Power of low income voters highlighted by Poor People’s Campaign reps at October Tendaji Talk
Oct25

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 virtual installment of the Tendaji Talks held Oct. 13. During the 2016 presidential election, for example, the total number nationally of  low-income voters was about 63 million.  Of these, only 29 million voted, while 34 million stayed home. In Michigan during 2016 the PPC website estimates that in 2016 there were 980,000 low-income non-voters in the state....

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Transform I-475 to a boulevard?  City officials offer ideas, public invited to weigh in
Oct25

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 downtown Flint and replace it with 30 acres of land open to development was introduced to the public at a virtual town hall Wednesday hosted by Mayor Sheldon Neeley and his chief of staff Brian Larkin. Neeley and Larkin are seeking community input on possibilities renovation of the freeway,  under consideration because of of new state funds available to Flint...

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The Rep of Flint presents virtual theatrical production of The Breath Project
Oct24

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

By Patsy Isenberg The Flint Repertory Theatre is joining 22 other theaters across the country today and Sunday, Oct. 24 and 25, in a virtual performance inspired by the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Black actors from around the country will present works they’ve created for the theatre in a virtual format in what they’re calling The Breath Project. Flint Repertory Theatre (The Rep) has partnered with The Breath...

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The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition
Oct24

The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition

A special edition, covering the Flint Community Schools Board Election Candidates and their views, is available for download here: 10 23 20 EVM Special Section...

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Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools
Oct22

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 ready.” —Anita Steward, superintendent, Flint Community Schools, Oct. 13, 2020 Anita Steward, superintendent of Flint Community Schools (FCS), presented a multi-pronged plan for the possible reopening of schools on a face-to-face/brick-and-mortar basis to the FCS Board of Education’s Governance Subcommittee on Oct. 13. The FCS team that included Eileen Tomasi,...

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