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The Flint Water Crisis Just Claimed Its Youngest Victim

AFRICANGLOBE - The funeral for one of the youngest victims of Legionnaires’ disease was held Sunday in Flint, Michigan. Jassmine McBride, only 30 years old, contracted the deadly lung disease at the height of the Flint water crisis in 2014 “It’s almost five years since the water switch, when our government decided to switch from the Detroit water source to the Flint River, yet none of the issues which are affecting our health have been addressed. Now people are starting to pass away, and we ask who will be next?”

Systematic Racism Caused Flint Water Crisis – Report

AFRICANGLOBE - The horrific Flint water crisis where lead contaminated the majority-Black city’s water system in 2014 was the result of systemic racism, according to a recently released report from the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

Michigan Still Defying Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To Flint...

AFRICANGLOBE - Several groups returned to federal court Wednesday and pushed for Michigan state and city officials’ compliance with a judge’s order to deliver bottled water to certain households in Flint. A federal judge ordered state and city defendants to deliver water to homes without a “properly installed and maintained” water filter in November, but the defendants have yet to comply with the order.

Federal Judge Orders Water Delivery To Flint

AFRICANGLOBE - A federal judge has ordered state and local governments to provide home delivery of bottled water to the residents of Flint, Mich., as they continue to navigate a years-long crisis over lead-laced water.