• Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes

    Executive summary As many as one in ten African American students has an incarcerated parent. One in four has a parent who is or has been incarcerated. The discriminatory incarceration of African American parents is an important cause of their children’s lowered performance, especially in schools where the trauma of

  • Ex-con helps other former inmates get a second chance at life

    AA FLINT — Leon El-Alamin isn’t shy about his past. He’s a convicted felon who served seven years in prison for dealing drugs and weapons charges. “My father wasn’t around, and I just got addicted to the streets,” said El-Alamin. After moving back home to Flint after he was released, the

  • Flint Water Crisis Documentary In The Works From Paul Haggis

    The issue began in 2014 when Flint switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. The water from the river was not treated with corrosive inhibitors, and as a result thousands of children were exposed to lead contamination. A number of people involved with the conspiracy and cover-up

  • Tribeca Film Festival premieres short movie on Flint water crisis

    There is no glossing over of the Flint water crisis in “For Flint.” As one of its subjects says early on: “You  poisoned a whole city and left us to fend for ourselves. I’m feeling like we’ve been placed in a position to die slow. Without water,  how can you survive? How can

  • An Insightful Documentary “For Flint” Discussion about Water Crises with Creators and Mayor Karen Weaver

    The Flint water crisis began in 2014 when the Flint River became the drinking water source for the city of Flint, Michigan. Due to insufficient water treatment, over 100,000 residents were exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. A federal state of emergency was declared in January

  • Politics as Usual: Mike Muse Gives Flint Water Crisis Update, Respectable Move on the Donald Trump Campaign Trail, the Bernie Sanders Crowd and More!

    Politics with Mike Muse: important. informative. interesting. The always sharp Mike Muse stopped by to discuss a few topics within the political arena and share a respected perspective on issues such as the Flint water crisis. Although the investigation surrounding its cause is ongoing, it is important to keep the conversation going

  • An End to Police Brutality

    The M.A.D.E Institute strongly condemns and calls for justice for many killings of black! Africans in America at the hands of police. Police departments across America have always been the first layer of “Oppression for blacks in this country. Every generation of black have had to deal with overt terrorism

  • MCC, Prosecutor’s office and Judge Yuile

    Create Alternate Path to Incarceration The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office, Judge Richard Yuille of the 7th Judicial Circuit Court and Mott Community College (MCC) have developed the Genesee County Community College Court Diversion Program (GC4DP) to give those charged with a first-time felony an alternate path in place of incarceration.

  • For Flint Film

    Flint is suffering from a stagnant economy, dizzying crime rate, and a water crisis that has captivated a nation. To say that Flint has been hit with hard times would be a vast understatement. But the city’s resiliency is emblematic of the can-do spirit of its residents. This is “For

  • Thank You M.A.D.E Board Memebers

    All of M.A.D.E’s Board members work hard, for two to three years stint, for free. As the CEO & Founder of M.A.D.E Institute I am truly humbled and very grateful to be working with such committed and passionate board members who have sacrificed their time and given generously in the