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Steve Harvey taunts Flint resident, Little Miss Flint responds

  • Steve Harvey’s recent jokes about the tap water in Flint, Michigan, have landed him in hot water with city activists.
  • During a radio interview on The Steve Harvey Morning Show Wednesday morning, the comedian aused Flint’s ongoing water crisis in a retort against a caller arguing about the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Melissa Mays — an organizer with the grassroots coalition Flint Rising — said that Harvey’s Wednesday comments making light of Flint’s “brown water” are nothing short of “heartbreaking.” Read more (6/16/17)

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nina turner served as a democratic senator in ohio and is a vocal opponent of donald trump. just because she wants to draw attention to more things than just russia, doesn’t mean she’s a russian spy. i can’t believe that even has to be stated. the way the democratic establishment elite (and the centrists in the party) treat progressive leaders is completely counter-productive. it is the exact opposite lesson that should’ve been learned from the last election. although i guess it exposes that centrists would rather maintain their own power within the establishment than uplift progressive voices. the future of the democratic party should be towards progress. that is how we can win back the 1000 seats that have been lost in the last 8 years.

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Head of Michigan health department charged with involuntary manslaughter over Flint water crisis

  • The head of the Michigan health department has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after he failed to alert the public to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Flint, Michigan, linked to the city’s lead-contaminated water crisis, the Associated Press reported.
  • The Michigan attorney general led a probe which looked at the decision by officials to switch the city’s water supply to untreated Flint River water in 2014 in an effort to save money. 
  • Criminal charges have already been filed against 13 current or former government officials, according to the AP. Read more (6/14/17)

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Flint, Michigan, official resigns after using racial slur to blame black people for water crisis

  • A Flint, Michigan official — sales manager Phil Stair of the Genessee County Land Bank — has resigned after being caught on tape blaming the city’s water crisis on “niggers who don’t pay their bills.” (NBC News)
  • The recording originally surfaced on an activist website, Truth Against the Machine, which posted a YouTube recording of Stair making the statement on Sunday.
  • “Detroit was charging all its customers for the cost,” Stair says in the May 26 recording, which TATM said was captured by environmental activist Chelsea Lyons. “They weren’t collecting from their residents, they were shutting water off, they were letting bills go forever, they were charging everybody else; Flint has the same problems as Detroit — fucking niggers don’t pay their bills, believe me, I deal with them.” Read more (6/6/17)

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Of course you’re no longer seeing any stories about Flint, Michigan. An entire city’s water supply was being poisoned with freaking lead. A state of emergency was called. The government wouldn’t take more than an entire year to figure out how to stop poisoning its populace. That catastrophe was solved ages ago.

Like the D student that it is, the U.S. government did do something about the Flint Water crisis – the bare minimum. Tests show that lead levels are back down to regulation levels, but nobody’s gotten around to changing the pipes yet, which was one of the causes of the problem in the first place. So everyone in Flint still has to use bottled water and filters like the whole town has a sponsorship deal with Evian. However, Michigan has pledged to spend up to $97 million to fix the water lines. You know. At some point. In the next three years. There’s probably going to be a movie about Flint getting safe water before Flint actually gets safe water.

And that’s just for the water situation. What about the damage already done to its citizenry? While Michigan has agreed to provide extra funding to health programs for Flint above its federal levels, some of those programs stop in September 2018. Others stop in March 2021. You know what won’t stop by 2021? The effects of lead poisoning. There aren’t any treatments that can cure the side effects of lead exposure, which include heart, kidney, and nerve damage, reduced fetal growth in pregnant women, and a multitude of cognitive, behavioral, and hearing problems in children.

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