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Jaden Smith’s Foundation Unveils Filtration System Designed to Provide Flint with Clean Water | The Root

Jay Connor, The Root Jaden Smith Hollis Johnson/Business Insider, Featured Image Jaden Smith is most commonly known for his acting chops and blossoming rap career, on the low, the son of Jada and Willard is quite the philanthropist too. The Associated Press reports that the 20-year-old’s JUST goods foundation is joining forces with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to deploy a mobile water filtration system—known as “The Water Box”—in Flint, MI, that will reduce lead and other potential contaminants. Also of note, the filtration system was designed and engineered by JUST goods and the church. CLICK TO READ THE FULL […]

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Flint Kids Exposed to Lead to Undergo Testing, Screenings to Determine Special Education Needs | Atlanta Black Star FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to get more services to Flint children who were exposed to lead in drinking water.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to get more services to Flint children who were exposed to lead in drinking water.

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Flint Town Is an Alarming Portrait of Cops, Politics, and a Reeling City | Vulture The “us versus them” problem afflicts every major police department in the United States to some degree, and one of the most fascinating aspects of Flint Town is its portrait of how nonwhite police officers internalize that mentality even as they remain aware that it’s at odds with their own personal identity.

The “us versus them” problem afflicts every major police department in the United States to some degree, and one of the most fascinating aspects of Flint Town is its portrait of how nonwhite police officers internalize that mentality even as they remain aware that it’s at odds with their own personal identity.

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Michigan to charge state’s top medical official in Flint water deaths | Reuters (Reuters) - Michigan’s top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint’s water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.

(Reuters) – Michigan’s top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint’s water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.

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Black-Owned Construction Company Awarded Contract to Replace Flint Water Pipes – Atlanta Black Star A Black-owned construction company in the heart of Flint, Mich., is slated to play a key role in the city’s recovery following a crippling water contamination crisis.

A Black-owned construction company in the heart of Flint, Mich., is slated to play a key role in the city’s recovery following a crippling water contamination crisis.

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Queen Latifah Helming ‘Flint’ Lifetime Movie After Cher Drops Out – Atlanta Black Star The Lifetime movie about the Flint, Mich., water crisis is now being executive produced by Queen Latifah, who will also star in the TV flick following Cher’s exit.

The Lifetime movie about the Flint, Mich., water crisis is now being executive produced by Queen Latifah, who will also star in the TV flick following Cher’s exit.

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