Flint

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 […]

The handling of the Flint water crisis has been compared to that of Hurricane Katrina and even the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder refuses to step down despite calls for his resignation from citizens and politicians alike. Yesterday, he came out with a $360 million budget to start dealing with the multitude of problems caused by lead […]

The special counsel for the state attorney general's office in Michigan said Tuesday that manslaughter and other related charges could come forth in relation to the ongoing Flint water crisis.

"This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive," Giuliani said of Beyonce's halftime performance.

Mathis went so far as to liken the poisoning of Flint to a terrorist attack, saying, “Everyday our Homeland Security -- their biggest fear and preparation is for terrorists poisoning the water. The Secretary of Defense talks nervously about that — well in this instance, our government has poisoned the water and it’s causing permanent damage.”

Rev. Tillman, Jr. is interested in hearing a plan of action on how the city of Flint can recover from the manmade disaster. He told Johnson, Gov. Snyder needs to "show some action concerning his statement of saying, 'I'm sorry, I'm going to show you I'm going to do something about it.'"

No announcements of a criminal investigation have been announced, despite calls for Gov. Rick Snyder to resign.

Cities throughout the state such as Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon and Holland have seen higher cases of lead in children as far back as 2013.

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Many people want to do what they can to help the residents of Flint through it’s water crisis.  Filmmaker Michael Moore says, “Unfortunately, the honest answer to your offer of help is, sadly, you can’t.”  Many disagree and believe they can help, as thousands of bottles of water are being sent to Flint daily. Moore wrote […]

After Oprah took to Twitter to share a video detailing how she dropped 26 pounds using Weight Watchers while still eating bread daily, the company’s shares catapulted more than 20 percent, and rose to $13.29 per share.

As the Flint, Michigan water crisis finally reaches media prominence, the small town of Sebring, Ohio is facing a similar plight after high levels of lead were found in the drinking water. The town was notified of the danger on Thursday, although an official found high levels of lead in a few homes as far back as June, CBS News […]

The Washington D.C. area, which received over two feet of snow, has decided to close both federal and local government offices and schools.