A Michigan man who talked trash with Steve Harvey over the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ losing in the NBA finals says the comedian went too far when he made fun of Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water during an exchange on his radio show. The city’s mayor and a civil rights group feel the same way and are demanding […]
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 […]
The levels of lead in the water systems of Newark, New Jersey’s public school systems recently tested above the federal action limit, but according to allegations by the Newark teachers union, the school district knew about the elevated lead levels for more than 10 years. School districts across the country are not required by law to test their […]
Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the latest details in the ongoing Flint water crisis and what is currently being done to rectify the man-made disaster that has poisoned an American city.
Earley, joined by his lawyer, Attorney A. Scott Bolden, explained that the decision to switch Flint's water supply to the Flint River and use services from the KWA Water Authority was made by the Flint City Council.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders met face-to-face in Flint, Michigan for a presidential debate this weekend, and the two candidates clearly attempted to separate themselves from one another. During Sunday night’s debate, both of the Democratic candidates seemed to accomplish what they set out to do. NewsOne Now panelist Lauren Victoria Burke said […]
Article By REUTERS Residents of Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest cities in the United States, will get $30 million to help pay their water bills after a lead contamination crisis, under a bill unanimously approved by the Michigan Senate on Tuesday. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, plans to sign the bill, which had […]
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 […]
Donnie McClurkin is calling the Flint water crisis, about which the government has done very little, “reprehensible” and “deplorable.” To assist the town’s residents, the Perfecting Faith Church pastor, along with Bishop Marvin Winans, are sending thousands of cases of water. “Perfecting Faith Church just touched my heart the way we rallied together to buy […]
GETTY: The support for Flint keeps pouring in from the faith-based community. GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel singer Erica Campbell has launched the “Bless Flint Challenge” to filter out the lead that has poisoned the water in the town’s homes. “Join me in the Bless Flint Challenge. We can make a tangible difference in the lives of […]
One Mid-Michigan resident is showing a real entrepreneurial spirit in the midst of the Flint water crisis. Anthony Arline is selling Flint City Water on eBay. For $40 someone can take home some of the tainted water that’s made national headlines. He lives on Flint’s east side and said he had the idea to help […]