Entrepreneur and journalist Michael Skolnik has joined Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons in Flint, Michigan to investigate the human suffering experienced by residents poisoned with lead-infested waters. Skolnik posted this heartbreaking story on his Instagram account, cutting to the heart of this horrible human rights violation.

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This is the crisis that Flint has been battling for two years, and which politicians everywhere continue to minimize and ignore. Our government willingly and knowingly poisoned innocent children, creating a health crisis which will limit and alter this community for generations. What they have done is unforgivable.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com