The crisis spreading from Flint, MI’s unsafe drinking water has been broad and far-reaching. In addition to the widely publicized lead contamination, the water that the city used from the Flint River for 18 months has also been connected to an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease between 2014 and 2015. A state report said…
It’s that time again, folks: Michael Moore is releasing a new documentary. Fahrenheit 11/9 (a reference to the date of Trump’s election) will be released in theaters September 21st. In the trailer, Moore refers to Trump as the “last president of the United States,” alluding to a cataclysm that may befall our country…
The state of Michigan has decided to stop to providing free bottles of water to residents of Flint, less than a week after the state ignored Michiganders’ pleas and approved a permit to allow Nestlé to draw as many as 400 gallons of water per minute from a well less than an hour and a half away to be bottled for sale.
Third grade reading proficiency in Flint has plummeted nearly 75% since the start of the city’s ongoing water crisis, according to a new report by the Detroit Free Press.
On Monday, a committee put together by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to address the public health crisis in Flint canceled its fourth meeting in a row, claiming they was simply nothing for them to discuss.
Earlier this year, Lifetime, the channel known for hits such as Liz & Dick, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, and of course, Mother May I Sleep with Danger, announced it was making a movie about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. While Cher (yes, that Cher!) was initially attached to the film, she ended up…
The trollish specter of luxurious white feminism that manifests itself in what inhabitants of Earth refer to as Gwyneth Paltrow has struck again.
Forget the gold jewelry and strawberry champagne, Bruno Mars has something more important he’s spending his money on this month.
Whatever you do, stop calling the Flint water crisis a “failure at all levels of government.”
Comedian, media personality, and mustachioed baggy-suit wearer Steve Harvey has come under intense criticism for using the ongoing water crisis in Flint, MI, as an insulting punchline while sparring with a caller to his syndicated radio program.
Yesterday, on the same day that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced serious criminal charges against five current and former officials for their alleged role in the Flint water crisis, 9-year-old Flint resident Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny—known to the world as Little Miss Flint—got a rash on her arm from…
The complaint filed against Michigan’s top health official, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday along with four others for their alleged role in worsening the water crisis in the city of Flint, makes for deeply disturbing reading.
A longtime official at the largest property-owning organization in Flint, MI, has resigned from his position after audio of him using the n-word while blaming the city’s black population for municipal problems was published online on Sunday.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed has already accomplished a lot in his 32 years. He was a Rhodes scholar, got a medical degree, taught epidemiology at Columbia, and served as the Executive Director of Detroit’s Health Department, where he led a program that ensured kids in low-income families who needed glasses could get them.
The hits keep coming for the people of Flint, where more than 8,000 residents now stand to lose their homes if they don’t pay up on overdue water bills.
Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny is Little Miss Flint. She is 9 years old and lives in Flint, MI. She told me that in her free time she likes to “go on Twitter or just play with my toys or just lay down in bed, read, and play with my dollhouse, and color and draw and cheer.” She hasn’t been able to drink the water from the…
"I don't like to say, 'Use me,'" Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said at a recent panel on how to deal with aging water infrastructure. "But I'll say, ‘If you don't like to use Flint, if you don't use us as a voice and a platform for what could happen to your city, then shame on you.’"