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These Two Entrepreneurs Are Fighting Gentrification — One House At A...

AFRICANGLOBE - What does a real estate developer in Mississippi and a banker in New York City have in common? On the surface, nothing, but inside, both are gentrification fighters, having a burning desire to revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit, one house at a time.

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.

Michigan Tries To Block Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To...

AFRICANGLOBE - Michigan officials are fighting a federal court order to deliver water to the residents of Flint to ease the damage of lead contamination. The state argues the bottle distribution would be unnecessary to ensure residents have safe drinking water.

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.

Mass Water Shutoffs Continue In Detroit

AFRICANGLOBE - Two years after the city of Detroit instituted a policy of mass service disconnections of past due water accounts, the city is shutting off some 150 customers a day with no letup in sight. The shutoffs continued through the recent summer heat wave, with temperatures reaching the 90s for days in a row. At this point about 1 in 13 of Detroit’s 175,000 residential accounts have had their water shut off.

Hospital Settles Nurse’s Race-Discrimination Suit

AFRICANGLOBE - Even while it settled one lawsuit, the Flint, Michigan hospital faced another suit alleging it honored a man's request that no African-American nurses take care of his newborn. And a civil rights group connected with Rev. Al Sharpton vowed to proceed with a protest in front of the hospital Monday.