Averill Ave and Lapeer Road area site of this week’s mobile COVID vaccine unit – COVID third dose and booster information
Nov17

Averill Ave and Lapeer Road area site of this week’s mobile COVID vaccine unit – COVID third dose and booster information

By Tom Travis A mobile COVID-19 and flu vaccination unit will be in the neighborhoods surrounding Averill Avenue and Lapeer Road from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 20.  A new community collaboration is bringing COVID vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods again this week, with free lunch, COVID-19 vaccines and flu vaccines available. The approved pediatric COVID-19 vaccination is not...

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Eric Mays and Allie Herkenroder elected president and vice-president of city council
Nov16

Eric Mays and Allie Herkenroder elected president and vice-president of city council

By Tom Travis The newly elected Flint City Council held their first meeting Monday night since last week’s election. In line with the rules of the charter, the City Clerk, Inez Brown called the meeting to order and chaired the meeting until a president was chosen. The longest serving council member, Eric Mays (Ward 1) was elected in a 5-4 vote in a single round of verbal nominations as president of the council. Councilpersons...

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Hostile Terrain 94 art exhibit displayed at Farmer’s Market brings awareness to more than 3,200 immigrant deaths at U.S.-Mexico border
Nov13

Hostile Terrain 94 art exhibit displayed at Farmer’s Market brings awareness to more than 3,200 immigrant deaths at U.S.-Mexico border

By Tom Travis Hostile Terrain 94 is an art exhibit on display at Flint Farmer’s Market until Nov. 27. Created by UCLA anthropologist Jason De Leon the exhibit aims to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S-Mexico border, focusing on the deaths that have been happening almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence” (PTD), described in materials...

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Flint water crisis settlement of $626 million finalized by federal judge
Nov12

Flint water crisis settlement of $626 million finalized by federal judge

By Tom Travis “This is a remarkable achievement,” said U.S. Federal Judge Judith Levy, in her ruling handed down this week in the $626 million Flint Water Crisis settlement, one of the largest in Michigan history. “The settlement reached here is a remarkable achievement for many reasons, not the least of which is that it sets forth a comprehensive compensation program and timeline that is consistent for every...

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Flint public schools’ confrontations with race and inequality inadequate, part of history and still an issue, Tendaji panel participants contend
Nov11

Flint public schools’ confrontations with race and inequality inadequate, part of history and still an issue, Tendaji panel participants contend

By Jan Worth-Nelson Three generations of Flint residents who’ve been students in the Flint public schools agreed in a Tendaji Talk event Tuesday evening that they had not been adequately introduced to race or inequality issues in their education, and that they directly experienced the effects of systemic racism and inequality whether they understood it at the time or not. They further contended that systemic racism in the Flint...

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Commentary: “We all have to do better” when it comes to Flint and Genesee County government
Nov11

Commentary: “We all have to do better” when it comes to Flint and Genesee County government

By Paul Rozycki Last Monday, the new members of the Flint City Council were sworn in at City Hall, with much ceremony and celebration.  Family, friends, and supporters attended and congratulated the new council members on their election victories, and their new positions. Later that evening the new council was expected to meet and choose its leaders for the year to come.  Except it didn’t happen. In fact, the swearing in shouldn’t...

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