Mama Sol. Image: WKAR.

Faces of Flint: Rapper Mama Sol uses music to uplift community

WKAR’s Faces of Flint series kicks off with the story of hip hop artist Mama Sol, who was born and raised in the city of Flint. She’s using her music to uplift her hometown while it struggles to recover from the water crisis there.

Flint water tower. Image: Ben Gordon, Flickr.

Public Health Crisis? Nah.

That deluge of state pronouncements, announcements, advisories and denouncements about Flint water reflects a misperception that better PR is – if not a solution to the poisoning of a city, at least a priority deflection of too-slow-to-act criticisms and of the unfavorable and unwelcome international media attention the crisis continues to draw.