While Jackson residents and organizers say they understand the historical nature of the water system's disrepair, city and other Mississippi government leaders also need to plan ahead to prevent this from happening again.

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A Jackson State University graduate student created a straw that filters lead.

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Through his company JUST Goods Inc., Jaden Smith is bringing clean water to Flint.

In Newark, N.J., officials have closed the water lines for 30 schools in the Public Schools system due to the discovery of lead and discoloration. In a Wednesday announcement, New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection and school district are using water from other sources, the Huffington Post reports.

Cities throughout the state such as Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon and Holland have seen higher cases of lead in children as far back as 2013.

As the Flint, Michigan water crisis finally reaches media prominence, the small town of Sebring, Ohio is facing a similar plight after high levels of lead were found in the drinking water. The town was notified of the danger on Thursday, although an official found high levels of lead in a few homes as far back as June, CBS News […]

A spike in Legionnaires’ disease cases are being questioned and possibly linked to Michigan’s water crisis in Flint, Reuters reports. State officials, however, are currently unsure that the increase in the water-related disease is connected to the switch in the city’s water source. A total of 87 cases were discovered in the state during June 2014 to […]

The National Guard has been deployed to help distribute water bottles following the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan's drinking water.

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Now that summer is in full swing and temperatures are reaching above 90 degrees in many parts of the country, it’s important to make sure that you and your loved ones are hydrated. The Urban House Call Doctors, Dr. Rob and Dr. Karla Robinson, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to explain how to beat the heat, the dangers […]

Summer has officially graced us with her long-awaited presence, a season that means longer days of fun at amusement parks, days at the beach, and swimming pools for families. For others, it’s a reminder of tragedy the summer can bring. Just this month, five children ranging from the ages of 2 to 5 were reported dead after drowning in […]

California residents are currently battling a record-breaking drought, but that hasn’t stopped some of its richest residents from demanding their lawns be put first when it comes to the latest water rations, the Washington Post reports. Residents of the wealthy Rancho Santa Fe community are speaking out on the current restrictions being placed on Californians. The community, […]