Five years later, Flint’s Every Nation Church remains committed to ‘racial reconciliation’
Jun16

Five years later, Flint’s Every Nation Church remains committed to ‘racial reconciliation’

By Harold C. Ford Five years after the merger of two Flint congregations – one predominantly white and located in the center of Flint, the other a Black congregation that left its church home near Flint’s north side – the co-pastors of Every Nation Assembly of God Church remain committed to the union.   “We never look back,” said Every Nation Co-Pastor Michael Stone, who led his congregation’s departure from its former Beecher, Mich....

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Nominating petitions for Flint’s Third Ward City Councilmember now open
Jun14

Nominating petitions for Flint’s Third Ward City Councilmember now open

By EVM Staff Nominating petitions for the 3rd Ward Flint City Council Member Recall Election are now available in the Flint City Clerk’s Office. According to a press release June 13, 2o24, the deadline for filing nominating petitions with the Clerk’s Office will be Saturday, June 22, by 4 p.m. and the subsequent recall election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The recall election was announced on Wednesday, when Genesee County...

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Commentary: A primer for the August primary
Jun12

Commentary: A primer for the August primary

By Paul Rozycki While so much attention has been on the November election between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, Michigan’s August primary may be just as critical to determining who will govern us in the next few years.  Because our primary takes place in August — when many are thinking of SPF rather than GDP — the turnout for primary elections is usually much lower than for fall’s general election. That’s...

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Flint Public Art Project is ready to put paint to paper with new mural book series
Jun10

Flint Public Art Project is ready to put paint to paper with new mural book series

By Madeleine Graham The Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) is launching a book series to showcase the hundreds of murals artists have painted on structures across the city since its founding over a decade ago. “People have been requesting books of the murals,” Joe Schipani, former FPAP executive director, told East Village Magazine of why the nonprofit is pursuing the series. While Schipani stepped down from his executive director role...

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Village Life: It’s Hard to be Blue at Bluebell
Jun09

Village Life: It’s Hard to be Blue at Bluebell

By Kate Stockrahm With construction happening nearly everywhere one can walk downtown this summer, I decided to spend a recent afternoon break at a place that always feels light-years away from the noise and dust of the city: Bluebell Beach. Google describes Bluebell as a “lakeside park along the Flint River Bike Path featuring a sandy beach, a splash pad & shade kites,” but as I was walking past a couple on the way from the...

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