Xzavier Simon

Xzavier V. Simon is a native of the Beecher community. When he's not writing articles, books, or working on his indie publication, The Modern Queer Magazine, you can find Xzavier listening to K-pop, cooking, playing video games, diving deep into Japanese culture, and being a spiritualist. 

In The News Sarvis Park, formerly known as Wassena Park, sits at 11.6 acres on Flint's Northside nestled between Clio Rd., Cooper Ave., Winona St., and West Myrtle Ave.

On the Ground is coming to Sarvis Park


Feature Story Travis Ricketts is the owner of Studio/Crypt, a new photography/video space located inside the Paterson building in downtown Flint.

Behind the lens with Studio/Crypt founder, Travis Ricketts


Feature Story Flint native Jerrid Heidel is the owner of Blackstones Smokehouse in downtown Flint.

The touchpoints of success with Blackstones Smokehouse


Feature Story Flint native Xandr Brown presided over Flintside for eight months as its first African-American woman Managing Editor.

In conversation with Flintside's editor emeritus, Xandr Brown


Feature Story 24-year-old music artist, model, social media influencer, and founder of Keeping Tabs Media and app Jonathan McKay, inside Mott Community College’s Coffee Beanery.
Feature Story Several Flint musicians hit the road to Austin, TX to perform at the global music festival, South By Southwest (SXSW), from March 11-20, 2022 

Flint music artists bring “The Sound of Flint” to SXSW


Feature Story Ace Gabbana, pictured inside writer Xzavier Simon’s car, is one of Flint's most recognizable artists and dynamic performers.

The waves, vibes, and vision of Ace Gabbana


Feature Story Flint native Maiya LeGardye, 23, is the first African American woman to hold the position of General Manager of Flint Local 432 located in downtown Flint.

Introducing Flint Local 432's General Manager, Maiya LeGardye


Feature Story Flint native Bleau McRay-Morel was the winner of the first-ever Signal Boost competition held at The Capitol Theatre in December 2021.

A moment of rhythm and blues with Bleau McCray-Morel


In The News Jerin Sage of Flint has contributed to the city's grassroots operations for over 15 years through community engagement, redevelopment, revitalization, and beautification projects.
In The News Dia Noble is a Beecher native, a Certified Extreme Execution Coach, and founder of Heir Of Worth.

Discovering the 'Journey To NO' with Dia Noble


In The News Flint hip-hop artist/DJ Brady Gozza stands holding a Jake the Flake vinyl record inside Jack's Record Stache in downtown Flint.
In The News 31-year-old Antoine Blassingame is a professional Murcielago Mixed Martial Arts fighter out of Flint, Michigan.

Stepping into the cage with MMA fighter Antoine Blassingame