It’s been four years since the bonehead decision by Michigan officials to switch the city of Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. The water from the lake was highly corrosive causing hazardous levels of lead to link into Flint’s water supply poisoning its residents.
Eminem made sure that a group of graduating high school seniors went back home with more than a diploma.
The Flint water crisis is still ongoing and now it has come forth that an official who works for the Michigan city used a racial slur and blamed Black residents of the city for its water woes. The official was recorded on tape using a racial slur and stating that “f*cking n*ggers” in the city not […]
Big Sean continues to put his money where his mouth is. The Detroit rapper says he’s raised $100,000 to help families in neighboring Flint, Mich. during their clear water crisis.
Sasha Avonna Bell, the 19-year-old mother who was the first among dozens to sue over the Flint, Mich. water crisis was murdered last week. Bell, and another woman were found shot to death inside a Michigan townhouse.
Amid calls for his recognition, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was officially questioned by the Senate over the Flint Water Crisis. While testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Washington D.C. Thursday (March 17), Snyder sidestepped full blame calling the health crisis a “failure of government on all levels.”
After two almost years of going virtually unrecognized in the headlines, Flint, Mich. is getting the attention desperately needed to mend the city’s water crisis. Over the last couple months recordings artists like Big Sean, Diddy, The Game have stepped forward with donations, and Beyoncé’ is the most recent celebrity to attach herself to the cause.
The water crisis in Flint, Mich. has been met with a robust response from entertainers and supporters from around the world donating their time and resources. Leading the cause in a major way, Russell Simmons, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mark Wahlberg and Pusha T are among the latest to step up big in addressing the concerns […]
Timbaland might have just won the Team Petty Award of the Year after he canceled a scheduled performance to benefit folks in Flint, Mich. over the weekend in Detroit. The reason? The Virginia producer didn’t take the stage because he was given the wrong bottle of champagne ahead of the show.
Following in Diddy’s footsteps, The Game has put up a good amount of money towards the Flint, Mich. water crisis. In collaboration with his charity, The Robin Hood Project, and a Michigan water company, the 35-year-old Compton rapper donated $1 million ($500,000 of his own money) to provide clean water for the city’s residents.
Big Sean is one rapper who regularly digs into his own pockets to help the less fortunate, particularly around his old way. The Detroit native kicked off the #HealFlintKids Fundraiser to raise money in support of victims of the water crisis in Flint, MI by donating $10,000.
Every rapper has a humble beginnings, but for Jon Connor, such is a way of life when you hail from not only one of the most poorest states in Michigan, as well as one of its more desolate areas of Flint.