What, when and why to watch: TheHUB’s exclusive series on mental health and well-being

What, when and why to watch: TheHUB’s exclusive series on mental health and well-being

With this issue, TheHUB will begin reporting on the research, symptoms, resources and treatment of mental and behavioral health issues associated with lead exposure in children. Many experts note a collaborative approach between parents, educators and licensed health providers as the most effective way to address lead-related health concerns. Today we begin a dialogue we […]

Power Play: Riveters instill Flint pride on and off field

Power Play: Riveters instill Flint pride on and off field

Louise “Lulu” Ogadinma wears a different uniform than most women she knows. If she were a firefighter or even a delivery truck driver her occupation would make her rare. But Ogadinma’s choice to don a helmet and jersey makes her especially unique among peers. As a player-owner of the Flint City Riveters football team she’s […]

An Outpouring of Support: Michigan dairy farmers help fuel Flint family nutrition one glass at a time

An Outpouring of Support: Michigan dairy farmers help fuel Flint family nutrition one glass at a time

Flintmilk.org, an ongoing campaign driven by the generosity of family-operated Michigan dairy farms, is making sure the people who need milk the most have it right now. The effort has already poured an additional 400,000 glasses into Flint households since the discovery of high levels of lead in the city’s municipal water supply. That’s nearly […]

Let Go: CrimFit Mindfulness program provides youth a relaxing sense of peace and purpose

Let Go: CrimFit Mindfulness program provides youth a relaxing sense of peace and purpose

He sits cross-legged, eyes closed, the picture of concentration. An upturned hand with thumb and index finger pressed together rests on each knee as he chants, “I am happy. I am grateful. I am happy. I am grateful.” Eight-year-old Taquarius Hampton could be enjoying video games, watching television, or playing outside. While he definitely makes […]

Michigan Meet Ups Feed Summer Cravings

Michigan Meet Ups Feed Summer Cravings

This time of year a familiar conversation typically takes place between Nicole Morgan and her children. The eager youth give Morgan daily reminders to take them to nearest location of Meet Up and Eat Up, an initiative to offset a decrease in regular meals many students experience during summer break. “This event is beautiful. Every […]

Molding MaRyah: Family forms united health front

Molding MaRyah: Family forms united health front

Their first concern was the “baby.” Like thousands of parents in Flint, when news of high lead levels in the city’s municipal water broke in Genesee County and, later, the nation, Ryan Patton and his parents John and Sandra feared for their little one’s well-being. Even while enjoying the relative safety of a well source […]