“Flint Fit” project back in town for “water bottle” fashion show Saturday at Capitol Theatre
Sep11

“Flint Fit” project back in town for “water bottle” fashion show Saturday at Capitol Theatre

By Patsy Isenberg Water bottles are taking on new life as fashion in a project coming back to Flint this weekend. The Flint Fit project kicked off at a press conference last fall has come to fruition and is showing off its wares in the city whose travails inspired it.   Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Capitol Theatre, artist Mel Chin and designer Tracy Reese will present prototype garments made from fabric created from 90,000 of Flint’s...

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Commentary:  Environmental Justice Summit convened empowering visions of clean water, air, land
Sep11

Commentary: Environmental Justice Summit convened empowering visions of clean water, air, land

By Michael Mascarenhas On Sept. 8, the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition hosted the 3rd Environmental Justice Statewide Summit at Flint’s New McCree Theatre. The event brought together close to 200 activists, environmental practitioners, citizens, and scholars  to talk about what it means for all living beings to have clean and affordable access to water, air, and land. This was an important opportunity not only to...

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East Village Magazine – September 2018
Sep07

East Village Magazine – September 2018

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

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Ruth Mott Foundation grants of $1.9 million catalyzing change in Flint’s north end
Sep05

Ruth Mott Foundation grants of $1.9 million catalyzing change in Flint’s north end

By Jan Worth-Nelson In the third year of a strategy focused on Flint’s north end, the Ruth Mott Foundation has announced new grants totaling $1.9 million distributed among 25 projects, both large-scale and small-scale. RMF officials say results from their multi-year efforts, which have corresponded to the worst phases of the city’s water crisis, are beginning to bear fruit:  “bustling neighborhood hubs where there were none, formerly...

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Riders help Doyle/Ryder students roar into the school year
Sep05

Riders help Doyle/Ryder students roar into the school year

By Harold C. Ford Some two dozen area motorcyclists obliterated the image of motorcycle riders as narcissists living on the edge of law as they welcomed Doyle/Ryder Elementary students back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Dubbed “Rolling Into Success,” the event was organized by Kevelin Jones, Doyle/Ryder principal, and Urundi Knox, bishop of Burton-based Ebenezer Ministries. Adults lined the entranceway to the school and lavished the...

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