On the Ground

Feature Story Photographed on Jan. 6, 2024, St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church has been a beacon in the Flint community for many years.
Feature Story Flint native and business owner Jade Marshaé poses brazenly inside her home on Dec 28, 2023.

The FREEdom and Hidden Holistics of Jade Marshaé


Feature Story Photographed on Dec. 20, 2023, BAMS African Market on South Ballenger Highway hosts West African organic “foodstuff sourcing, products, fashion, and various home needs.”

Keeping the community healthy with BAMS African Market


Feature Story Flint residents Billie Dantzler, Jerimiah Whitehead, and Michell Thompson participated in Flintside’s Community Correspondent Journalism Workshop as a part of our 'On the Ground' story series.

Meet Flintside's Ballenger Highway Community Correspondents


Feature Story Pictured on Dec. 27, 2023, Ballenger Park sits on the corner of Dupont and Flushing Road, holding space for community events, basketball games, and picnics.

In Pictures: Ballenger Highway Neighborhood & Park


Feature Story “Sometimes, my story may inspire others. I am not ashamed of my journey; it is my testimony,” says Flint native Michell Thompson, pictured in downtown Flint on Nov. 18, 2023.

The strength, resilience, and testimony of Michell Thompson


Feature Story Poet, actor, and author Jerimiah Whitehead smiles confidently outside Totem Books in downtown Flint on Nov. 17, 2023.
Feature Story Flint native Sancia Tutt, known creatively and business-wise as Isis Ma’at, stands confident in her journey at For-Mar Nature Preserve on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023.

Experiencing unfiltered truth with business owner Isis Ma’at


Feature Story Annette Hughes, Director of Sunny Patch Learning Center, is pictured inside one of the center's buildings on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023.
Feature Story Flint native K-Dub sits inside his shop K-Dubs Tattoos on September 21, 2023. (Xzavier Simon | Flintside)

The conscious art of tattoos with K-Dub of K-Dub's Tattoo


Feature Story Attendants collect free school items from the Gift of Life Michigan table during the ‘Back to School Rally’ at Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.
In The News Major Michelle Hill sits outside in uniform discussing her goal of becoming Colonel with Flintside community correspondent Eartha Logan.

A Kid From Northside Flint To Major Michelle D. Hill


Feature Story Milton Straham, Dee Straham (not pictured), Victoria McKenze, Eartha Logan, Tyonna McIntyre pose at Sarvis Park on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.