Archive by Author
Cummings

This Week in Flint News

This week, the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee will hold two hearings to examine the Flint water crisis. The first hearing, on March 15 at 10:00 a.m., will feature testimony from Flint’s former unelected Emergency Manager, Darnell Earley. Earley was appointed by Gov. Snyder and authorized switching Flint from Detroit’s water source to […]

flint

Sheroes of Flint

Today is International Women’s Day and the Michigan Presidential Primary. What could possibly be better than celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and voting? Not much. My coworkers and I have been traveling to Flint at least three days out of the week since the beginning of 2016 – helping distribute […]

snyderflint2

Private Profit for Public Misery

In case the Flint water crisis and dismantling of Detroit’s public school system didn’t convince you, Gov. Snyder has yet again proven that he will always value profits over peoples’ lives. In the new state budget, he is calling for privatizing mental health care – turning over mental health services for people who truly need […]

standwithpp

Republicans and Right to Life are at it again, trying to control women’s reproductive decisions

There was a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee this morning on House Bill 4145, sponsored by Rep. Thomas Hooker (R), which would restrict a woman’s access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare. It would prohibit State of Michigan family planning funding from going to providers that offer abortion services. The primary goal of the bill is […]

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder addresses Detroit community and elected leaders at a luncheon where JPMorgan Chase & Co. unveils a $100 million, five-year commitment to support and accelerate Detroit's economic recovery at The Garden Theater on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Detroit. (Photo by William Pugliano/Invision for JPMorgan Chase & Co./AP Images)

Republicans Poisoned Flint. Let’s Hold them Accountable

  Decades of our representatives in Lansing cutting millions of dollars from local budgets and making it impossible to invest in infrastructure – it’s what’s led to the deplorable condition of Michigan’s roads, failing public education across the state, and now, the Flint water crisis. Had our representatives invested in our state’s water infrastructure over […]

sexismblog

Jim Bazen, You Are the Problem

Yesterday, MLive published a horribly sexist, victim-blaming, slut-shaming article written by Jim Bazen, the principal of Plymouth Christian High School in Grand Rapids. You can read the whole thing here. I decided to wait until today to collect my thoughts and write a response to the article because after reading it yesterday the only thought […]

Rick Jones single ladies

Rick Jones: Beyoncé Quoter

Senator Rick Jones appropriated the words of Queen Bey last week when he proposed taking away health insurance benefits for couples that live together but aren’t married. Currently, the law says that unmarried people are allowed to apply for state benefits just like married couples are, as long as they live together. Sen. Jones was […]

donald-trump (1)

5 Reasons Why You Should Register to Vote

Today is National Voter Registration Day. People and organizations are hitting the streets today to register tens of thousands of voters across the country. Early in 2012 (the last presidential election year), almost one in four eligible Americans was not registered to vote. The number of people age 18-29 who voted in the last presidential […]