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.
Millions of dollars are heading to Flint, now that Congress has finally agreed to funnel funds into the city.
Beyonce continues to make headlines as she shuts down every show on her “Formation World Tour.” While the tour was in Detroit last night, Yonce donated $82,234 to the United Way of Genessee County to help the residents of Flint who suffered and continues to suffer from the city’s water crisis. Related Stories: Gabrielle Union […]
At the height of Flint’s water crisis, nearly 9,000 children had been exposed to lead from drinking contaminated water. Mayor Karen Weaver reported an estimated 5,000 homes were in need of lead pipe replacements. President Barack Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration in January, ordering federal aid in conjunction with volunteer efforts on the ground, but it was only set […]
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 […]
During the visit Wednesday, Obama will tour a food bank, take part in a roundtable discussion about the lead-contaminated water crisis, meet with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, and speak to an estimated 1,000 people at Flint Northwestern High School, the report says.
Rep. Lawrence, one of the Congressional leaders looking to get to the bottom of the Flint Water Crisis, explained that Flint is not the only city in the United States that is "struggling with lead poisoning."
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 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.
In the midst of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, Gov. Rick Snyder surprised his wife with a lavishly appointed birthday cake replete with jewels and high-end designer names such as Chanel, and a Michael Kors purse, reports the New York Daily News.
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.”
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