Chloe’s Bowtique’s owner wraps her vision in a bow

Chloe’s Bowtique’s owner wraps her vision in a bow

Not all accidents happen by mistake. Santoya Lewis’ work-related injury has led her to answer a call of entrepreneurship she might never have recognized. Since spring Lewis has operated a one-woman business that fills a niche in the community and inspired her efforts to create opportunities for other entrepreneurs to network and increase their visibility. […]

Riverside renewal moves along on Chevy Commons, site of historic labor dispute

Riverside renewal moves along on Chevy Commons, site of historic labor dispute

A site associated with historic labor conflict is becoming a location for environmental preservation and leisure activity. Chevy Commons, made famous as the scene of 1936 “sit-down strike” held by Flint auto workers, has gained attention and is attracting more resources to support development of the district. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MEDQ), City […]

RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will launch dialogue examining an issue critical to Flint’s future

RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will launch dialogue examining an issue critical to Flint’s future

Devin Bathish encounters the same daily challenges as most Flint residents, but not many of his neighbors experience the same challenges he does. As one in a small percentage of local Arab American citizens, he often faces cultural and racial barriers that can impact virtually every aspect of life. What’s even more problematic for Bathish […]

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village’s Maryum Rasool committed to empowering Flint youth

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village’s Maryum Rasool committed to empowering Flint youth

Professionally and geographically, Maryum Rasool’s path was a winding one. A Boston native, she and her family settled in Flint, her father’s hometown, after contracts for the construction company he owned took them to Morocco, Spain and other locations. As the new kid in elementary school, Rasool occasionally drew unwanted attention from her classmates. “I […]

Model and aspiring designer styles a direction for future of Flint’s fashion business

Model and aspiring designer styles a direction for future of Flint’s fashion business

On its surface Flint seems nearly a world away from the runways of cities known for their membership in the international fashion community. Streetlights are more common than spotlights for most of the aspiring models and designers who hail from Genesee County’s largest locale. But if it’s left up to ambitious advocates like Alexis Jones, […]

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