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Destination Detroit: The Comeback City

  Detroit’s Greektown has a little bit of something for everyone.  As the sun sets, it comes alive with people and plenty of establishments with live music to visit.  There are also street performers, plenty of casinos in the area and many places to lounge or eat.
Photo by Vito Palmisano

Read More Sunday, August 23, 2015
Octagon house on Marshall Historic Home Tour September 12-13

This Octagon house was built in 1856 and was under restoration in this photo. 

Courtesy photo
Read More Sunday, August 23, 2015
Letters: Lansing School District Has Some Changes


Late Start Wednesdays
For the Lansing School District's 2015-16 school year students will have full days of school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with Wednesday’s start time being delayed by 2 hours. Read the  many reasons why they decided to go this route.
Photo:Yvonne Caamal Canul 
Read More Sunday, August 23, 2015
Excuse me, are you listening? 14-16

 Rina Risper, President & Publisher of 

The New Citizens Press
Dear Readers,
I cannot believe that school began for my youngest on August 10th.  I am not sure if I will indeed go crazy this year or just need to cope with for the first time having two children in two separate schools for the first time ever.  I wonder how they will fare not being together for the first time since they are 15 months apart.
Read More Sunday, August 23, 2015
Movie: Fantastic Four

A re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team.

Read More Sunday, August 23, 2015
Davenport University Rolls Out New Programs for Working Students


Right:  Kriss Kinney started Davenport in the Fall of 2014.  She is striving to obtain her Masters in Social Work.  

Photo by Tyrell Potts

Read More Sunday, August 23, 2015
Milk Means More Recipe: Pleasin' Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

 An easy breakfast to charge you up for the day!

Read More Sunday, August 23, 2015
HoneyChild: Product Review: JBOC


What is moisture and what produces moisture in hair? Many curlies believe that the more oil the more moisture!  And this my curlies couldn't be further from the truth. 

Read More Sunday, August 09, 2015
Movie: Amy

 Studio:   A24 Films (1 hr. 30 min.)

Plot:     A portrait on the life of Amy Winehouse, one of the biggest music icons in British history.
Cast:    Yasiin Bey, Tony Bennett, Juliette Ashby, Lauren Gilbert, Nick Shymansky
Rating:    R
Bottom Line:     ****
Read More Sunday, August 09, 2015
Tiny Houses: Why They Are Awesome

Jesse Kahtava and Erin Heeney on the back deck with their fur babies- Cedar, Willow and Cricket. Yes- they all live together in perfect harmony.

Photo courtesy of
Read More Sunday, August 09, 2015
Milk Means More Recipe: Ice Cream in a Bag

 A fun and easy summer treat!

Read More Sunday, August 09, 2015
Do Your Investments Match Your Risk Tolerance?


When was the last time you looked at the content of your portfolio? 
Read More Sunday, August 09, 2015
Excuse me, are you listening? 14-16

  Dear Readers,

I have a friend, Valerie Smith, who always makes me happy.  Ever since I have known her she has been about truth, justice and diversity.  Despite what is going on, she always has a positive note or information that is so outside the box that it makes me smile or ponder why is no one else doing this?
Read More Sunday, August 09, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS: Capital Assets


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
When most people think of capital assets, the first thought is stocks.  Stocks are considered a capital asset, however personal property are also considered capital assets.  We will provide a overview of capital assets.
Read More Sunday, August 09, 2015
Single Fathers Are Changing the Definition of Family

 Malvin Brewer and his son, 8-year-old, Zavier Brewer enjoying a cool beverage from Speedway after a trip to the park.

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Read More Sunday, August 09, 2015

 The Corey Kendrick Trio & Aguanko kick off Friday night at the 2014 Lansing JazzFest

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Read More Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Robert C. Koehler: Zero tolerance


By Robert C. Koehler
Tribune Content Agency
  "As I walked down the hall, one of the police officers employed in the school noticed I did not have my identification badge with me."
  The speaker is testifying before the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He was a high school freshman at the time. Ah, school days!
Read More Tuesday, July 28, 2015
In Cuba, ‘Creeping Capitalism’ Arrives


By Louis Nevaer

New America Media
HAVANA—When the U.S. embassy reponed in Havana on Monday after more than 54 years, it signaled what Cubans have now accepted: creeping capitalism is the future.
Read More Tuesday, July 28, 2015
OPINION: Workplace Bullying: The New Face of Discrimination

  By Elsie Duell 

Workplace bullying has become more and more of an issue in organizations, companies, and even government especially in our current climate of economic despair where jobs are few, and unemployment is high
Read More Monday, July 27, 2015
Jill on Money: Get financial house in order before having children

By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
  Birth rates are up for the first time since the recession began, and economists are cheering. It’s not that the practitioners of the dismal science are lovers of baby showers; rather, they say that the new mini baby boom is yet another example of an improving economy.
Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015

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