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Lead Pipes Leave Benton Harbor, Michigan, With Toxic Water

truthout 18 Oct 2021
Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician who exposed a similar water crisis in the neighboring city of Flint, sees parallels between the two emergencies ... Reverend Edward Pinkney, president of the Benton Harbor Community Water Council, emphasizes that racism plays a major role in the government’s slow response ... We need to work with the community.
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“Racism Plays a Major Part”: Like in Flint, Lead Pipes Leave Benton Harbor, Michigan, with Toxic Water

Democracy Now 18 Oct 2021
Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician who exposed a similar water crisis in the neighboring city of Flint, sees parallels between the two emergencies ... Reverend Edward Pinkney, president of the Benton Harbor Community Water Council, emphasizes that racism plays a major role in the government’s slow response ... Flint Water Crisis.
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Miles: Michigan undermines public trust without transparency

Detroit news 18 Oct 2021
Michigan is falling behind. Not just in infrastructure, next-generation auto plants and representation ... We're paying their salaries; they’re supposed to work for us ... Rick Snyder knew about Flint water. If Michigan wants to restore credibility — in elections and health, in universities and local communities — it needs to strengthen transparency ... ....
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Robin DG Kelley on fighting for freedom in the darkness of capitalist dystopia

The Real News Network 18 Oct 2021
And in Detroit, you have the Boggs Center to nurture community leadership ... And that’s in the form of community gardens, cooperatives, abolitionist ways of reducing police presence in neighborhoods, certain kinds of community public safety, using community land trust, for example.
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Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Gourmet tacos at this Flint food truck offers customers an ‘experience’ ...

Michigan Live 16 Oct 2021
1st St in Flint, from 11 a.m ... “Six, seven years ago, I began to think about all those recipes ad as I would venture out into other restaurants in the city of Flint, in the community or out of state I was beginning the trend was changing as far as quality of food, especially fast food and the customer service,” Chapman said ... Flint vs.
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NMC hires vice president from within its ranks

Traverse City Record-Eagle 16 Oct 2021
“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to strengthen and expand the ways our college serves our students and communities,” Slade said in a press release ... Before coming to NMC Slade worked at Mott Community College in Flint, as well as in the automotive industry.
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Mascot issue continues to boil in Cambridge

The Post-Star 16 Oct 2021
“The mascot unifies this community,” said Ted Flint. “Certain people on the left want to divide it.” He objected that the four families who petitioned Rosa to stay the July 8 resolution could “override the will of the community," adding ... “We as a majority white community are overriding their wishes,” she said.
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Flint sorority chapter hosting ‘Midwest Impact Day of Service’ campaign to highlight Black business

Michigan Live 15 Oct 2021
FLINT, MI -- The Flint alumnae chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is launching a “Midwest Impact Day of Service” campaign to help promote local Black businesses in the community ... “We’re excited to host this event, which is sponsored by our Midwest Region, in our community.” Flint Alumnae President Kia Berry Hagens said.
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Swanton school raises new Abenaki flags in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day

St Albans Messenger 15 Oct 2021
“We take this moment today to affirm our commitment to equity for everyone in our school community, and to be respectful stewards of the land we inhabit,” the acknowledgement read ... The Goulds presented two new Abenaki flags to the Swanton School community, replacing the torn and tattered one on the flagpole.
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Art of Achievement returns with a new award and venue; nominations are open now

The Flushing View 14 Oct 2021
The Art of Achievement Awards present a great opportunity to honor business and community leaders and hospitality professionals in Flint & Genesee that have demonstrated exemplary leadership, performance and/or customer service over the past year ... impact in Flint & Genesee.
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Ex-Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee dies, was in Congress 36 years

Grand Rapids Business Journal 14 Oct 2021
FLINT — Former Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, who represented his hometown of Flint and the surrounding area in Congress for 36 years, died Wednesday ... “He was a wonderful man — extremely kind, generous and committed to his home community of Flint and working men and women across Michigan,” said Democratic Sen.
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Bills to address lead exposure in Michigan, including testing of children, announced by House Democrats

Michigan Live 14 Oct 2021
The Flint water crisis is an ugly stain on our history, one that we swore we would never let happen again,” said state Rep ... They also plan to confront related environmental injustice issues that disproportionately affect low-income and communities of color ... Judge pauses discovery in criminal Flint water cases until ruling on motion.
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Ex-Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee Dies; Was In Congress 36 Years

CBS Sports 14 Oct 2021
FLINT, Mich ... Dale Kildee, who represented his hometown of Flint and the surrounding area in Congress for 36 years, died Wednesday ... “He was a wonderful man — extremely kind, generous, and committed to his home community of Flint and working men and women across Michigan,” said Democratic Sen.
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Kids need additional supports outside the classroom now more than ever

Flint Township View 14 Oct 2021
Fortunately, there is a resource available in our community that offers an all-of-the-above approach ... As the local partner for OST, YouthQuest offers Flint families a dependable, enriching experience where kids can go during and after school to complement classroom learning.
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Savage Forecast: Will every Flint-area high school football game end in a tie this week?

Michigan Live 14 Oct 2021
FLINT – It would be nice to see the MHSAA go back to the days when football games were allowed to end in ties ... Zak Olejniczak (1) and Lapeer have the Flint-area's No ... This is going to be the Game of the Year in the Flint area, at least to date ... Ypsilanti Community (0-7) at Flint New Standard (0-6) ... Flint-area scoreboard for Week 7.
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