Flint

The year long report released by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission indicts not only individuals but systemic racism and offers solutions so that another Flint will never happen again.

Four more officials have been charged in connection with the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Earlier today,  Attorney General Bill Schuette announced former Michigan state emergency managers, Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose each face multiple 20-year felonies for failing to protect citizens from contaminated drinking water and related health hazards. Former city executives Howard Croft and […]

Michigan officials filed a court motion while they appeal the decision in a lawsuit brought by several advocacy groups.

Several Flint Michigan parents sue school officials for providing inadequate services to their children. They allege that exposure to the city's lead-contaminated water has caused learning disabilities and behavioral problems for many children.

Health officials report an increase of bacterial illness in Flint, Michigan. A reduction in hand washing to avoid contaminated municipal water may contribute to the outbreak.

According to reports, Barack Obama is considering becoming the co-owner of an NBA franchise.

According to Richard Baird, an advisor for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the city of Flint might be $28 million short in funds to remove the old lead-contaminated water lines. On Friday, Baird said the budget has risen from $27 million to $55 million. “Where we have lead lines or other non-lead lines that are unsafe, they […]

Three Michigan officials were charged today by the state’s attorney general in connection with the Flint water-contamination crisis.  The city’s water quality supervisor, Mike Glasgow was charged with tampering with evidence. Mike Prysby, a Department of Environmental Quality official, was charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy to tamper with evidence, tampering with evidence, and engaging in treatment […]

On Tuesday, a panel assembled after she died issued a report indicating that the jail’s staff needs more training in regards to identifying mental health issues. It also specified that the facility should provide anger management counseling for inmates and employees should wear body cameras.

Jon Connor's mom still lives in one of the worst affected areas of Flint, Michigan.

While some will be watching the live broadcast of the 88th Academy Awards this coming Sunday, a bevy of Black entertainers and celebrities will make their way to Flint, Mich. Director Ava DeVernay, actor Jesse Williams, comedian Hannibal Buress and several other big names will be joined together in solidarity for the #JUSTICEFORFLINT event on […]