Flint Water Crisis

Nakiya Wakes recalled her pregnancy and the tragic events that unfolded. Wakes moved to the city in June 2014 and suffered her first miscarriage a year later. She was then informed she was carrying twins and the other child survived. During her second trimester, she suffered another miscarriage.

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 […]

The handling of the Flint water crisis has been compared to that of Hurricane Katrina and even the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder refuses to step down despite calls for his resignation from citizens and politicians alike. Yesterday, he came out with a $360 million budget to start dealing with the multitude of problems caused by lead […]

Mathis went so far as to liken the poisoning of Flint to a terrorist attack, saying, “Everyday our Homeland Security -- their biggest fear and preparation is for terrorists poisoning the water. The Secretary of Defense talks nervously about that — well in this instance, our government has poisoned the water and it’s causing permanent damage.”

Rev. Tillman, Jr. is interested in hearing a plan of action on how the city of Flint can recover from the manmade disaster. He told Johnson, Gov. Snyder needs to "show some action concerning his statement of saying, 'I'm sorry, I'm going to show you I'm going to do something about it.'"

No announcements of a criminal investigation have been announced, despite calls for Gov. Rick Snyder to resign.

“I admire Rick Snyder for stepping up right now. He’s going to the challenge, and he’s fired people and accepted responsibility to fix this."

The Washington D.C. area, which received over two feet of snow, has decided to close both federal and local government offices and schools.