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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.
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High school students leave Flint Northwestern for the final time

FLINT, MI -- Ja'Kelveon Jackson sat in the office at Northwestern High School on Wednesday. The graduate was picking up his diploma Wednesday, June 13, ...

Flint Northwestern remaining open for some students in the fall

FLINT, MI -- Some students will continue to travel to Flint Northwestern High School in the fall. Board of Education members voted Wednesday, May 23, to keep ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Application deadline approaching for Flint Promise scholarship

So far, the Flint Promise has received 305 applications.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

Signs at Flint Northwestern High School warn against drinking the water from fountains on the last day of school -- June 13, 2018 -- at Flint Northwestern High ...

Changes in leadership coming for several Flint schools

Mychael Davis, 5, runs to hug her teacher before presenting at the Flint Board of Education meeting in a tutu on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Southwestern ...

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, ...

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

Signs were still present earlier this month at Flint Northwestern High School, advising students not to drink water from fountains.( Jake May | ).

Flint Northwestern High students celebrate prom 2016

Hundreds of Flint Northwestern High students dressed in their finest duds for Saturday night's prom at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Mundy Township.

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 ...

Flint Community Schools announce Northwestern, Southwestern athletics merger

After months of speculation, the news is now official.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Building closures possible if Flint schools fail to meet partnership goals

Hundreds of students joined 11 professional wrestlers in the first-ever Anti-Bullying Extravaganza at Doyle/Ryder Elementary School on May 24, 2018 in Flint.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

FLINT, MI -- A lawsuit settlement involving a former Flint Northwestern High School principal has landed him on a list of "America's Worst Bosses" list for 2013.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Flint Northwestern makes finals in "Smash" musical contest  The Flint Journal -

In a contest sponsored by a show on NBC, Northwestern High School has the chance to win the funds, teachers, and rights to perform a musical in its Flint ...

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 ...

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 ...

Magic Johnson will deliver Holiday Hope for Flint families

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

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

View full sizeRyan Garza | The Flint JournalFlint Junior Reserve Officer Training Corporation member Isaac Diaz (center) goes over the proper way to present ...

Darious Young goes for 35 points in final Flint Northwestern home basketball game

Gallery: Northwestern takes on Flint Academy West in their unofficial final home game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Flint. Northwestern takes on Flint Academy ...

Flint Northwestern star Troy Brown transfers to Carman-Ainsworth

Troy Brown was a three-year starter for football and basketball at Northwestern High School. He is transferring to Flint Carman-Ainsworth. Brittany Greeson ...

Gym teacher helps Beecher take Flint Northwestern to school

FLINT, MI – Mr. Williams, the physical education teacher, is how basketball players at Northwestern High School refer to Beecher's head basketball coach ...

With talk of one high school in Flint, a look back at area school buildings  The Flint Journal

Check out these historic photos of Flint high schools, along with some photos of recently built schools in Genesee County.

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.

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.

Police sought warrant over Flint City Council candidate's residency

Prosecutors say police have submitted a request seeking a warrant against Flint City Council Sixth Ward Candidate Chia Morgan, seen here on Sept. 7 during a ...

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.

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.

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

Smith said he made up his mind to make the Air Force his career and stay 28 years when he was a staff sergeant, serving in Operation Desert Shield, later ...

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

Griffin Moores | MLive.comA police officer enters a house where a man was shot on Odette Street between Iroquois Avenue and Mason Street in Flint, Mich on ...

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.

Wynton Marsalis plays free concert for Flint students, community

"It was good," said Daniel Scott, 9, a fourth grader at Neithercut Elementary. "I like how he played those notes."

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Linden will be moving up to Class A for the 2012-2013 MHSAA school year while Flint Northern and Flint Northwestern are both moving down to Class B.

Michigan in desperate need of high school officials and referees

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is struggling to retain young officials.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

5 Things You Won't Believe About The Flint, Michigan Water Issue  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 ...

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 ...

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.

Donald Trump the 'public enemy' of man running for Flint mayor

Nine months ago, Anderson Fernanders declared then-President-Elect Donald Trump a public enemy, petitioned for his arrest and sued him for 82 percent of his ...

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.

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.

Barack Obama in Flint: Transcript of His Water Crisis Speech  TIME

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

The Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr.: Saving souls, serving the community  The Detroit News

Since the Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr. became its fourth leader in 1998, Triumph Church has transformed from a single tiny congregation into a powerhouse, ...

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

View full size Flint Northwestern grad Cassidy Wright suffered a season-ending ACL injury against Alabama A&M University on Feb. 4, 2013. Prior to the injury, ...

Take an advance look inside 'Flint Town,' the Netflix series that premieres March 2

Officer Bridget Balasko holds a small child while her father is being searched and questioned. The suspect on the left claimed to have just lost his job and didn't ...

Spring break plan features theater, music, and New York's Step Afrika! for Flint students  East Village Magazine

By Patsy Isenberg. A visit and performance by a New York City dance troupe, Step Afrika!, and a Broadway-style show at the newly-reopened Capitol Theatre ...

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 ...

Study: Flint children's blood lead levels hit historic low in 2016  Detroit Free Press

Blood lead levels in Flint's young children hit an all-time low in 2016, according to research published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics, suggesting that efforts ...

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

Claressa Shields and her friend Deandrae Powell play fight during a break in a media event to welcome Shields back to Flint Northwestern High School after ...

Flint mayor at odds with Obama over safety of all drinking water

Despite announcements that filtered Flint water is safe to drink, Mayor Karen Weaver says some tap water in the city is still not safe to drink even with a filter.

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.

For Seahawks' Thomas Rawls, hometown of Flint is never far from his mind: 'I can't disappoint my city'  The Seattle Times

Thomas Rawls is chasing two dreams at once: The childhood fantasy of playing in the NFL, and the grown-up realization of what his success could mean for ...

Flint Northwestern's Rashad Johnson makes Class B All-State team, Napoleon Petteway gets Coach of the Year

Flint Northwestern senior Rashad Johnson flies through Flint Southwestern's Neshua Wise, left, and Akillieon Fisher in the first quarter during the Game of the ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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.

Flint schools vote to merge two high school athletic programs  WNEM Saginaw

Flint Community Schools voted to merge two high school athletic programs on Wednesday. The merger between Flint Northwestern High School and ...

A look back at the lives lost in Flint to record-breaking violence in 2012  The Flint Journal -

Flint, already a city widely regarded as one of the nation's most violent, set a new record for the most homicides in a year after it recorded 67 in 2012.

Kentucky freshman James Young embraces Flint ties on road to national championship  The Flint Journal -

Flint is so near and dear to Young's heart because America's most violent city, according to FBI stats, is the birthplace of Kentucky's diaper dandy. He still ...

'If I could afford to leave, I would.' In Flint, a water crisis with no end in sight.  The Washington Post

Even now, the people of Flint, Mich., cannot trust what flows from their taps. More than one year after government officials finally acknowledged that an entire ...

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.

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