A unity march celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be happening in Flint today and unfortunately, Franklin road will be closed for the parade.

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The parade will be taking place from 9 a.m. till noon and will begin on Franklin rd and will continue through East Genesee Avenue until they make it to the final location, The Dow Event Center.

According to the City of Saginaw Franklin Rd will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022, due to the MLK unity march.

Franklin Street will be closed for traffic between Hayden


Street and Johnson Street from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., according to the City of Saginaw. SourceNBC.com

With the year starting off with a ton of violence parades like this are needed more than ever. Violence has become the norm in certain areas around Flint. I don't know if social media is playing a big part in the separation of reality, but I do know that kids in Flint have little to no respect for life.

Being from Flint I hear a lot about all the violence that goes on. I get tons of insider info on the streets and the sad reality is that the majority of violence in the city is being done by the younger generation. I feel like this is a direct cause of enforcing a negative culture in the black community. Why do we focus so much on the negative? Why do we sing and celebrate violence in our music? Why aren't we as prosperous as other communities? It's because we don't have guidance. This is why parades like this are so important. To let people know from the area that reality isn't a game, and your life is valuable.

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