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Morris Peterson to feed Flint families for Thanksgiving

By Eric Woodyard | ewoodyar@mlive.com Follow on Twitter FLINT, MI — Former NBA veteran and Michigan State basketball star Morris Peterson will be making sure Flint families are fed for Thanksgiving. He will be distributing free meal boxes for the third consecutive year on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Flint’s St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 3020...

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Morris Peterson bringing new sports bar and grill to Flint!

FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI — Morris Peterson couldn’t erase the smile from his face. As architects discussed the preliminary designs and layouts of his new business, the former Michigan State basketball star realized he was fulfilling another dream come true on Tuesday afternoon. Spring of 2017 is the projected grand opening for “Mo Pete’s Sports Retreat.”...

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Flint’s Claressa Shields wins gold, makes history in U.S. boxing

Flint’s Claressa Shields made history this afternoon, becoming the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals, defeating the Netherland’s Nouchka Fontijn in the women’s middleweight (75 kg). This is gold medal story of survival, escaping from poverty and a difficult childhood, bouncing between 11 homes by the time she was 12, turning all...

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Flint4Flint

We just wanted to shed the light on one of the organizations that have an awesome effort towards helping those in need in our beloved hometown of Flint, MI. The hype around the Flint Water Crisis has died down but the problem still remains. The public eye is not as strong at this point but...

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Former heavyweight champ Chris Byrd among 2016 Flint hall of fame inductees

FLINT, MI – On the second day of Black History Month, a gang of local residents huddled to witness the announcement of the 2016 inductees for the Greater Flint Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame. Another group of Flint’s rich athletic history was recognized in the lower level meeting room of the Flint Public Library on...

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As water crisis in Flint, Michigan, hits too close to home, Andre Dirrell goes on the offensive

“I have at least 30 family members who are living there, and at least six or seven of my nieces and nephews ages 2 to 14 years old have been stricken with lead poisoning,” says Dirrell, a two-time 168-pound title challenger. “Many family members are still getting tested, so we’ve yet to know the full...

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