Thursday, August 13, 2020
Flint Water Crisis
3 Years Later, No One is in Jail Over Flint Tainted Water
January 18, 2019
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate “without fear or favor” the scandal over Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. ... read more »
Health Chief, 4 Others Charged with Manslaughter in Flint
June 15, 2017
If convicted, Lyon and the others charged with involuntary manslaughter could each face up to 15 years in prison. ... read more »
Flint Residents Still Suffering, Exposed to Contaminated Water
June 1, 2017
Three years since discovery of tainted water, little has changed   ... read more »
Flint-area residents seek $700M from EPA over water crisis
February 9, 2017
More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners are seeking more than $700 million in damages from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its handling of the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. ... read more »
President Obama Finds Flint Michigan, Drinks the Water
May 12, 2016
On May 4, President Barack Obama spent the whole day in Flint, Michigan. He also drank a glass of filtered water. In April 2014, the drinking water in the city of Flint was contaminated after the brilliant decision was made to change the source of Flint’s water from Detroit Water and Sewage Department water to the Flint River. ... read more »
Congressman Calls on Black Lives Matters to Make Flint a Priority
April 13, 2016
Rick Snyder, Michigan Republicans and the governor’s supporters do not care about the lives of the residents of the mostly black city. ... read more »
Life in Flint; Living with Deadly Water
March 23, 2016
Life over the past months has changed dramatically for Alaya Smith and her family, which includes her two-year-old son, Amarus Jones, and her fiancé. They live in fear of the water. ... read more »
Why Aren’t We Discussing Voter Suppression During an Election Year?
March 2, 2016
Bill Fletcher says that time and again throughout the history of the United States if the ruling elite wants to push through a nefarious measure, they first implement it in communities of color. ... read more »
Michigan Governor Denies Racism in Flint Water Crisis
January 27, 2016
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is refuting claims that the water crisis in Flint, where residents have been exposed to toxic levels of lead and ten have died due to a contaminated water supply, is a case of environmental racism. But civil rights activists, politicians and residents of the city have summed up the events leading up to the crisis as well as the state government’s slow response to just that. More than half of Flint’s residents are black and the most recent statistics show that the average per capita income there is little more than $23,000. ... read more »

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