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2011 found my half brother from Cook Islands and spent two weeks there in 2012 with his family. 2014 spent 2 weeks in New Zealand with him and family.
Retired to Harrietta, Mi in 2010 from Louisiana.

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Flint's Isaiah Oliver appointed to CMU Board of Trustees

Isaiah Oliver, Flint Community Foundation CEO, has been appointed to Central Michigan University's Board of Trustees on Wednesday, April 17.

Flint Northwestern remaining open for some students in the fall

Board of Education members voted Wednesday, May 23 to keep the West Carpenter Road building open for the district's Accelerated Learning Academy ...

Flint Northwestern High to close, Scott Elementary reopening as middle school

FLINT, MI -- Board of Education members made the closure of Flint Northwestern High official Wednesday night along with other changes to come starting in the ...

Flint Northwestern savors final prom with future Southwestern classmates

LAKE ORION, MI - As Flint Northwestern High School and Southwestern Classical Academy set out for their last proms apart, the two were only divided by a ...

Meet Flint’s last remaining high school basketball team  The Undefeated

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 ...

Flint schools pursue plan that could close Northwestern High

FLINT, MI -- The Flint Board of Education has given the go-ahead to Superintendent Bilal Tawwab for crafting a plan to potentially close Flint Northwestern High ...

Boxes filled with turkey and other holiday food will be passed out to 2,000 Flint families

SodexoMAGIC, a charitable food foundation that's ventured with Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will provide 2000 Flint families with boxes filled with turkey and other ...

Flint school board approves plan to begin Northwestern High School closure

FLINT, Mich. - The Flint Community School Board has voted to begin the process of closing Flint Northwestern High School at the end of this school year.

Flint Holds a Glittering Prom, Far From Flint  New York Times

For students at Flint Northwestern High School, this year's prom was a chance to set aside anxieties about Flint's three-year-old water crisis, its poverty and its ...

Nearly 9 percent of Flint Northwestern water samples over federal limit for lead

FLINT, MI -- Nearly 9 percent of water samples taken at Flint Northwestern High School last month tested higher than the federal threshold of 15 parts per billion ...

End of Flint Northwestern High School athletics leaves alumni dismayed

FLINT, MI – Attending Flint city games were like Christmas morning to a young Kelvin Torbert. The gyms were jam-packed, with standing-room only crowds.

Kelly Fields: A Flint kid for Flint kids  Flintside

Remembering the teachers who invested in her, bought prom tickets, and paid for senior pictures—Kelly Fields' commitment (she says responsibility) is to give ...

Flint schools plan to start next year with water jugs - not drinking fountains

"To our knowledge the FCS is still on bottled water," Brown said in an email to The Journal. "The FCS decides what type of water is provided to students."

Thousands expected for Flint Northwestern High School's 50th anniversary tailgater

FLINT, MI -- Thousands of alumni from Flint Northwestern High School are expected to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary with a weekend of partying, ...

All tests of filtered water in Flint schools below federal threshold for lead

As recently as this month, the school district said it was planning to ask "critical community and corporate partners" to supply buildings with water coolers -- at ...

Changes in leadership coming for several Flint schools

Flint Board of Education members recently approved the new leaders at Durant-Tuuri Mott Elementary School, Scott Middle School, Neithercut Elementary ...

Building closures possible if Flint schools fail to meet partnership goals

Benchmarks in the first 18 months include raising student attendance rates to 88 percent; reducing out-of-school suspension by 5 percent; and increasing ...

Miss Michigan calls out Flint water crisis at Miss America pageant  CNN

Instead of highlighting her achievements, one Miss America contestant introduced herself at Sunday's pageant by bringing attention to the water crisis facing her ...

Faces of Flint: the story of a modern American city  The Guardian

Photographer Zackary Canepari arrived in Flint in 2012, before a scandal about tainted water brought the city to international attention. For six years he has ...

The story behind how 10 teens helped Flint High become the home of Jaguars

Teens sacrifice summer to help Northwestern, Southwestern transition to home of Jaguars.

Magic Johnson Foundation foots bill for new Flint Northwestern track

The work has taken place as part of the $250000 donation made by the foundation headed up by NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson in September 2016 ...

Flint Community Schools announce Northwestern, Southwestern athletics merger

After months of speculation, the news is now official.

Flint schools get new look as district drops to one sports team

FLINT, MI - There's a new sheriff in town. Newly-hired Flint High School coach Chris Wilson let it be known Thursday evening. The former NFL player formally ...

Two Flint high schools have graduation rate divide

"We are aware of the discrepancy," said Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins. "We're looking at what we can do to close the gap between the two schools."

Michael Moore holds US debut of "Fahrenheit 11/9" in Flint

The polarizing filmmaker spoke of a recurring dream he had over the course of filming "Fahrenheit 11/9" that covers topics ranging from President Donald ...

Volunteers pass out food items to Flint families in need  WNEM Saginaw

Holiday hope was in Flint as the Magic Johnson Foundation teamed up with the organization Sodexo by stuffing boxes to the brim with pounds of food for the ...

Former Flint superintendent rated ineffective days before he's ousted

Tawwab was rated "ineffective" in his review for the 2016-17 school year, according to documents obtained by MLive-The Flint Journal in a Freedom of ...

Flint Community School district facing make-or-break challenge under state partnership agreement  East Village Magazine

By Jan Worth-Nelson and Harold C. Ford. Behind the scenes as Flint students and teachers go back to school this fall, a make-or-break drama is underway that ...

Flint Northwestern High School graduate retires from high-ranking position in U.S. Air Force after 28 years  The Flint Journal

willarvis smith retires.jpg. Col. Kevin Payne, 844th Communications Group commander, presents the retirement certificate to Chief Master Sgt. Willarvis Smith, ...

Environmental Racism in Flint Is Much Older Than the Water Crisis  Pacific Standard

After 26 years, the oldest pending civil rights complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency is finally over. A district court in California has found that the ...

Magic Johnson will deliver Holiday Hope for Flint families

The local families are being preselected and Johnson will be in attendance to greet them.

After Water Crisis, Flint Students to Be Screened for Disabilities  U.S. News & World Report

Every public school student in Flint, Michigan, will be eligible for disability screening in the wake of the city's water crisis, which beginning in 2014 is believed to ...

Former Flint school principal named to 'America's Worst Bosses' list

eBossWatch ranked former Flint Northwestern Principal Fred White as the 39th worst boss in the country in 2013.

Flint Northwestern High School ROTC program wins award  The Flint Journal -

The program was selected out of 48 schools within 5 states in the area.

Ex-NFL receiver Mark Ingram Sr. may face more federal prison time for gun, pot

A former first-round NFL draft pick for the New York Giants could be headed back to federal prison after police found about 100 marijuana plants and a handgun ...

From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Giving Private Companies Responsibility for Ailing Public Water Systems  The Intercept

The private water company Veolia had contracts with both Flint and Pittsburgh around the time that lead levels rose in their drinking water.

Current, former NBA players holding holiday giveaways in Flint

McGee, a 2017 NBA championship as part of the Warriors, has once again teamed up with the Flint Development Center, 4121 Martin Luther King Ave., for his ...

Flint Northwestern students organize against disruptions, security issues at school

Flint School Board 02.JPG. More than a dozen Northwestern High School students wearing matching T-shirts stating "Flint Students Matter #Northwestern" stand ...

Read President Obama's Speech in Flint on Water Crisis  TIME

Here is a transcript of Barack Obama's speech in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday about the city's water crisis.

The most damning line from the Correspondents' Dinner? 'Flint still doesn't have clean water'  CNN

Comedian Michelle Wolf made a lot of jokes at the White House Correspondent's Dinner that offended people.

48 moments from Flint as students return for first day of school

As Scott Middle School reopens and the high schools combine to one school, Flint students are back in class.

25 years ago, Glen Rice, Berghorst All-Star teams put on show

A quarter of a century ago, the Holland area had the most talented basketball game in its history.In 1993, basketball stars from Michigan teamed up for an NBA ...

Flint schools settle teacher's sexual harassment lawsuit for $600,000  Mlive- flint

FLINT, MI -- Flint schools have agreed to a $600000 settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against a former district principal by a teacher, according ...

School fight prompts Flint police intervention with shocking Facebook photos

Police called a meeting with parents of alleged members of "The Squad," after a large fight broke out at Northwestern High School earlier this month.

Flint Northern students stunned with decision to close school  The Flint Journal -

Flint Northern's 826 students will not return to the high school next year. The school will be turned into Northern Alternative Education Center part of a ...

Lead Levels in Flint Water Drop, but Residents Still Can’t Drink It  The New York Times

The drinking water in Flint, Mich., is now in compliance with federal regulations on lead and copper *content*, officials said on Tuesday. But they cautioned that it ...

Michael Moore's “Fahrenheit 11/9” Aims Not at Trump But at Those Who Created the Conditions That Led to His Rise  The Intercept

“Fahrenheit 11/9,” the title of Michael Moore's new film that opens today in theaters, is an obvious play on the title of his wildly profitable Bush-era “Fahrenheit ...

Detroit's Northwestern High School was a factory for producing gifted athletes  Detroit Metro Times

Today we received a hardcover copy of journalist, academic, and music lover Herb Boyd's new book, Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination.

All-time greats: After career at Michigan State, Kelvin Torbert settles down in Lansing area

He said he rarely ever goes anywhere with folks not asking him about basketball or reflecting on what he did during that time.

See how $33.4M in Flint water crisis grants, donations have been spent

A breakdown of the both grants from the Ruth Mott Foundation as well as donations to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Sources: Wildcats play last basketball game in Northwestern's gym  ABC 12 News

A bittersweet night for the crowd at Flint Northwestern High School Tuesday.

Community event to provide $1M worth of goods and services in Detroit  WXYZ

Convoy of Hope will partner with local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits to spread kindness to residents in Detroit.

Flint's latest homicide victim, Jody Allen, was decorated Flint Northwestern point guard in mid-1990s  The Flint Journal -

Sunday's homicide victim was a special mention all-state and two-time all-conference point guard at Flint Northwestern High School in the mid-1990s, according ...

Police sought warrant over Flint City Council candidate's residency

"Flint police brought the matter to me," Leyton said. "When I learned that an assistant prosecutor is a necessary witness, and that's a conflict of interest, I recused ...

Dropping to one Flint high school worth exploring, says new superintendent

The Flint School District dipped to the third largest school district in Genesee County following preliminary count numbers released Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Jody Allen's death shocks community; he's regarded as one of Flint's all-time greats in high school basketball

View full sizeDan Lippitt Flint Northwestern guard Jody Allen (13) glides through four Flint Central defenders to score in the second half of a high school ...

Crusader for health of Flint kids keeps up fight to heal lead-poisoned city  Detroit Free Press

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the doctor who proved lead poisoning in Flint kids, dedicates her new book to the children. They've always been her focus.

Genesee County area high school reunions  The Flint Journal

Genesee County area class reunions: DYE HIGH SCHOOL annual thunderbolt reunion Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the St George Orthodox Banquet Hall, 5191 ...

In 2018, 35 more Michigan schools could face closure  Detroit Free Press

In addition to the 38 schools the state School Reform Office has identified for closure, 35 more could find themselves facing closure — or some other type of ...

Hundreds attend vigil for 21-year-old mother shot and killed in Flint

FLINT, MI -- Shyteanna Thomas paused for a moment and stared as dozens of balloons filled the sky at dusk Sunday night over Max Brandon Park on Flint's ...

Linden High School ready for competition in Class A, Flint Northwestern and Flint Northern will still be tested in Class B  The Flint Journal -

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – Linden High School will be making the jump to Class A in boys and girls basketball and volleyball for the 2012-2013 school year, ...

Flint water crisis: Mayor vows to explore legal options after Michigan governor halts free bottled water for residents

In the wake of a nearly four-year water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Governor Rick Synder has announced an end to the distribution of free bottled water for the city's ...

Superintendent, 2 Others Out at Flint School District | Michigan News  U.S. News & World Report

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint school board has removed the superintendent and two other senior officials.

Flint Northwestern girls basketball team disbands as future of school athletics in doubt

Flint Northwestern coaches watch a free throw midair in overtime on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Northwestern High School. Flint Northwestern defeated Flint ...

Atwood Stadium preserves its history, brings back high school sports

Come this fall, high school sports will come back to historic Atwood Stadium thanks to more than $2 million raised for renovations and new turf.

Northwestern basketball star DeAndre Upchurch charged with three others in connection to drive-by shooting  The Flint Journal -

DeAndre Upchurch Flint Journal extras: See below for previous articles on this shooting. NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version. FLINT ...

Life After Gold Rush: Boxer Claressa Shields graduates from Flint Northwestern, heads to college  Mlive- flint

Shields will attend Olivet College. Her next fight will happen Thursday, June 13 in Quebec, Canada against Ariane Fortin.

Alumni and parents protest changes to Northwestern High School

Over thirty alumni and parents gathered in front of Northwestern High School in Detroit, Tuesday afternoon, to protest the changes happening at the school.

Claressa Shields cheered on in the Olympics by Flint Northwestern classmates who know her as 'down to earth'  The Flint Journal -

Win, lose or draw today, Claressa Shields' life will be changed forever.

Detroit Pistons donate sneakers to Flint Northwestern, Southwestern basketball teams

Flint Northwestern coach Napoleon Petteway strategizes with his players during a time-out in Garber's 62-44 win over Flint Northwestern at Frankenmuth High ...

Flint basketball pioneer Linnell Jones-McKenney presents 25th annual 'School of Champions' camp  The Flint Journal

monarchs 10. Linnell Jones-McKenney motivates her teammates after the Flint Monarchs practice on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Carman-Ainsworth High ...

60 years after landmark court ruling four Flint schools 'intensely segregated'  The Flint Journal

FLINT, MI – Sixty years after the historic U.S. Supreme Court that struck down separate but equal schools, four Flint schools are considered "intensely ...

Michigan Towns’ Drinking Water Contaminated with Man-made Chemicals  Newsweek

Updated | There are new drinking-water safety concerns in Michigan, where water in the cities of New Baltimore and Mount Clemens tested positive for two ...

Flint high schoolers start the new school year with a handshake  Michigan Radio

It's the first day of school in much of Michigan. Dozens of men stood in the rain at the entrance to Flint's Northwestern High School greeting students as.

Pastor from Flint, whose church was at center of water crisis, will speak in Lancaster County  LancasterOnline

The Rev. Faith Green Timmons has addressed congregations on Martin Luther King Jr. Day many times over the years.

Napoleon Petteway and Derik Johnson take over as varsity basketball coaches at Flint Northwestern during 'rebuilding' stage

Gallery: Derik Johnson and Napoleon Petteway to take over as varsity basketball coaches at Northwestern High School. Derik Johnson and Napoleon Petteway ...

Slain former Flint basketball star had criminal record; Police haven't linked past to death  The Flint Journal -

Jordache "Jody" Allen had a significant criminal past, but isn't clear whether his own criminal activity was connected to his slaying Sunday, police said today.

Michigan in desperate need of high school officials and referees

By Steve Kaminski | The Grand Rapids Press. Referee Mike Jager runs down the court while officiating a high school basketball game between West Ottawa ...

5 Unbelievable Flint, Michigan Facts | Very Real  Oxygen

When brown, smelly water spewed from taps in Flint, Michigan after the city's water sourcing switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014, residents were ...

Flint man's path from prisoner to mentor inspires new documentary, comic book  Michigan Radio

From a youthful act that landed him in prison, to becoming a man whose life work is mentoring youth in Flint, Hubert Roberts offers a powerful lesson in.

Developers propose transforming Detroit Art Deco landmark into apartments  Detroit Metro Times

The towering, long-vacant Lee Plaza on Detroit's west side could soon become home to 180 apartments with retail space. The city announced plans Thursday to ...

All-Time Greats: Curtis Jones is the best basketball player you've never heard of

DETROIT -- When it comes to talking about the greatest basketball players to come out of the state of Michigan, all of the usual names come up. Chris Webber ...

Flint's first female pro basketball player Linnell Jones-McKenney now blazes a trail in the community  The Flint Journal -

Jones-McKenney is Flint's first female basketball player to ever compete professionally, but her purpose now is to inspire the people in her community to “dream ...

Andre Rison avoids prison after pleading guilty to probation violations

FLINT, MI - Former NFL Pro Bowler and Michigan State football star Andre Rison will avoid federal prison after pleading guilty to violating his probation in a child ...

Michigan Legislature approves $56.8 billion spending plan  Michigan Radio

A $57 billion spending plan that boosts base K-12 funding and road construction has been approved by the Michigan Legislature. The budget, which takes.

Feds target Andre Rison's NFL retirement in child support case

Federal prosecutors are trying to collect money from former NFL Pro Bowler and Flint native Andre Rison as he slowly repays more than $300000 in child ...

Flint staff, students say good-bye to more than 200 years of history as four buildings close  The Flint Journal -

A variety of emotions floated through the halls of four Flint schools Friday as students, staff and administrators said good-bye to the building for the last time.

Report: Former Michigan, NBA star Glen Rice 'nearly broke'

The Flint native reportedly made over $60 million throughout his 15-year career.

What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week  The New York Times

LaToya Ruby Frazier's commanding series on Flint, Mich.; Kristin Walsh's intricate aluminum machines; and Huguette Caland's richly colored caftans.

State pursuing 'partnership agreements' with 24 low-performing schools

The Michigan Department of Education is seeking to enter into partnership agreements with a host of low-performing schools across the state with the goal of ...

Students at Troy High, Athens plan weeklong fundraising drives to help others  The Oakland Press

Students at Troy Athens and Troy High School are putting each other in “jail,” dressing up for spirit days, holding penny wars and more to raise money to help ...

Glen Rice hit hard by death of Michigan coaching giant Grover Kirkland  The Flint Journal

FLINT, MI -- The death of Flint coaching legend Grover Kirkland continues to hit the high school basketball community hard. Kirkland's son Courtney Kirkland, ...

Flint Michigan Water Crisis - LaToya Ruby Frazier Goes Inside the Flint Water Crisis

MacArthur Genius Grant recipient LaToya Ruby Frazier tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis through the eyes of three generations of Flint women.

Detroit to shut drinking water to all schools after lead found  AOL

Detroit authorities ordered drinking water shut off at all 110 city public schools on Wednesday after elevated levels of lead and copper were found.

Flint water crisis in 90 seconds  CNN

No one could have guessed the ramifications that would come when Flint, Michigan, switched its water source to the Flint River in 2014.

Morris Peterson sports bar now open in Flint Township

FLINT TWP, MI - The doors are now open to the public at a new Flint Township sports bar headed up by former Michigan State University star and NBA veteran ...

Season-ending injury doesn't stop Flint freshman Cassidy Wright from motivating UAPB women's basketball team  Mlive- flint

As a freshman at UAPB, Wright made an immediate impact with the Lady Lions. She started in 21 games and averaged 10.6 points per game. She led the team ...

Tom Izzo's forgotten Flintstones often get lost in Michigan State history

Fifteen years later, as national media outlets revisit the Spartans' last NCAA championship, it's only fitting to recognize the pioneers without whom that MSU team ...

Flint runner Michael Johnson named Mr. Tennessee State University  The Flint Journal -

Johnson balances academics, athletics and his role as Mr. TSU with time management and organization.

Community Foundation of Greater Flint names new leader

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint has named a new president.

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