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We are now 1,605 days into the ongoing crisis with the water in Flint, Mich. The residents are being told that their tap water is below the federal threshold for lead contamination, but they still don’t feel safe drinking it. Bottled water distribution has been discontinued, since the state believes the water system…

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As of Thursday, the people of Flint, Mich., have been without a clean and stable water system they could trust for 1,604 days. The city’s water service lines are in the process of being replaced, but experts have said even that improvement comes with the danger of reintroducing lead into the water supply. The city and…

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This is a reminder that 1,598 days after it began, the water crisis in Flint is still not completely over. They keep saying the water is better and that things are improving—but at the end of the day, is anything really being accomplished?

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The chief health official in Michigan has been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges for deaths in connection to the Flint Water Crisis in one of the most watched cases linked to the ordeal in its four-year history. According to multiple reports, about 90 people developed illness related to the city’s tainted water, […]

The post ‘Corrupt’ Michigan health official faces jail over deaths in Flint Water Crisis appeared first on theGrio.

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  A Michigan mother is outraged after a school police officer handcuffed her seven-year-old son for an hour during an after-school program. And now, she’s suing the city of Flint for using excessive force to restrain her child, who suffers from ADHD.  According to the news outlet, Chrystal McCadden says her son Cameron, was handcuffed after […]

The post Mother sues after 7-year-old son with ADHD handcuffed by police at school ‘I was horrified’ appeared first on theGrio.

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The N-word, "WITE PRIDE" and multiple swastikas were painted onto a truck belonging to Hubert Roberts, a Black Lives Matter activist in the Flint, MI area.

The post Black Lives Matter activist’s truck vandalized with N-word, ‘WITE PRIDE’ appeared first on theGrio.

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This is Flint!” yelled coach Cory Hightower at halftime during a losing game in the nearby rural community of Davison, Michigan. “Why do you think they get so excited when they dunk on us? Because this is Flint and they are never supposed to beat us. Look at that name on your chest. That’s history.” […]

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Childrens’ blood lead levels in Flint, Mich., have dropped to their lowest all-time levels, according to a new study by the Journal of Pediatrics. The data, researchers say, could be an indicator that attempts to combat the city’s four-year-old water crisis may be making an impact. The Detroit Free Press reports that the research, indicated by 15,817 blood samples from […]

The post Four years into water crisis, lead levels in Flint children show decrease, researchers say appeared first on theGrio.

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When Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama senate race in December, Black women were proclaimed saviors. A whopping 98 percent of Black women voted for Jones, putting the one-time long shot ahead of accused pedophile, Judge Roy Moore. While the Twitter memes and congratulatory hashtags went viral, the reality is that Black women have a […]

The post What will the Women’s March do for Black Women in 2018? There’s still plenty to fight for. appeared first on theGrio.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the other notable Los Angeles Lakers rookie started to run off the Capital One Arena floor about two hours before tipoff, fans of all ages began yelling, “Kyle!” and “Kooz-Ma!” to get his attention. Kyle Kuzma immediately stopped, came back and gladly signed every autograph and picture with his new fans, […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore thinks Flint’s water problem would be solved by now […]

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Water is essential for life. Without it, the average person would die after four days. […]

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Steve Harvey, I actually used to enjoy your country humor and down-home jokes until recently when […]

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Here’s the proof that presidential candidate Donald Trump was serious when he promised to leave only “little tidbits” of the Environmental Protection Agency left if he were to be elected. A White House budget proposal calls for a 25 percent cut to the EPA’s $8 billion budget and 20 percent fewer staffers. The EPA’s environmental […]

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This is my last day of Daily Dose, as Clinton Yates returns on Monday. It’s been a blast this week running down the most interesting and noteworthy stories. Let’s get to it. It’s coming up on three years since the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water supply to the lead-contaminated Flint River. During that […]

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Every year, tastemakers from across the globe flock to the annual Art Basel show in Miami to check out the latest and greatest from the contemporary world. It’s popularity has boomed to the point that the 305 during the week of the festival becomes a bit of a catch-all celebrity trap, where brands launch items […]

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There was a time when it paid — and paid handsomely — to live and work in the birthplace of the world’s largest automaker, Flint, Michigan. For generations of families, General Motors wasn’t just a brand name. It was Flint’s economic engine. Buick. AC Spark Plug. Chevrolet. Fisher Body. If you had a high school […]

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CNN political contributor and BET News host Dr. Marc Lamont Hill says there is a “war on the vulnerable” going on in America that has to stop. In light of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers, Hill spoke to theGrio’s Natasha Alford about the institutional and structural problems in this […]

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Many may link Ryan Nece to his famous father, NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. But the retired linebacker is making great plays off the field in his post-NFL career. He has evolved into a businessman and community activist, and said his entire life has prepared him for his current endeavors. Nece, along with some […]

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A glorious past greets visitors to the Berston Field House, a 93-year-old temple of black sports in Flint, Michigan. On a mural overlooking the lobby, Chris Byrd raises his fists in the stance that made him a world heavyweight champion. NBA and NCAA titlist Glen Rice smiles next to Morris Peterson, one of the “Flintstones” […]

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A man convicted of murder in a 2010 stabbing spree in Michigan was sentenced to life in prison Monday, wrapping up the first in a series of cases against Elias Abuelazam...

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