Tag: Flint

Five Charged with Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis

Five city and state officials of Flint, Mich., have received felony charges of involuntary manslaughter for their roles in the Flint water crisis. Nick Lyon, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services director; Stephen Busch, a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality water supervisor; Howard Croft, former director of Flint’s Department…

Obama's No Discrimination Advisory to Louisiana Receives Backlash

Conservative media outlets, a Louisiana candidate for Senate and others have slammed President Barack Obama after his administration instructed the state not to discriminate when assisting Louisianans impacted by the recent flooding. Last week the Obama administration released a 16-page guidance warning Louisiana “to ensure that individuals and communities affected…

UN: No Flint Crisis if City Was 'Well-off or overwhelmingly white'

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, would likely not have occurred “if the affected population group was well-off or overwhelmingly white,” according to Philip Alston, an expert speaking on behalf of the United Nations. “[Had] elected officials been much more careful, there would have been a timely response to complaints…

Lawsuit Filed Against Flint Government for Gross Negligence

Seven families in Flint, Michigan, have filed a class-action lawsuit citing gross negligence at the hands of Gov. Rick Snyder in response to the effects of the city’s lead-contaminated water crisis. In April of 2014, Flint switched its water source from Detroit Water and Sewage Department to the Flint River….

Hollywood Directors to Skip Oscars for #JUSTICEFORFLINT Event

By Sheryl Estrada Ryan Coogler, director and co-writer of “Creed,” will not be in the audience during the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, even though one of his film’s stars, Sylvester Stallone, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Instead, he will be in Flint, Michigan, supporting…