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Moving Forward: "Why we Still need to talk about Race" 

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St. Paul’s Joins with LCC to Discuss Why We Still Need to Talk about Race
Tuesday, March 31st:   6:30pm to 8:30pm 
“Racialized Structures”
This segment looks at how institutional inequities in the education and criminal justice systems lead to inequities in the lives and opportunities of people of color.  
Tuesday, April 7th:   6:30pm to 8:30pm  
“Toward Equity”
This final segment of the series continues the look at education as a central, structural issue that leads to inequitable outcomes for communities of color and is intended to serve as both a conclusion and a call to action.  
Read More Monday, March 23, 2015
Moving Forward: "Why we Still need to talk about Race" 

  By Deborah M. Walker

On November 4, 2008 the first black president was elected and America ushered in a new era of change. The election of President Barak Obama symbolized the fulfillment of a dream but reality is racism is far from over says Dr. Robert Gray director of the film “Mobile in Black and White”.
Read More Monday, March 23, 2015 Movie: Focus

 Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures (1 hr. 45 min.)

Plot:    A con man takes on an inexperienced apprentice.
Cast:   Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez
Rating:     R
Bottom Line:     **
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
How athletes (and others) can create lifetime income


By Robert Pagliarini, Tribune Content Agency
Can a professional athlete (or anyone) work for a few years and retire with a six figure income for life?
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
Jill on Money: Leaky retirement savings


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
  If only fixing a leaky retirement account were as easy as repairing a leaky faucet. A new report from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that money is seeping out of retirement accounts at alarming rates, causing permanent damage to future retirement account balances.
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
Mayo Clinic: Successful pancreas transplant can restore body's ability to secrete insulin


Tribune Content Agency 
  DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 31 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7. She had a baby three months ago, and her blood sugar levels were never really controlled. Doctors tested her kidney function and said there is "a little damage" but nothing to worry about. They said a pancreas transplant might be an option. How risky is this? What medications will she need to take following the transplant?
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body and Soul”: EASY SHRIMP AND ORZO

  A lot of people absolutely LOVE orzo!! Here is a wonderful recipe for you to try!

Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS:  Medical Deductions

  By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.

Medical and dental costs can be tax deductible.  However, most people don’t realize that you need to pay a large amount of out-of-pocket medical costs to get a tax deduction.
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: You can turn complaints into solutions


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q. I manage a customer service department with demanding clients. Between the whining of our customers and the whining of my employees, I'm surrounded by negativity. By the end of the day, I'm exhausted. Is there a better way to manage all the grumbling?
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Kid’s Doctor: Migraines can occur in children

   By Sue Hubbard, M.D.
  I recently received an email via our iPhone App inquiring about migraines in children. Headaches are a common complaint throughout childhood, but pediatricians have recognized that children have many different types of headaches, including migraines.
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
POLLUTION: Remember, your dog isn’t just making a mess on the lawn 

 There is a new call to action for dog owners.  Environmentalist are asking that you pick up after your dog.  The waste is a threat to our waterways, drinking water and our health.  If you have a dog,  it is not too much work to clean up after them.

Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
Dear Anonymous, excuse me, are you listening?


Photo:  Rina Risper, President and Publisher of The New Citizens Press

Dear Readers,

I was all set to write about something different in this edition and then the envelope arrived by U.S. Postal Service.  A very short letter, with all of its brevity and the author decided to remain unknown.  I will not bore you with the exact details of the letter. 


Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Participates in the “REAL MEN READ” Challenge

 Top: Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Kappa Delta Lambda Chapter (logo shown above) (Lansing Alumni) and Shabazz Public School Academy will host the “REAL MEN READ!” challenge.  Shown above:  Attorney Richard King, Haywood J. Edwards, Sr. and Dr. Eugene Cain during “Real Men Read”  last year

Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
News Spotlight: Lansing Mother Charged with the Murder of Infant Son

 After an ongoing investigation, a 23-year-old Lansing mother, Alexandra Alexi, was charged Friday with the September, 2014 death of her infant son.

Read More Friday, March 20, 2015
News Spotlight: ‘Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny’ event returns

LANSING — Lansing area animal lovers can get an adorable photo of their pet with the Easter Bunny and help the Lansing Jaycees raise funds for local animal welfare organizations at the fifth annual “Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny” event. For a suggested $5 donation or a wish list item, you can get a photo of your pet or child with the Lansing Jaycees’ Easter Bunny.

Read More Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Kid's Doctor: Should children have their measles vaccinations ahead of schedule?

 The MMR vaccine is still being given at 12 months of age, followed by a “booster” dose at 4-6 years old. 

Photo by fotolia 
Read More Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Suspended License? Help is Available

 Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk; Yvonne Young McConnell, Senior Analyst, Customer Service Administration, Michigan Department of State; Kyle Dymond, Assistant Administrator, Michigan Department of Treasury and Linda Lee Tarver, Community Affairs Director, Michigan Department of State spent a day helping citizens understand issues surrounding suspended licenses.

By Deborah M. Walker

Having a suspended license comes as an inconvenience to many drivers. Not only are citizens banned from driving, but if caught, they face hefty fines and even jail time. Knowing the rights and responsibilities associated with a suspended license can save time and money.
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015
Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service

  Studio:     20th Century Fox (2 hr. 9 min.)

Plot:     A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Cast:     Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Sofia Boutella, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill
Rating:     R
Bottom Line:     ***
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015
Mayo Clinic: Eliminating four white foods may make it easier to eat less, lose weight


Tribune Content Agency 
  DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm trying to lose weight, and a friend recently told me that cutting white bread and potatoes out of my diet completely will help. Is that true? If it is, what makes these foods so bad?
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: Save your help for those who ask

  By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Content Agency
  Q. I’ve been doing well in my career for a long time. Lately, however, I’m noticing that when I attempt to point out pretty obvious problems, a lot of people either cut me off or get angry at me. I think it’s my responsibility to pass on what I’ve learned to people less experienced. Why am I getting punished for trying to be helpful?
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015

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