreme Court action; City Council, EAB cancel.

By Tom Travis Moments before the Flint City Council was to hold their...

Shelter of Flint announces new president/CEO

Linda Bielskis has been appointed president and CEO of Shelter of Flint by...

St. Paul’s Episcopal Sunday concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The first concert scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27 in St. Paul’s...

Neeley offers “Conversations in the Courtyard” for Flint residents

Starting Thursday, Sept. 17, Flint residents are invited to meet with Mayor...

“Music in the Heart of the City” returns to St. Paul’s starting Sept. 27

By Jan Worth-Nelson After months of COVID-dominated musical silence in...

Water shutoff, boil water advisory coming to East Court street neighborhoods Monday June 15

NOTE: According to a notice from the City, this work was postponed. No...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

EVM staffer, poet Jeffery L Carey Jr launches new book Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Jeffery L Carey Jr, a poet, artist, and staff writer at...

Poem: Lexicon for a Tyrant

Lexicon for a Tyrant By Teddy Robertson   You may wonder why I need a...

Restoring a duck decoy

Restoring a duck decoy By Grayce Scholt I touch acrylic paint to neck, to...

The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition

A special edition, covering the Flint Community Schools Board Election...

East Village Magazine – October 2020

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

East Village Magazine – September 2020

The latest edition o The East Village Magazine is available for download...

East Village Magazine – August 2020

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

East Village Magazine – July 2020

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

East Village Magazine – June 2020

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available for download...

East Village Magazine – May 2020

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available for download...

Review: Flint native filmmaker’s latest production puts pandemic focus on frontline workers

By Harold C. Ford “Private industry really stepped up.” –Erin...

Review: Provocative “Black Matters” exhibit continues at FIA through Oct. 11

By Harold C. Ford “On a daily basis, every moment, black folks are being...

Review: McCree Theatre vocal contest highlights local talent even in the pandemic

By Patsy Isenberg Through the magic of technology The New McCree Theatre...

Review: Latest Flint book, “Poisoned Water” belongs in classrooms, libraries all over America

By Harold C. Ford “Flint was an example of the nation at its worst but...

Review: For coronavirus “Cuckoo’s Nest,” the uneasily relevant show went on — and then got cancelled

By Patsy Isenberg It’s ironic how in sync “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s...

Charles Winfrey’s “Saints of St. John Street” runs at McCree through Feb. 29

By Patsy Isenberg “The now demolished St. John Street neighborhood is...

The Rep of Flint presents virtual theatrical production of The Breath Project

By Patsy Isenberg The Flint Repertory Theatre is joining 22 other theaters...

The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition

A special edition, covering the Flint Community Schools Board Election...

Review: McCree Theatre vocal contest highlights local talent even in the pandemic

By Patsy Isenberg Through the magic of technology The New McCree Theatre...

FACES of Flint available now

Following Tuesday night’s premiere of the two new videos “FACES...

This Month in the Village: April Features

You may download This Month in the Village here: [pdf-embedder...

Genesee Earth Week set to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day,  the Genesee Conservation...

This Month in the Village: March Features

You may download This Month in the Village here: [pdf-embedder...

Village Life: A reclaimed piano reclaims grace in a time of plague

By Jan Worth-Nelson Some days, no matter how hard you try to stay sane,...

Village Life: 26 miles on foot in Flint, Connor Coyne’s walk is both ancient and intimate

By Connor Coyne On a Sunday at the end of June, my alarm goes off at three...

Village Life: Flint’s newest journalists are eight years old and raring to write

By Jan Worth-Nelson Paxon Laube-Clary’s head hurt.  Stuck at home in...

Village Life: Of a big green chair, two bad haircuts and the Ministry of Silly Walks

By Jan Worth-Nelson I seem to have been sitting too long. Day after day of...

This Month in the Village: April Features

You may download This Month in the Village here: [pdf-embedder...

Village Life: one day of coronavirus means milk and bread, MiracleGro, Jesus and a cello

By Jan Worth-Nelson Not surprisingly these days, I’d had a restless...

Village Life: “Tree City” a sweet place to tap for syrup–here’s how

By Jeffery L Carey Jr. This year marks the fifth year my family has been...

Village Life: New life as community journalist opens up hard realities about Flint

                      By Tom Travis I have attempted to dissect...

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Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools

By Harold C. Ford “If we have to go back to school next week, we’ll be...

Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Sunday, Oct. 25 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been...

New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma

By Tom Travis Four additional ballot drop boxes for Flint have been donated...

GOP leaders’ words “fan the flames” of domestic terrorism in Michigan, Kildee says

By Tom Travis “Self-indulgent” Michigan GOP leaders try to...

Public electronic meetings nixed by Supreme Court action; City Council, EAB cancel.

By Tom Travis Moments before the Flint City Council was to hold their...

Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Sunday, Oct. 25 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been...

Public electronic meetings nixed by Supreme Court action; City Council, EAB cancel.

By Tom Travis Moments before the Flint City Council was to hold their...

Shelter of Flint announces new president/CEO

Linda Bielskis has been appointed president and CEO of Shelter of Flint by...

St. Paul’s Episcopal Sunday concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The first concert scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27 in St. Paul’s...

Neeley offers “Conversations in the Courtyard” for Flint residents

Starting Thursday, Sept. 17, Flint residents are invited to meet with Mayor...