12 days ago

🎂!

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14 days ago

👨‍👧

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1 month ago

“To Live and Die in Chicago” by King Louie

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1 month ago

A few more selects from Northwestern High School’s last prom. The school closed down this month and next year all the students will be consolidated in Flint’s last remaining high school. To their credit, the students made it one to remember. A real honor to have been there. Special thanks to @natgeo for supporting. Check out the full project at the link in bio. … #flintisaplace

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2 months ago

“It's like our time to shine. People in Flint don't get no time to shine. So this is everybody's chance to bring it, and they're gonna bring it.” … I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Proms in Flint are no joke. Every May the city just shows up shining and smiling. But this year is different. The most storied high school in Flint, closed it’s doors this month. Now only the legacy and the memories of Northwestern remain. I’ve been working at NW since 2013 and I’m proud to have been there for those last days. And I’m proud to share this work with others. Thanks to @natgeo for making this happen. Check out the link in my bio or below for the full experience. … All the credit for this one goes to LT and Brandi. Aireona and Cortez. Kierra and Onnah. Brandon, Chloressa, Jakelveon and Cha'Leyah. Also Hakeem. Armani. Donald. Tenika. Trishanda. Thomas. Anthony. Jessica. Jayden. Deneisha. Akiya. Mrs Graham, Mrs Johnson, Mr Gilmore and of course Principal Fields. Y’all did this and I can’t thank you enough. I’ll really miss Northwestern. That place inspired “Flint is a place” and made me want to stay there for all this time. 4 proms later, I’m not ready for it to end. Flint’s history is more than just GM and water and this is one very shiny example of that. … But also thanks to the co-makers. Proud to work with you all. ... @jessicadimmock @arnold_daniel @muttjoint @simplyjiquanda @unioneditorial ... #flintisaplacehttps://on.natgeo.com/2KzSQBU

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2 months ago

Shout out to all the new ones👨‍👦! ... #roxanneroxanne

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2 months ago

Flint, MI. May 2018. Somehow this has become a cliche. ... #flintisaplace

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4 months ago

More new work from Flint is a place. This one is called DREAM A WORLD and it was written by A’dalea. See more from this project at the link in my bio. … A’dalea’s dreams a world much different that her own.  Flint was once the American Dream.  Today it is the American nightmare.  It’s been about 40 years since Flint was living up to it’s nickname “Vehicle City.” Back then, General Motors was Flint and Flint was General Motors.  But then GM left and A’dalea dreams a world.  The material here is from General Motors promo videos mixed with photographs found on the floors of vacant homes around Flint. ... This video is from Chapter 4 of the project “Flint is a place”. The setting for Chapter 4 is Genesee Valley Recreation Center.  GVRC for short.  GVRC is a juvenile detention center on the edge of Flint, Michigan and the young women in these videos all spent time inside. Buzzing fluorescent lights, educational posters that say things like “Listen and Silent have the same letters” and long fading hallways make GVRC feel more like a fading high school than a prison.  But the doors are thick steel and lock at night and the students all wear shower slippers.  Sometimes the women are in there for 2 days.  Sometimes 2 months.  Some girls are 17.  Others are 13. These girl’s stories aren’t unique to Flint but Flint is the bubble that they exist in.  After 40 years of economic depression, this generation hasn’t known anything but struggle. … This project was made with the support of the Buckham/GVRC Share Art Project which uses spoken word as a form of expression with the women in the program. … #flintisaplace @topic @wetransfer @jessicadimmock @viiphoto @cartergunndrawings

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4 months ago

… I’M FROM FLINT by Tanadia … Tanadia posted “I’M FROM FLINT” to facebook after she was released from GVRC.  Her friend Pepper had been murdered and like many teenagers she took to social media to express her grief.  The emojis were a huge inspiration and informed the creative direction of these films. … “Im From Flint.. ..Where Its Shoot Or Get Shot 🔫  You A Opp Or You A Thot 😽🍆💦 Bullets Fly , Bodies Drop 🙏 Im From FLINT ..Where women called  Bitches , Not Wife 💍💔 Girls Dont Go No Where Without A Knife 🔪 Where You Only 15 , But In A Cell Doing Life 💯 Im From FLINT .. Where Mommas Are Burying Their Sons 😔Nd Their Daughters On The Run ❗ Even 14 Year/15YEAR Olds Dont Go No Where Without A Gun 🔫Im From FLINT….Where Making It To 18 Its A Miracle , And 21 Is A Blessing 💯Nd The only thing on girls mind is finding a nigga with some money 💰💵 Im From FLINT .. Where Every Girl Bi Or Gay 👭Dont Got No Home, You A Stray 😔Nd EVERYBODY Some Snakes🐍 Im From FLINT . Where when you part ways we say Be Safe , Cause They Can Die The Next Day, Nd You Gotta Tell Their Mom But Dont Know What To Say 😢 Im From FLINT .. Where R.I.P Is In Every Body Vocabulary ❗ Im From FLINT ..Where Momma’s Crying 💔  Kids Dying 🙏 Police Lying 🚔 Opps Riding 🚚 Im Tried of Trying ?? But Thats THE Lifestyle Where Im From #FLINT#RIPPEPPER👆” … Chapter 4 of Flint is a place is live! The link is my bio. The setting for Chapter 4 is Genesee Valley Recreation Center.  GVRC for short.  GVRC is a juvenile detention center on the edge of Flint, MI and the young women in these videos all spent time inside. Buzzing fluorescent lights, educational posters that say things like “Listen and Silent have the same letters” and long fading hallways make GVRC feel more like a fading high school than a prison.  But the doors are thick steel and lock at night and the students all wear shower slippers.  Sometimes the women are in there for 2 days.  Sometimes 2 months.  Some girls are 17.  Others are 13. These girl’s stories aren’t unique to Flint but Flint is the bubble that they exist in.  After 40 years of economic depression, this generation hasn’t known anything but struggle. … #flintisaplace

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4 months ago

… Chapter 4 of Flint is a place is live! The setting is Genesee Valley Recreation Center.  GVRC for short.  GVRC is a juvenile detention center on the edge of Flint, MI and the young women in these videos all spent time inside. Buzzing fluorescent lights, educational posters that say things like “Listen and Silent have the same letters” and long fading hallways make GVRC feel more like a fading high school than a prison.  But the doors are thick steel and lock at night and the students all wear shower slippers.  Sometimes the women are in there for 2 days.  Sometimes 2 months.  Some girls are 17.  Others are 13. These girl’s stories aren’t unique to Flint but Flint is the bubble that they exist in.  After 40 years of economic depression, this generation hasn’t known anything but struggle. To see it in full click the link in my bio. ... Many thanks to my co-creators @cartergunndrawings and @jessicadimmock. And bigger thanks to Tanadia, Briana, A’dalea and the other girls we had a chance to collaborate with. … This project was made with the support of the Buckham/GVRC Share Art Project which uses spoken word as a form of expression with the women in the program. … #flintisaplace @topicstories @wetransfer @screenprojects @viiphoto

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4 months ago

“Yeah, it's fucked up because we shouldn't have to live like this. There is no fucking ... we is in America. This don't happen in America. We is in Michigan, surrounded by water and we can't even use the water. Are they going to continue to give us bottled water everyday for the next fifteen years, or whatever? How's that gonna work? That's just ridiculous.” … Quisha was dead right. The State of Michigan is not going to provide bottled water to the victims of the Flint Water Crisis for the next fifteen years. They barely made it to Year Four. Unbelievable as it sounds, the State has ended its water distribution program in Flint even though more than 12K pipes haven’t been replaced. And once again, Flint is left without support. The cycle continues to continue. Hopefully one day something will change for Flint but that day is not today. … Check out some more work and words on Flint on WePresent, the media arm of @wetransfer. From  #Trexthefilm to  #flintisaplace to  #flinttown and back again. More at the link below. … https://bit.ly/2qgrSTV#flintisaplace #flinttown @jessicadimmock @lucypike @el_dreaski @netflix @cartergunndrawings

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