William E. Ketchum III

William E. Ketchum III

Writer + Editor

William E. Ketchum III is a journalist who covers music, pop culture, race, culture and social justice.

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'Voice' helps abuse survivors reclaim their lives

“I’ve never seen anybody come to the awareness without the pain, first.”

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Review: Big Sean welcomes Eminem, Lil Wayne to Detroit paradise

Big Sean celebrated a breakthrough year and his love for Detroit with a star-studded concert at Joe Louis Arena.

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Angela Davis speaks civil rights, anti-Muslim discrimination, and police brutality during UM-Flint visit | MLive.com

Angela Davis speaks civil rights, anti-Muslim discrimination, and police brutality during a visit to University of Michigan-Flint visit.

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Wayne Brady talks improv, music, and two Chappelle's Show sketches that refuse to die | MLive.com

In an interview with The Flint Journal, Brady talks about the imperfection of improvisation, his new musical endeavors, and plowing through racial stigmas in Hollywood.

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Flint gospel artists are 'anointed to sing,' says Grammy-nominated musician | MLive.com

Flint is brimming with talent and dedication to making music to express their faith.

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Opinion: Aaliyah, Drake song continues faulty after-death releases | MLive.com

Another year, another artist's integrity compromised.

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Scott Weiland quiet on Stone Temple Pilots firing during sold out tour opener in Flint | MLive.com

Just days removed from his firing as frontman of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland didn't have much to say about the matter during his solo tour opener in Flint.

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Bands, 'Ink Master' and diversity are behind the rich tattoo culture in Flint | MLive.com

A look into Flint, Michigan - the hot spot that Today and Buzzfeed have listed as the fourth-most tattooed city in the United States.

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Here's how Terry Crews talks to his kids about police brutality

Police brutality is real, Terry Crews says — and obeying an officer's demands, however unjust they may seem, could mean the difference between life and death.

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Flint has a grip on hometown rapper Jon Connor after signing with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment | MLive.com

After signing a record deal with a hip-hop legend, Jon Connor revisits the city he calls home.

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Founder of Flint's first black-owned FM radio station remembered for innovation | MLive.com

Flint radio recently lost the founder of the city's first black-owned FM station WDZZ, a reclusive man who tirelessly toiled in Flint's Genesee Towers to chip away segregation on the airwaves.

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Flint students, chaperones claim racial harassment at Florida hotel | MLive.com

A fun trip to visit colleges in Florida ended with racist intimidation from staff at a hotel and a Wendy's restaurant, according to a group of Flint students and chaperones.

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Terry Crews to reprise 'Idiocracy' role in anti-Trump ads

Flint-native Terry Crews will reprise his role from "Idiocracy" in new ads taking aim at Donald Trump's presidential bid, the movie's screenwriter recently told BuzzFeed....


King 810's David Gunn talks life in Flint and unapologetically describing city woes

King 810 has been a lightning rod for controversy over the last few years, but frontman David Gunn says his focus for the band since its current incarnation has remained the same: using his music to expose Flint's grim realities to the rest of the world....