Posts Categorized: News

2016.07.11 – Englewood Community Agriculture Leader Joins Board of Lead Abatement Group

Chicago, Ill., July 11, 2016—Micheal Y. Newman-Brooks, a business manager and horticulturalist residing in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, is the newest board member of the Chicago-based Lead Abatement Resource Center (LARC), an organization devoted to combating environmental lead contamination. Micheal (pronounced “MISH-ell”) grew up in Chicago and attended the University St. Francis, in Fort… Read more »

2016.02.04 – Flint and the Long Struggle Against Lead Poisoning

The lessons of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, are both familiar and strange. An austerity-minded governor, Rick Snyder, using a controversial new law, appoints emergency managers for a number of the state’s poor municipalities, including Flint. By 2014, more than half of the black people in Michigan are living under unelected leaders with extraordinary… Read more »