FLINT, Mich. — Life over the past months has changed dramatically for Alaya Smith, her fiancé and their 2-year-old son, Amarus Jones. They live in fear of the water. Consequently, Smith no longer uses regular water for showers or to wash dishes or to drink or to wash her hands. “When I get up, I have to make dish water,” said Smith, 22, a home health worker. “I use bottled water for that.” Everything related to water, the world’s source of daily sustenance, is different. Instead of water from the faucet, she and her family have been drinking a dozen 16-ounce...Read More
Byline: Tatyana Hopkins
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Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.