Flint Water Crisis

  A native of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Eshe Faizah is more than concerned about the #FlintWaterCrisis. She plans to address the deadly situation from a empowerment standpoint teaching parents…

On Monday, seven families who have been poisoned by lead as a result of the Flint Water Crisis filed a class action lawsuit that could include up to 8,000 young people. The group cites federal environmental laws and is seeking a class action status for what they call wide-reaching negligence. The lawsuit takes aim at city […]

Dawn E. Cole, Vice-Chair, Board for Servants Without Borders, and Essita R. Duncan, Esquire, Chairwoman, Servants Without Borders, joined guest host Jeff Johnson on NewsOne Now to discuss their initiative to bring mobile showers to the residents of Flint amidst the water crisis.

A total of seven families affected by the Flint water crisis are taking their grievances to court after their lead-poisoned children reportedly went through developmental changes last year.

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.

https://twitter.com/WorldHealthNews/status/705467071996428288 Flint Mother Blames Lead Contaminated Water For Her Miscarriage While in her second trimester, Nakiya Wakes miscarried her second child. She was carrying the twins and the first had died after five weeks. She thought the second fetus would be her “miracle baby” until she eventually lost it. According to Wakes, who has only recently […]

https://twitter.com/DanielBeerthuis/status/703397082196021248 When Danielle Britt and her fiancé, Kensley Dougan explained the water crisis in Flint, Michigan to their 7-year-old son, Isiah, the little boy wanted to find a way to help. The city has been declared in a state of emergency after lead contamination destroyed residents accessibility to clean water. The Gainesville, Virginia family reached out to Eisenhower Elementary […]

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 […]

NewsOne Now cameras were on hand at the taping of this year's Stellar Awards in Las Vegas where we caught up with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton who was visiting the state for the Nevada Democratic Caucuses.

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 […]

The father of Victor White III says an autopsy report found that his son was shot in the chest but the death has been ruled a suicide.

The special counsel for the state attorney general’s office in Michigan said Tuesday that manslaughter and other related charges could come forth in relation to the ongoing Flint water crisis. Todd Flood said Tuesday that the attorney genera’s office investigation could prompt a combination of criminal charges or civil actions writes the Detroit News. The […]