From the Publisher February 2022


Dear Readers,

Every February, we’re proud to have this platform for celebrating Black History Month. The many ways it can be observed include learning about noteworthy black figures and their contributions, and learning about your community’s black women in particular. With our feature highlighting the Genesee District Library’s 2022 Black History Month Honorees, we check both boxes. Read about these inspiring individuals who were selected by the Black History Month Brunch Advisory Committee to receive awards this year.

Also profiled in this issue are two men using their talents to give local kids access to life-enriching programs: Tauzzari Robinson, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint and Chef Nate Brown who is reaching Flint youth through the D.R.E.A.M.S. program.

In more than one issue of MCM, we have shined a light on the dark, disturbing and serious problem of human trafficking in Flint. This month, we highlight an organization dedicated to helping survivors of this heinous crime to put their lives back together: James-Moorehouse, Inc.. Isn’t it strange how such good people and such bad people can exist in the same world?

When I talk about good people, our “My Day” subject most certainly belongs in that group. My friend Leslie Toldo, “The Weather Lady” is a longtime meteorologist at Mid-Michigan NOW (and MCM columnist) – but she does so much more. She shared her story with us.

It’s been a while since we could do a special bridal section, for obvious reasons. “My Wedding” features lots of trends for this year and tips from local industry experts. It is estimated that a record-high 2.6 million weddings will take place in the U.S. this year – and people will be ready to celebrate! Check it out!

Finally, I want to thank our guest writer (former My City staff writer) Myron Manns, who offers a tribute to his good friend Oaklin Mixon, a popular Flint entrepreneur who passed away just before Christmas.

As I write this, winter has us snow-covered and in the deep-freeze … curl up with your My City magazine and stay warm!

Thanks for reading,




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