Blues Singer votes red this year:   Councilperson Davis makes waves with Trump endorsement
Oct30

Blues Singer votes red this year: Councilperson Davis makes waves with Trump endorsement

By Tom Travis In the days ahead of one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in recent memory, local blues musician turned politician, 2nd Ward Councilperson Maurice Davis, is making waves with his endorsement of President Donald Trump. Democrats “the party of hate” Davis asserts In a phone interview with EVM,  Davis said, “I’ve found out that the Republicans is not the party of hate, it’s the...

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Education Beat:  As pandemic numbers surge, student return to Flint schools not likely, officials say
Oct30

Education Beat: As pandemic numbers surge, student return to Flint schools not likely, officials say

By Harold C. Ford “I don’t think that students will be returning to school in the 2020 school year.” –Anita Steward, Flint Community Schools superintendent, Oct. 21, 2020 As pandemic numbers surge in Flint, Anita Steward, Flint Community Schools (FCS) superintendent, told the FCS Board of Education Oct. 21 that students will not likely return to school buildings for face-to-face/brick-and-mortar instruction in 2020. Conversely, FCS...

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Mayor warns against door-to-door trick-or-treating as Coronavirus cases and deaths surge, alternative trick-or-treating venues offered
Oct29

Mayor warns against door-to-door trick-or-treating as Coronavirus cases and deaths surge, alternative trick-or-treating venues offered

By Tom Travis The City of Flint warned residents against door-to-door trick-or-treating due to the continuing spread and rise of coronavirus cases and deaths. In a press release Thursday Mayor Sheldon Neeley and city officials recommend children in the Flint community attend alternative trick-or-treating venues to celebrate Halloween rather than going door to door. There are five venues trick-or-treaters can celebrate Halloween at:...

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Kildee calls GOP “11th hour” Coney Barrett confirmation process “disgraceful,” warns of peril to health care
Oct26

Kildee calls GOP “11th hour” Coney Barrett confirmation process “disgraceful,” warns of peril to health care

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on the Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate, on a 52-48 party line vote, confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: “Shame on Senate Republicans for ramming through a Supreme Court nominee that will...

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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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