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T.I. Reportedly Joins Cast of Movie About Flint’s Water Crisis

T.I. Reportedly Joins Cast of Movie About Flint's Water Crisis

T.I. is reportedly joining the cast of Flint, a movie about the ongoing water crisis. Deadline announced Tip will be apart of the movie which is produced by Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment. The fictional flick is about an ex-convict who is entwined in a murder mystery while his hometown of Flint, Michigan is having a […]

Lethal Pneumonia Outbreak Caused By Low Chlorine In Flint Water

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An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed 12 people and sickened at least 87 in Flint, Mich., in 2014 and 2015 was caused by low chlorine levels in the municipal water system, scientists have confirmed. It’s the most detailed evidence yet linking the bacterial disease to the city’s broader water crisis. In April 2014, Flint’s […]

Studies Link Lead in Flint Water to Increased Miscarriage Rate

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In recent times, researchers examining the Flint water crisis have found a significant increase in fetal deaths and reduced pregnancies in Flint since April 2014. In April 2014, government officials of the city of Flint switched its water supply to the lead-contaminated Flint River without adding and metal pretreatment “chemicals”. According to the World Health […]

Flint Water Crisis is Now A Lifetime Movie

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Words by Shurida Lundi Lifetime will air an original movie titled Flint about Flint, Michigan’s water crisis. The movie will portray the national emergency that is still happening in the city of Michigan. Queen Latifah, Betsey Brandt (Breaking Bad), Marin Ireland (Homeland), and Jill Scott will play four real life women who fought to uncover […]

Head Of MI Health Dept. Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In Flint Water Crisis

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The head of the Michigan health department was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, the highest-ranking member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water. Nick Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint […]

More Officials Charged In Flint Water Crisis Investigation

Osnos Crisis in Flint Goes Deeper Than the Water

Did Flint ever get clean water? Although the process for Flint to make its recovery from the water crisis may have slipped under the radar to the general public, there has been steady progress in the criminal investigation that was opened as a result of the situation. With counts such as “withholding information from the […]

Lawmakers Say “No” To Flint Funding In New Energy Bill

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The people of Flint, Michigan are not getting the empathy of lawmakers. According to CNN, Bipartisan leaders voted to not include funding for Flint’s water crisis into a energy bill that was released. According to the site: Because the Flint provision is still the subject of a hold by Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee who […]

Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monáe, Ryan Coogler And More Set To Host #JusticeForFlint Event

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Some of entertainment’s most esteemed are shining light on a major crisis and giving back at the same time. Directors Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler, singer Janelle Monáe and actor Jessie Williams are teaming up to support #JusticeForFlint. The initiative stems from the lack of urgency over a huge lead problem in Flint, Michigan’s water […]

#ForTheLoveOfFlint: Join Justice League NYC In Raising Awareness And Attention

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Following Justice League NYC being honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award for their social justice work, particularly relating to Flint, the hard work continues. While accepting the award, leaders Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez had the word “FLINT” written on their arms, showcasing their tireless effort to help raise awareness, attention and vital resources. The […]

TIME Magazine’s Chilling Image of Flint Water Crisis

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TIME has released its latest cover, with the feature focusing on the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Titled “The Poisoning of An American City,” the cover (the story is written by Josh Sanburn) features a young Black boy whose skin is patched with scaly, dry skin from the effects of consuming the city’s toxic […]