• Flint community activist plans to give away water to ‘anyone who needs it’

    FLINT, MI – After a big turnout of people at his water giveaway two weeks ago, community activist Leon El-Alamin has scheduled another for Feb. 28. From 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., El-Alamin and other volunteers from the M.A.D.E. Institute are hosting an event that includes giving away free cases

  • FLINT, MI — After serving 10 years in prison, a Flint man was released from prison

    FLINT, MI — After serving 10 years in prison, a Flint man was released from prison after a federal judge decided that his rights were violated during his trial in Genesee County, according to an ABC7 report. Omar Pouncy, 28, was convicted of carjacking, armed robbery and weapons charges in

  • Flint, Katrina, and the rise of environmental racism

    Following a two-year struggle with contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, residents, activists, and supporters say it’s not just a health emergency, it’s one of the most high-profile incidents of “environmental racism” to date, due to its impact on marginalized communities of color. The water supply switched from the Detroit system to

  • M.A.D.E Institute gives away 300 cases of bottled water

    FLINT, Mich. — Community activists have scheduled another water giveaway for Flint residents amid concerns over the city’s water supply. The M.A.D.E. Institute is giving free cases of water away from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Second Chance Baptist Church in Flint. Leon El-Alamin tells MLive.com the group

  • Packed Berston Fieldhouse discusses future of north Flint with Ruth Mott Foundation

    FLINT (WJRT) – (12/3/15) – It’s a part of Flint many call forgotten, but those inside the Berston Fieldhouse, Thursday, were determined to give their home a better future. It was the first of four forums held by the Ruth Mott Foundation to better understand what the 55,000 people in

  • April 30,th Incarcerated Family members of Genesee County Event

    Community News: M.A.D.E with community partners, Motherly Intercession and Wood Side Church have partner to bring health care services to the community. This event will provide Information and other services. “Save The Date”

  • Inmates suing over water quality at Flint jail

    FLINT, MI – Two jail inmates are asking a federal judge to step in to ensure that they and others who are locked up receive clean drinking water while at the Genesee County Jail. Douglas Long and Renee Hodges filed a lawsuit Tuesday, March 8, in Detroit U.S. District Court

  • Exclusive Report: How Long Did Flint’s County Jail Inmates Drink Poisoned Water?

    In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we hear from some of hundreds of prisoners in the Genesee County Jail in Flint, Michigan, who have had no option but to drink and shower in the contaminated city water. In October, after Flint’s newly elected Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency

  • City of Flint not hooking up to KWA until ‘maybe this time next year’

    Flint, Mich.(WEYI) — The City of Flint is originally scheduled to hook up to the new Karegnondi Water Authority, or KWA, for its new permanent drinking water source in the summer of 2016. Now city officials are saying that it’s not going to happen in 2016, but won’t be until

  • State police investigate suicide at women’s prison

    ANSING — The Michigan State Police has opened a criminal investigation into the November suicide of a troubled woman at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility that resulted in the firing of two Corrections Department employees, a state police detective confirmed Friday. Janika Edmond, who was 25, was found in a shower area of the segregation