Articles from News Spotlight
News Spotlight: Suspicious Death Investigation


On November 19, 2020 at approximately 11:20 a.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 5500 block of Joshua St on a medical call. Ingham County 911 dispatch advised responding officers that a witness at the apartment stated a male subject was in need of medical attention.
Read More Friday, November 20, 2020
News Spotlight: Man Who Stole Ambulance From Sparrow Charged


On October 20, 2020 at  5:45 p.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Michigan (Sparrow Hospital) in regard to a stolen vehicle complaint.
Photo of Jonas Encarnacion 
Read More Tuesday, October 27, 2020
News Spotlight: City of Lansing Election 2020 Lansing Police Department and the City Clerk’s Office will be vigilant in ensuring a Safe Election

 LANSING, MI –The Police Department is increasing vigilance in coordination with the Lansing City Clerk’s Office, to ensure a safe and secure election in the City of Lansing.

Read More Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Peckham Names New Chief Operating Officer


LANSING, MI- Peckham has named Lisa Webb Sharpe as its new Chief  Operating Officer (COO). Webb Sharpe will begin her appointment in late  August 2020, and will join the C-team in leading the award-winning  organization in the achievement of its mission and business operations.  
Read More Sunday, October 18, 2020
Suspect Arrested in West Cavanaugh Arson

On October 14, 2020 at 9:55 p.m., Lansing Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 1000 block of W. Cavanaugh on a burglary complaint.  Dispatch updated responding officers that the suspect, Keyona Amaris Young , 26-year-old female, had made entry into the apartment and was attempting to set it on fire.       

Read More Thursday, October 15, 2020
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Meijer will host its first virtual Supplier Diversity Summit, giving diverse-owned businesses nationwide the opportunity to showcase their offerings

  GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Meijer will host its first virtual Supplier Diversity Summit, giving diverse-owned businesses nationwide the opportunity to showcase their offerings for Meijer merchants looking to bring the next great item onto their shelves.

Read More Wednesday, October 7, 2020


Due to COVID-19 virus, abundance of caution, major festival canceled, details on modified festivities forthcoming
WHO: Fenner Nature Center
WHEN: October 17 and 18, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHAT: Fenner Nature Center’s Apple Butter Festival, scheduled for October 17 and 18, is canceled. 
Read More Tuesday, October 6, 2020
News Spotlight - Pattengill Shooting Investigation- UPDATE

 On Friday, November 3, 2017 at approximately 4:33 p.m. the Ingham County 9-1-1 Center received several calls regarding a possible shooting that had just occurred at Pattengill Academy (626 Marshall Ave). When officers from the Lansing Police Department (LPD) arrived on scene they received information from witnesses that a black SUV vehicle was seen leaving the scene after the shooting.

Read More Friday, November 3, 2017
Pie Hole Pizza Truck: “Fresh and Lightning Fast”

 Cameron and Brenda Glinke own Pie Hole Pizza Truck.  They make individual pizzas in their food truck.

Courtesy photo
Read More Monday, July 3, 2017
News Spotlight: Initial focus of the missing person investigation is victim of homicide

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 8 a.m. a missing persons report was filed by  a co-worker at the Lansing Police Department Headquarters at 120 W. Michigan. Officers were informed a co-worker had not shown up to work in a few days, which was not normal. 

Read More Friday, May 26, 2017
News Spotlight: Suspect has been arrested in 7th homicide

 Lansing Police investigation into the homicide of Kevin Wade Wirth  (pictured) has led to an arrest.

Read More Monday, May 22, 2017
News Spotlight: Jury Duty Phone Scam Is Back

Ingham County Sheriff Gene L. Wriggelsworth is warning residents of a phone scam where the caller states he is from the Sheriff's Office. 

Read More Wednesday, November 30, 2016
News Spotlight: Lansing Man has been Identified as Victim of Homicide

On November 21, 2016 at approximately 6:50 p.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to a shooting in the 3000 block of S. Washington (Lansing, MI).

Read More Tuesday, November 22, 2016
News Spotlight: Request for Information - Death Investigation

The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the community in the death of 69 yr old David Fluke.

Read More Friday, November 4, 2016
Alert: News Spotlight: MDOC searching for prisoner Johnny Rodgers released from Oakland County Jail August 24


The Michigan Department of Corrections is searching for prisoner Johnny Rodgers after he was mistakenly released  from the Oakland County Jail at 6:03 p.m. August 24.

Rodgers, 25, is 6 feet tall and about 187 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his arms, face, neck and chest.

Read More Wednesday, August 24, 2016
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Suspect Admitted to Intentionally Contaminating Salad bars and/or Produce sections

  The Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Health and Human Services are cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement in Ann Arbor on an investigation involving intentional food contamination at retail grocery stores in Ann Arbor.  

Read More Wednesday, May 4, 2016

During the month of April 2016, Ingham County is offering amnesty on Friend of the Court bench warrants.  Amnesty applies to warrants from Failure to Appear, or Failure to Comply with a Court Order for non-payment of support. 

Read More Thursday, March 31, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Schuette, Wriggelsworth to Discuss Criminal Charges Filed Against Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings

 Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney arrested  

Read More Monday, March 14, 2016
News Spotlight: Shooting Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge

 On March 13, 2016 at approximately 1:00A.M. Lansing Police Officers were patrolling the area of Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge, 6810 S. Cedar, preparing for anticipated crowd and traffic control due to a large event at the club. Hundreds of patrons were present at the Club where a music artist was performing.

Read More Sunday, March 13, 2016
News Spotlight: Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Number of DiGiorno® Pizzas, Lean Cuisine® and Stouffer’s® Products Due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Material


MDARD food inspectors should conduct recall audit checks during routine inspections or as directed.
Read More Friday, March 11, 2016
News Spotlight: Lansing Woman Shot

 On March 10, 2016 at approximately 8:30 pm, Lansing Police responded to the 800 blk of Cawood near Oakland on a report that a woman had been shot.  Officers located and attended to a 23 yr old Lansing woman who sustained a gunshot wound to her midsection.  Lansing Fire responded and transported the woman to an area hospital where she was treated and remains in non-life threatening condition.

Read More Friday, March 11, 2016
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Lansing's Latest Homicide Victim is Identified

On Tuesday,March 1, 2016 at approximately 5:22 A.M. Lansing Police were dispatched to the 3200 block of S. Washington (apartment complex) in regard to shots being fired/shooting. Dispatch updated responding Officers the shooting may be on the 5th floor of the apartment building.

Read More Wednesday, March 2, 2016
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Ingham County Woman Arrested for Homicide, Child Abuse 1st degree and Torture

On February 29th 2016 the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team, arrested 43 year old Cari Ann Wright of Onondaga in connection with the death of her daughter, the late Hannah Warner, who died at age 16.


Read More Wednesday, March 2, 2016
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Michigan’s First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus Reported

LANSING, MI – Michigan health officials have identified the first confirmed case of Zika virus in a Michigan resident. The patient, a female resident of Ingham County, contracted the virus when traveling in a country where Zika virus is being transmitted. The patient, who was not pregnant, experienced symptoms consistent with Zika virus disease shortly after her return to Michigan.

Read More Wednesday, March 2, 2016
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Norovirus identified as cause of outbreak at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center

EAST LANSING, MI– Testing by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirms norovirus is the cause of the gastrointestinal illness that sickened at least 375 people who attended events at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center from February 16–21.

Read More Wednesday, March 2, 2016
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: LPD Placed 12 on Administrative Leave

 Following the critical incident that occurred on December 24, 2015 in the 5900 block of Selfridge Road, 12 members of the Lansing Police Department were placed on Administrative Leave by the Chief of Police. 

Read More Monday, December 28, 2015
NEWS SPOTLIGHT UPDATE: Man Shot by LPD Allegedly Requested For a Message To Be Sent Out on Social Media Prior to His Death

 In a public post to M. Allen that was shared 131 times on Facebook, man that was shot allegedly leaves last words.  

Read More Friday, December 25, 2015
News Spotlight: LPD Officer Involved Shooting

   On Thursday December 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm., Lansing Police personnel responded to the 5900 block of Selfridge, in southwest Lansing, for a report of a home invasion in progress where a man was seen entering a window of the home.  

Read More Friday, December 25, 2015
Updated News Spotlight: Community: Ingham County Sheriff's Office responds to a Home Invasion in progress and arrest (3) suspects in the house


On Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 3:43pm, Ingham County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the report of a home invasion in progress at 300 N. Meridian Rd. in Ingham Township. Photos

Read More Sunday, December 20, 2015
News Spotlight: Nominations Solicited for the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

 What women in your community are worthy of recognition on the state level? Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

Read More Wednesday, December 16, 2015
News Spotlight: Community: SCAM ALERT: Fake Internal Revenue Service calls


Please be aware of a scam in the area, where the callers state they are from the Internal Revenue Service attempting to collect money for back taxes, or you will be arrested and charged with tax fraud.

Read More Tuesday, December 1, 2015
News Spotlight: Bomb Threat at Local School

 Threat written on bathroom wall concerns authorities

Read More Tuesday, December 1, 2015
News Spotlight - The Ingham County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a phone scam

 The Ingham County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a phone scam where the caller identifies themselves as a member of the Ingham County Sheriff's Office Civil Division. 

Read More Monday, October 26, 2015
UPDATE: Suspect is Charged with Hit and Run Homicide of Lansing Firefighter

The Ingham County Prosecutors office issued charges on the following suspect, Grant Jacob Taylor, that was arrested involving the hit and run homicide 

Read More Thursday, September 10, 2015
News Spotlight - Homicide on Sunday - Update


On July 5, 2015 at 6:12 p.m. City of Lansing Police Officers responded to an apartment building on the 200 block of W. Jolly Rd on report of an unresponsive female. Kenneth Dale Clark has been arrested in connection with the crime. 

Read More Monday, July 6, 2015
The Kid's Doctor: New study finds striking link between infant weight gain and childhood obesity

 Juices may add unnecessary calories to your baby's diet. 

Photo by fotolia 
Read More Sunday, June 28, 2015
News Spotlight: LCC Accepting 20 Applicants for Certified Production Technician Class
Grant covers all expenses for student, including class materials
Read More Thursday, June 25, 2015
News Spotlight: UPDATE!!! Early Morning Homicide Victim Named


On Friday, June 12, 2015 at approximately 2:00 a.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of S. Washington on a man down in the middle of the street. The victim was Phineas Prentice-Worth Oliver.  He was 38 years old and from Lansing.
Read More Friday, June 12, 2015
NEWS SPOTLIGHT - Lansing's First Homicide of 2015

 Shooting kills one man and puts another man behind bars

Read More Sunday, April 19, 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
News Spotlight: Local Sorority Provides Free Mental Health Workshop

 The Lansing Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents a free mental health workshop for all, on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Michigan.  The workshop will focus on education and awareness of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, bipolar disorder and many others.  

Read More Thursday, March 5, 2015
News Spotlight: The Power of Consistency

 By Sherman Joseph


We have a tendency to respond and act to situations and our circumstance in regards to the convictions and thoughts that we harbor consistently, and the formed after effects of those actions in the long run bring about the quality and conditions of our lives. We have objectives we need to accomplish; still we just work towards them when it’s favorable or advantageous.
Read More Monday, March 2, 2015
News Spotlight: State Police to Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting
LANSING, MI --  On Tuesday, February  17, 2015, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Eaton County deputies responded to a call involving a vehicle in the ditch on Canfield Road in Eaton Rapids Township, Eaton County.
Read More Tuesday, February 17, 2015
News Spotlight: The Links Celebrate Women's History Month With a Gala


LANSING, MI  – The Lansing/East Lansing Chapter of Links will celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting its 5th annual White Rose Gala on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington Club (Overlooking Spartan Stadium), on the campus of Michigan State University.



Read More Monday, February 16, 2015


By Sherman Joseph
Prolonged stress can lead to long term health and mental problems that can be difficult to manage. This is the reason why it is very important to learn how to manage your stress.
Read More Monday, February 16, 2015
News Spotlight: Ingham Health Plan adds dental care to its lineup of health services for low-income residents


New Delta Dental partnership, made possible by millage renewal, expands health care safety net for Ingham County's working poor 
Read More Saturday, February 7, 2015
News Spotlight: Set Yourself On Fire


By Sherman Joseph
I know you are thinking, “Why would I want you to set yourself on fire?” This is not about burning yourself literally. This is about lighting that flame within you to get moving. Set yourself on Fire!
Read More Monday, February 2, 2015
News Spotlight: So What’s Holding You Up? – 5 Steps for Leaders


By Sherman Joseph
How often do you say to yourself, ‘I will get around to it. Or if I had enough money I could do this or that’? Yes, it does take money to do some of things that you desire to accomplish; however, that should not be your main reason for getting started. So what is holding you up?
Read More Monday, January 19, 2015
News Spotlight: Don't Let Fear Stop You From Living

 By Sherman Joseph

Fears keep you in the background. In fact, it convinces you that you cannot make your dreams come true, it tells you to be quiet, and it even separates you from your loved ones. But living in fear is neither acceptable nor necessary. Facing fear is something with which every person must try to achieve. In order to live a peaceful and happy life you must face your fears and conquer them. Healthy fear can protect you, but unnatural and unhealthy fear can destroy your life. So, you need to conquer it before it conquers you. There are several ways you can have an edge over your fears and break the walls surrounding it:

Read More Wednesday, January 7, 2015
News Spotlight: We Remember Rev. Dr. Michael Murphy

 Funeral arrangements have been made for Rev. Michael C. Murphy.  In Washington D.C., services will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Peoples Congregation UCC Church.  It is located at 4804 13th NW.  Visitation is at 10 a.m. and the funeral services are at 11:00 a.m.

Photo source: Peoples Congregation UCC Church

Read More Sunday, January 4, 2015


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Read More Monday, December 8, 2014
News Spotlight - Bank Robbery


At approximately 2:52 p.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to a bank robbery (CASE C/U) in the 4300 block of S. Pennsylvania.
Read More Thursday, November 6, 2014
News Spotlight: MSU partners with Detroit to investigate death scenes

Dr. Eric Benbow is on The New Perspective on November 3, 2014 show. Please listen to Segments 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 EAST LANSING, MI -- As bodies decompose, their types and numbers of bugs and bacteria change. Deciphering the clues they provide could mean the difference between a closed case and an unsolved murder.

Dr.  Eric Benbow, MSU entomologist and osteopathic medical specialist.  

Read More Wednesday, November 5, 2014
News Spotlight: Woman Killed in Motorcycle Accident

  According to the Lansing Police Department (LPD) on Tuesday, October 28, 2014  at approximately 7:15 p.m. they were dispatched to an accident in the 900 block of Vincent Ct. involving a single motorcycle and no other vehicles. Dispatch advised responding officers there was a non-responsive female lying near the crash site.

Read More Wednesday, October 29, 2014
News Spotlight: Suspect Arraigned For Shooting a Man and Taking His Car


At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 19th,  Lansing police were dispatched to the area of Sandlyn and Woodlyn on a possible man shot lying in the roadway.
Photo of suspect Michael Gordon Raymond
Read More Tuesday, October 21, 2014
News Spotlight - Murder Suicide Close to Hospital

  This morning, October 21, 2014 at approximately 7:03 a.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of S. Pennsylvania in regard to shots fired. The caller advised dispatch they herd several shots being fired in the rear parking lot area of the hospital (2727 S. Pennsylvania).

Read More Tuesday, October 21, 2014
News Spotlight - MSP Tri-County Metro Narcotics Team Seizes 4 ounces of Heroin



LANSING, MI--   On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, detectives from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Tri-County Metro Narcotics Team seized 4.1 ounces of heroin, over $4,500, packaging materials and other paraphernalia after executing a search warrant at the home of a suspected heroin dealer in Lansing.  The search warrant was executed after an extensive undercover operation.

Read More Monday, October 20, 2014
1st Annual Cider Fest hosted in Grand Ledge in October

 Cider Fest in Grand Ledge on October 11th from 5:00-10:00pm. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Homeless Veterans Project, a local charity that provides services for homeless veterans housed at the Lansing VOA. Event by

Read More Saturday, October 4, 2014
News Spotlight: New Minimum Wage for Michigan Employees

 Beginning September 1, 2014, Michigan workers will see an increase in the minimum wage rate

Read More Monday, August 25, 2014
News Spotlight: Home Invasion


On July 11, 2014 at 1:39 a.m., LPD officers responded to a residence on the 1600 block of Linval St. on report of a home invasion. The three occupants of the residence report that four males entered the residence and at least two had handguns (revolver and semi-automatic).
Read More Friday, July 11, 2014
News Spotlight: Suspicious Death

  On July 5, 2014 at 4:34 p.m. officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Shepard St to check the welfare of a female. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased 52 year old Lansing female inside the residence. Officers were alerted to the female by a family member.

Read More Wednesday, July 9, 2014
2014 Lansing Black College Tour


Orlando "Pepper" Livas, II was one of the young men who has attended the LBCT for two years in a row.   

Read More Sunday, June 1, 2014
Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman Passes On

One of the United States' most prolific and beloved authors and poets has died at the age of 86. Maya Angelou was a Renaissance woman whose life inspired six autobiographies, including her internationally celebrated first memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”.

Read More Sunday, June 1, 2014
News Spotlight: Lansing Has a New Cold Case Website and Detective


 Lansing Police Department has established a website page for cold cases. Cold cases are homicide cases that have not been solved within one year of the date of the crime.

Right:  New cold case Detective Lee Mc Allister
Read More Friday, May 23, 2014
Homicide Suspect Pleads Guilty

 Homicide suspect, 45-year-old, Derrick Scott McClure, awaits sentencing.

Read More Friday, May 23, 2014
News Spotlight: Accidental Death

  On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m. the Lansing Police Department was dispatched to the 2900 block of S. Washington in regard to a male subject stuck in the opening of a large metal donation bin located in a parking lot.

Read More Monday, May 19, 2014
Do you have an opinion? 13-9

 Why I Can’t Get Behind #BringBackOurGirls

Read More Sunday, May 18, 2014
Hat’s-off to Henry the Hatter


Michigan can rightfully brag about its most famous hat store – Henry The Hatter.  With over 8,000 custom-high-quality made hats displayed in a small shop in the historic section of downtown Detroit, owner Paul Wasserman is a great storyteller, and an aficionado of men’s hats. Henry the Hatter is located at 1307 Broadway Street in Detroit, MI.
Read More Sunday, May 18, 2014
Alzheimer’s: What You Do Not Know


Silent, deadly and incurable Alzheimer’s reigns as one of the biggest threats affecting today’s aging population yet few know or understand this degenerating disease.

“There is currently nothing that will slow the disease down, stop the disease or cure the disease,” says Jennifer Howard, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.
Read More Sunday, May 18, 2014 2014 Lexus IS 350 AWD

 DETROIT – The 2014 Lexus IS 350 may be the best sedan in the Japanese brand’s lineup. We had the all-wheel-drive F Sport version and found it a sporty luxury sedan for enthusiasts.

Read More Sunday, May 18, 2014
TAX SOLUTIONS: Tax Benefits for College Education




You are working hard on your college education.  The costs for tuition and books are expensive. To help you with the cost of college, there are IRS tax breaks available to you.

Read More Sunday, May 18, 2014

 The 100-year old Black fraternity's initiative commemorates American scientist, botanist, and inventor, George Washington Carver to promote Conservation of North American Wildlife and their Habitats. --

Phi Beta Sigma and US Fish Wildlife 
FWS and Sigma sign partnership agreement. (Back - left to right) Sigma Deputy Director Steve Ballard, Sigma Beta Club Foundation President and Past International President Arthur Thomas, Sigma Executive Director Darryl Anderson, Sigma Partner Liaison Kevin Davis, and Sigma International Director of Education Jean B. Lamothe; (Seated - left to right) Phi Beta Sigma International President Jonathan A. Mason and FWS Director Dan Ashe. 
Photo Credit: Tami Heilemann, Department of Interior

Read More Wednesday, April 30, 2014
News Spotlight: CATA announces summer service changes and reductions effective May 5

 Summer CATA bus schedule changes.

Read More Wednesday, April 30, 2014
News Spotlight: Mental Health Seminar on May 16

  Psalm 147:3 “He helps the broken hearted and binds their wounds.”

Theme:  God’s Peace is Accessible to All.
The Josephine Brown Women’s Missionary Society invites people of all ages to a Workshop on Mental Health on Saturday, May 17 beginning with continental breakfast at 9:00 am at Trinity AME Church located at 3500 West Holmes Road
Read More Monday, April 28, 2014
News Spotlight: BWL Issues Telephone Scam Alert


The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) has received several reports of scam imposters threatening commercial customers with loss of service if they do not make a utility payment over the phone.
Read More Monday, April 28, 2014
News Spotlight: 40th Anniversary of the Tri-County Office on Aging

  This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Tri-County Office on Aging providing services and support to empower older adults and persons with disabilities. Programs like Meals on Wheels, the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, Project Choices and other in-home services support independence. In celebration, Tri-County Office on Aging has planned a year of events. The following is a list of dates and times for the events. 

Read More Wednesday, April 16, 2014
News Spotlight: Lansing Makes Plans for New-Build Hyatt


LANSING, MI -- CSM Lodging has announced the latest addition to its portfolio: The Hyatt Place in Lansing Township, Mich. The six-story, 125-key Hyatt Place Lansing hotel will be located in the Heights at Eastwood adjacent to the Eastwood Towne Center.
Read More Monday, April 14, 2014
News Spotlight: Easter is coming soon!


Upcoming Easter Egg Hunts
Read More Wednesday, April 2, 2014
News Spotlight: Two Women Arrested for Allegedly Stealing from Life O’Riley trailer park

Left:  Nancy Carol Whitby

Right:  Catherline Jackson
Both arrested for taking items from Life O'Riley trailer park
Read More Wednesday, April 2, 2014

 Application Deadline is March 31 
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is seeking qualified individuals to work on upcoming 2014 Election Days on May 6th, August 5th, and November 4th. This is a great opportunity to perform a needed service and earn $120 or more per Election Day. The deadline to submit an application to work all three dates is Monday, March 31.

Read More Thursday, March 20, 2014
News Spotlight: Suspect in Bank Robbery Arraigned

 Darryl Sephus Smith, 47 year old Lansing man, was arraigned yesterday March 15, 2014 in 54-A District court 

Read More Sunday, March 16, 2014
News Spotlight: Suspect in Bank Robbery Arraigned

 Darryl Sephus Smith, 47 year old Lansing man, was arraigned yesterday March 15, 2014 in 54-A District court 

Read More Sunday, March 16, 2014
New Spotlight: Suspect in House Shooting Arraigned

  The following suspect,  Melvin Martel Taylor, was arraigned March 13, 2014 in 54-A District court in front of Magistrate Millmore.

Read More Friday, March 14, 2014
News Spotlight: “Nightingales” Fundraiser for the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to Take Place March 21




















EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Avenue Café in Lansing’s downtown will be the backdrop for “Nightingales: An intimate Evening with Lansing’s Ladies of Jazz” – a fundraiser for the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) taking place on Friday, March 21 from 7-9 p.m.


Read More Friday, March 14, 2014
News Spotlight: Shooting on Cedar and Holmes Near Barbershop

 Charge(s) were issued on the 41 year old Lansing man Arthur Lee Hall. Arraignment was in 54-A District court in front of Magistrate Millmore on the following charge(s).

Read More Thursday, March 13, 2014
News Spotlight Update: Wendy’s attempted robbery Surveillance Photos




















On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at approximately 8:40 p.m. Ingham County dispatch sent Lansing Police to a Robbery at the Wendy’s restaurant in the 3600 block of S. Martin L. King. While enroute Officers were updated with information that the suspect left. Upon arrival Officers learned the following information:

Read More Monday, March 10, 2014
News Spotlight: Habibi Dancers to Host Legendary American Bellydancer, Dahlena, During Annual 2-Day Bellydance Workshop and Performance


LANSING, MI  – The Habibi Dancers and special guest artist, Dahlena present “Habibi Raks,” a weekend of bellydance workshops and performance on April 12 and 13, 2014, at Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Rd. East Lansing. The weekend will feature Middle Eastern Oriental, Sai’di, and tribal fusion.
Read More Sunday, March 9, 2014
News Spotlight: Miller and Kaynorth Shooting- Update













Upper Left: Demetrius Raymont Roberts, 25 year old Lansing man

Upper Right:  Dionel Deangelo White-Beard, 17 year old Lansing man

Lower:  Shelton Darnell Coats, 22 year old Lansing man 

On Friday March 7th, 2014, at approximately 4:35pm, the Ingham County 9-1-1 Center received several 9-1-1 calls about two vehilces chasing and shooting at each other while travelling e/b on Miller from Wise. Within minutes of receiving the intial 9-1-1 calls, the 9-1-1 center advised responding officers that there was a shooting vicitim at the car wash in the area of Kaynorth and Miller.



Read More Sunday, March 9, 2014
Opportunity for all: President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Initiative to Build Ladders of Opportunity For Boys and Young Men of Color


President Obama is taking action to launch My Brother’s Keeper – a new initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead.
Read More Sunday, March 9, 2014
News Spotlight: Robbery at QD Photos Released


On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at approximately 8:40 p.m. Ingham County dispatch sent Lansing Police to a Robbery at the Wendy’s restaurant in the 3600 block of S. Martin L. King. While enroute Officers were updated with information that the suspect left.


Read More Friday, March 7, 2014
Robbery at Walgreens This Morning: Suspect at Large


Read More Friday, March 7, 2014
News Spotlight: Russian President Putin's Fiction: 10 False Claims About Ukraine
 As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote, “The formula ‘two times two equals five’ is not without its attractions.”
Read More Thursday, March 6, 2014
News Spotlight: General Motors May Build New Stamping Plant in Lansing


Expansion of Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant would keep GM’s Lansing facilities competitive on global stage

LANSING, MI – General Motors’ Lansing Grand River Assembly (LGR) manufacturing complex could grow by 225,000 square feet and add dozens of new jobs with the possible construction of a new cutting-edge stamping facility.
Read More Thursday, March 6, 2014
News Spotlight: Robbery at PNC Bank Earlier Today


Today, Robbery at PNC Bank
Medium completion black male, small in build (5’5”) approximately 30 years old wearing a navy blue stocking hat, navy blue puffy jacket (red Nike on chest), blue jeans and sun glasses.
Read More Tuesday, March 4, 2014
News Spotlight: Public Asked to Help Identify Unknown Female


After 35 years, body found in Jackson still unidentified

Read More Thursday, February 27, 2014


New York, NY ( -- Today, Film Life, Inc. announced the launch of the second annual Comedy Wings Competition, a national search to identify the next outstanding comedian. Submissions are now open, with full details The pool of entries will be narrowed down to up ten semi-finalists, from which four finalists will be selected to receive a trip to 2014 ABFF, in NYC, June 19-22, where they will perform live before the festival audience, for the chance to win an audition with HBO.

Read More Monday, February 24, 2014
News Spotlight: Double Murder and Suicide Stuns Community

 Three people were found dead at a Lansing home yesterday evening, December 5.  Police believe it to be a double-murder and suicide.

Read More Friday, December 6, 2013
News Spotlight: Help the Jaycees Stuff the Bus, bring Christmas cheer to local children

 LANSING — Shoppers will have an opportunity to help spread holiday cheer next month at the Lansing Jaycees’ annual “Stuff the Bus” event, which this year aims to provide Christmas to 26 local children and their families.

Read More Sunday, November 24, 2013
Retire Smart: When to take Social Security benefits

 By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Media Services
In 2013, 37 million Americans will receive Social Security (SS) retirement benefits totaling $47.4 billion. Clearly, Americans have come to rely on Social Security retirement income, with more than half of married couples and nearly three-quarters of unmarried persons receiving 50 percent or more of their total income from the program.
Read More Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Cloud Over Syria




Syria’s civil war is not understood by many. Here is on take on it. CIA Factbook


Read More Sunday, November 3, 2013
News Spotlight: Lansing Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is presenting "White Christmas"

 Lansing Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is presenting "White Christmas", a Gala Night at the Riverwalk Theatre, Tuesday, December 3, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Read More Tuesday, October 22, 2013
News Spotlight: Rabies Still a Concern in Michigan Report animal bites to local health department within 24 hours

 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill urged Michiganders to adopt practices that help protect their families, pets, and livestock from rabies, one of the deadliest diseases known to man. According to the World Health Organization, rabies is responsible for the deaths of 55,000 people worldwide.  

Read More Monday, October 14, 2013
News Spotlight: River Trail Robbery

 Lansing Police are asking for help attempting to identify this subject (see attached photo).

Read More Monday, October 7, 2013
News Spotlight: Care Free to hold 3rd Annual free “Giving Sight” Day Friday, August 9

 100 local residents without insurance can receive free exams, glasses.

Read More Sunday, July 28, 2013
NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Voluntary Recall of Mild and Medium Chunky Salsa Because It May Contain Large Glass Pieces

 Olam Tomato Processors, Inc., today announced the voluntary recall of three production codes of Chunky Salsa because it may contain large glass pieces.

Read More Wednesday, July 24, 2013
News Spotlight: Chong-Anna Canfora Files for Lansing City Council, 4th Ward

 LANSING, MI  – Chong-Anna Canfora filed for the race for the Lansing City Council 4th Ward seat today, submitting nominating petitions with 150 signatures from neighbors in the ward.

Read More Tuesday, May 14, 2013

 Spring is here and summer is fast approaching and the Lansing Police Department wants to remind you of some tips to help keep you and your family safe.

Read More Wednesday, May 8, 2013
News Spotlight: Suspect Arrested for Malicious Destruction of Property


Elisa Lashawn Hogan

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 at approximately 1:50 a.m.  Lansing Police were in the area of E. Michigan and Larch St. and were flagged down by an employee of a Rum Runners. The employee stated he was having trouble with a patron.

Read More Monday, May 6, 2013
New Spotlight: Authorities Ask For Help Finding Missing Teen

The Ingham County Sheriff's Office Delhi Division is investigating a missing juvenile. Jamia Janay Tyson, a 13-year-old  black female has been missing since April 20,2013.

Read More Monday, April 29, 2013
News Spotlight: Shooting Suspect of 16 Year Old Female Caught


On February 2, 2013 at  9:46 p.m. officers responded to the 1100 block of W. Maple on reports that a 16 year old female had been shot. The female victim remains in stable condition. 
Read More Monday, April 29, 2013
News Spotlight: Don't Get Caught Alone in the Woods

  Spring in Michigan means a lot of diverse outdoor recreationalists taking to the woods in search of edible mushrooms, migrating birds, wild turkeys, fishing spots or just some solitude. Michigan’s conservation officers are offering some common sense safety tips for anyone taking to the woods for some fun and adventure.

Read More Friday, April 12, 2013
News Spotlight: CATA Hosts 14th Annual Community Health Fair

 CATA will host its 14th Annual Community Health Fair on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the CATA Transportation Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a FREE event. 

Read More Thursday, April 11, 2013

 In observance of the Easter holiday, CATA will not operate service on Sunday, March 31, 2013. This applies to all CATA fixed-routes and Spec-Tran service that typically operate on Sunday. 

Read More Monday, March 25, 2013
News Spotlight: Armed Robbery at Gas Station

 On Sunday, March 24, 2013 at approximately 8:13 a.m. Lansing Police Department was dispatched to the 1900 block of E. Michigan (Speedway gas station) in reference an armed robbery.


Read More Monday, March 25, 2013
Two Suspects Nabbed in Home Invasion Call


Right: Colton Anderson and Left: Alan Marshall

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Lansing Police Officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Vine St. in regards to a Home Invasion in progress. The caller/home resident informed dispatch that several male subjects forcibly entered the house with weapons. Anderson and Marshall  have hearings scheduled in 54-A District court in front of Judge Deluca.


Read More Wednesday, March 20, 2013
News Spotlight: Postal Service Announces New Delivery Schedule

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced plans today to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday. The Postal Service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is fully implemented.

Read More Wednesday, February 6, 2013
News Spotlight: Expect Crowded Stores Due to Bridge Card Issues


Read More Saturday, January 5, 2013
News Spotlight: Suspicious Infant Death

 Lansing Police Department (LPD) detectives responded to a local hospital on report that a 3 month old female infant was being treated for serious internal injuries.

Read More Saturday, January 5, 2013
News Spotlight: New Year shooting leaves man dead, four wounded


On Tuesday January 1, 2013 at 2:01 a.m. officers responded to a convenience store on the 700 block of W. Willow on reports of a shooting in progress. A total of 5 persons sustained injuries .
Read More Tuesday, January 1, 2013
News Spotlight: Teen Shot and Alcohol Found at Party

On Monday, December 31, 2012 at approximately 12:00 AM (Midnight)  Lansing Police Department officers were dispatched to the 800 block of W. Miller (formally Auggie’s Bar) in regards to a large party with shots fired.

Read More Monday, December 31, 2012
News Spotlight: Teleconference Set on Fatherhood and Domestic Violence


 On Monday, January 14, 2013 at  3:00pm-4:30pm EST a webinar is set on Fatherhood and Domestic Violence.  A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect. 

Presenters: David Mandel, MA, with David Mandel & Associates and
Gabrielle Davis, J. D. attorney with the Battered Women's Justice Project.

Description: Domestic violence is often defined as the perpetration of coercive control by one adult against another in an intimate relationship. n reality, domestic violence perpetrators frequently engage in a web of behaviors that also directly and indirectly involve their children. 

Read More Thursday, December 27, 2012
Update News Spotlight: Murder Victim's Cause of Death Released

  Update to 12/22/2012 Homicide 1000 Block Kelsey

Read More Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Job Seekers: U.S. Probation Officer - Deadline is December 31, 2012

The U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of Michigan is accepting applications for one full time United States Probation Services Officer to be assigned to the Kalamazoo or Lansing, MI branch office.
Read More Tuesday, December 25, 2012
News Spotlight: Utility Company Warns About Imposters

  The Board of Water & Light has been alerted by a customer that persons claiming to be a utility worker requested to gain entry to their home. 

Read More Monday, December 24, 2012
News Spotlight: Convenience Store Robbery – 700 block N Pine St


On Sunday December 23, 2012 at 12:49 a.m. officers responded to a convenience store on the 700 block of Pine St on report of an armed robbery.

Read More Sunday, December 23, 2012
News Spotlight: Homicide suspect arraigned today









Kelvin Monroe Bates arraigned today 

Read More Wednesday, September 5, 2012
News Spotlight: Homicide Person of Interest Arrested


Kelvin “Monroe” Bates (Pictured here)  was arrested today  in reference to the August 31, 2012 shooting fatality on the 3100 block of Turner St of 36-year-old Micah Arnold. 

Read More Wednesday, September 5, 2012
News Spotlight: Be in the Studio Audience for QuizBusters Special Edition

 Mid-Michigan game show fans are invited to be in the TV studio audience for the taping of two Special Edition episodes of "QuizBusters" on Tuesday, September 11, at WKAR studios on the campus of Michigan State University.

Read More Tuesday, September 4, 2012
News Spotlight: Armed Robbery of Pizza Driver

No Reported Injuries and no one in custody during a recent armed robbery.

Read More Tuesday, September 4, 2012
News Spotlight: Quality Dairy Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended


Accused Erica Abell,  32-year-old, resident of Holt, Michigan has been arrested by Lansing Police Department (LPD) in reference the below armed robberies.  She was apprehended in part by tips received after the local airing of Crime Stoppers.
Read More Sunday, September 2, 2012
News Spotlight: Homicide and Attempted Robbery in Lansing this weekend

Homicide and Attempted Robbery in Lansing this weekend

Read More Saturday, September 1, 2012
News Spotlight: Elderly Couple Become Victims of Fraud

 The Lansing Police Department (LPD) is requesting for the public to be aware of three males that are allegedly targeting the elderly.

Read More Monday, July 23, 2012
News Spotlight: Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotic and Gun Charges


In July of 2010, Lavar Burton shot and killed his stepdaughter, 7-year-old Amaia Edmond, when two men invaded their home on Custer Street. He has been arrested during a traffic stop
Photo Courtesy of the Lansing Police Department


Read More Sunday, June 24, 2012
News Spotlight: Police Looking for Information Regarding Shooting on Waverly Road

  On June 8, 2012 at 2:32 p.m., the Lansing Police Department responded to the area of Max and Main St. on report that a shooting victim was waiting for medical transport. 

Read More Monday, June 11, 2012
News Spotlight: Burglary Suspect Caught on Lansing's Eastside

 On June 11, 2012 at  approximately 12:00 midnight, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of South Francis in reference a burglary in progress.

Read More Monday, June 11, 2012
News Spotlight: June 12 - Dairy Day - Get Free Samples at the Capitol

 This year Dairy Day is outside on the NORTH lawn of the Capitol on June 12 .  Event is 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!  NO invitation needed.

Read More Monday, June 11, 2012
News Spotlight: Fire at Local Restaurant

  At 11:35 am, the Lansing Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at 2008 W. Willow, DeLuca's Restaurant, on the city's North side.

Read More Friday, June 1, 2012
News Spotlight: Armed Robbery and Gunshots at an Apartment

 Armed robbery of a gasoline station and gunshots fired at an apartment

Read More Wednesday, May 30, 2012
News Spotlight: Body Found Floating in Grand River Identified
On May 26, 2012 at 6:51 p.m. Lansing Police Department dispatched received information that a body was seen floating in the Grand River. 
Read More Tuesday, May 29, 2012
News Spotlight: Praise 98 FM’s Lady Charmaine to serve as judge at the June 23, 2012 “Uplifting Minds II” talent competition showcase in Hollywood

 A long list of prizes for three winners of the June 23, 2012 “ULMII” national talent competition at the Celebrity Center

Read More Sunday, May 27, 2012
News Spotlight: Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam rolls into East Lansing early with festive bus tour







Public invited to visit the tour bus at several locations May 17 - 22

Quidam performances May 23 -27 at the Breslin Student Events Center
East Lansing, – In anticipation of the upcoming performances of Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, a one-of-kind tour bus will visit East Lansing from May 17 – 22. Quidam will perform from May 23 - 27 at the Breslin Student Events Center. Tickets are available at or 1-800-968-2737.


Read More Thursday, May 17, 2012
News Spotlight: Affordable Care Act: Why implementing the federal law is important to Lansing residents

On Monday, March, 19, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers and healthcare experts will help area residents understand their stake in Michigan's implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act. The Symposium will be held at the Clark Conference Center, Sparrow/St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw Street, from 11 AM - 2 PM.

Read More Monday, March 12, 2012
News Spotlight: Spring Break: Be Smart, Be Safe

Spring Break is fast approaching and many students are preparing to travel abroad for a well-deserved vacation. Smart trip-planning involves more than getting a new travel guide and backpack. That’s where the State Department can help: We have resources for students and their parents to prepare for safe, enjoyable trips.

Read More Tuesday, February 21, 2012
News Spotlight: Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging Hosts Public Forum Older Michigan Adults, Caregivers, and Providers Asked to Provide Input

The Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging will host a public forum Friday, March 16 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Grand Rapids, to hear from older Michigan residents, their caregivers, aging service providers, and interested others about issues important to them. The forum will take place at the Owen Bieber Building located at 3300 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids.

Read More Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Foster Care, Uncertain Futures Loom For Thousands of Immigrant Children
By Marjorie Valbrun
America’s Wire
WASHINGTON—More than 5,000 children of immigrants are languishing in state foster care nationwidebecause their parents were living in the United States illegally and were detained or deported by federal immigration authorities.
These children can spend years infoster homes, and some are put up for adoption aftertermination of their parents’ custody rights.With neither state nor federal officials addressing the problem, thousands more are poised to enter the child welfare system every year.
Read More Thursday, February 2, 2012


By Teresa Wiltz
America's Wire

Amy Wilkins, vice president for government affairs and communications at the Education Trust Washington, DC ( -- Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and white high school students continues to expand across the United States, with minority teenagers performing at academic levels equal to or lower than those of 30 years ago.
Despite the hope that improving education for children of color would propel them to better life outcomes, Latino and African-American students are not being prepared in high school classrooms for brighter futures. While achievement levels have improved considerably for minority elementary and middle school students, educators say their academic performance drops during high school years.
Read More Thursday, February 2, 2012
Winning with Finances - Second principle of a financial takeover - Budgeting

Most people change their life by appearance or by careers or even through a spiritual conversion. All of this is good if there is a vision. A vision for your life creates direction, purpose and mission. Changing your life happens in four distinct areas: personal growth, family, health, and career. If you focus or change your life in these areas, you will see a great change. Once you change any of these areas, you will change your financial future. 

Read More Thursday, February 2, 2012
News Spotlight: Black History Month- CADL Downtown Mid Day Movies
February 2                     Groundhog Day                       2:00 pm—3:45 pm
                                       (Bill Murray)  (PG)
February 7                     The Help                                  1:00 pm—3:25 pm
          (Jessica Chastain/Viola Davis)  (PG-13)
February 9                     The Help                                  1:00 pm—3:25 pm
          (Jessica Chastain/Viola Davis)  (PG-13)
February 14                    Lady Sings the Blues              1:00 pm—3:25 pm
                                       (Diana Ross/Billy Dee Williams)  (R)
Read More Sunday, January 29, 2012
News Spotlight: E! Investigates: Stalkers and MSU is Talking About It!

  E! Investigates: Stalkers

Video Presentation and Discussion
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 7pm
Location: MSU Union Parlors A, B and C
Stalking affects 3.4 million people each year.  Harvette Williams, Michigan resident and mother of two, was one of those people.  She couldn’t have imagined that Kevin Gary, a man she met at a networking event, would end up obsessively stalking her for years. 
Read More Tuesday, January 17, 2012
News Spotlight: Department of State offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday


Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, 2012.
Read More Thursday, January 5, 2012

LANSING, MI --  The Capital City African American Cultural Association will hold its 12th Annual Parade and Family Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in downtown Lansing. 

Read More Thursday, January 5, 2012
News Spotlight: MSU helps transform Michigan into a wine destination

Michigan has established itself as a wine destination, and Michigan State University has played a pivotal role in all aspects of the industry’s growth.

Photo by G.L. Kohuth


Read More Thursday, January 5, 2012
ADVISORY and UPDATE: Lansing Fire Still At Scene of Fire at St. Vincent

 Lansing Fire has determined a point of origin in this mornings fire.

Read More Sunday, December 18, 2011
News Spotlight: Fire in Lansing Displaces 20 Families

 Lansing Fire Department is still working at determining a cause for last nights apartment fire in the 3900 block of Burneway. Approximately 20 people were left homeless after the fire destroyed one unit severely, damaged another and caused damage to adjoining others. Some residents are being allowed to move back in today. 

Read More Wednesday, December 14, 2011
News Spotlight: Fire destroys South Lansing garage and three vehicles

 The Lansing Fire Department was dispatched to 4000 Brighton on Lansing's Southwest side

Read More Tuesday, December 13, 2011

LANSING, MI - The following CATA services operating on MSU campus will conclude for the holiday season as follows:

Read More Sunday, December 11, 2011
News Spotlight: Backpacks, not the bombs inside, key to finding DNA

EAST LANSING, MI -- Catching terrorists who detonate bombs may be easier by testing the containers that hide the bombs rather than the actual explosives, according to pioneering research led by Michigan State University.

Read More Friday, December 9, 2011
News Spotlight: Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Files Lawsuit to Halt Michigan Legislative Redistricting Plan

LANSING -- Today, the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC), along with the Detroit Branch NAACP, UAW and Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (LaSED) today announced a lawsuit filed against State of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to halt the implementation of the Michigan Legislative Redistricting Plan.

Read More Friday, December 9, 2011

By Doug Brown

I would like to share  some helpful tips on how to attend a Business Holiday Party and what pitfalls to avoid.  I am a bit of an expert as I have broken just about every rule I will cite...

Read More Friday, December 9, 2011
News Spotlight: MDA Food Safety Alerts: Product Recalls for Cheese and Candy

Product Recall: Fair Oaks Dairy Products Issues Voluntary Recall For Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheeses Half Pound Packages Because Of Possible Health Risk Due To Listeria Monoctyogenes Contamination


See’s Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on 8 ounce Almond Clusters

Read More Thursday, December 8, 2011
Fast Facts: Healthy Eating 10-23

By Reference Librarian Eunice B.

Despite all good intentions, the month of December has to be the worst time of the year for maintaining healthy eating habits. And even though I always vow to be prepared and not succumb to temptation, it's still a struggle not to overindulge in sweet treats and rich foods.

Read More Sunday, December 4, 2011
News Spotlight: Candlelight Vigil to Honor Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

 LANSING, MI -- On Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 pm we invite you to gather with us at The Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, 213 West Malcolm X Street in Lansing for a Candlelight Vigil in remembrance and honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Read More Monday, October 10, 2011

 Home cooking for a new generation. Easy and elegant recipes from the heart and soul created for today's family.

Read More Thursday, September 29, 2011
News Spotlight: Lansing Area Artists will Paint for a Great Cause! “Art Nights at Hotwater Works”!

 October 13th and 20th, 5 – 8pm, two prominent Lansing Artists will break out their paints to create spontaneous art pieces which will be auctioned off to benefit The Mid-Michigan Food Bank.   ART NIGHTS AT HOTWATER WORKS will be two fun filled evenings, with refreshments, fun, hot tubs and live art…all for a good cause!

Read More Thursday, September 29, 2011
News Spotlight: Governor orders flags lowered Friday, Sept. 30 for Specialist Chazray Clark of Ecorse

 Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today ordered U.S. flags throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Chazray C. Clark on Friday, Sept. 30. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Saturday, Oct. 1. 

Read More Wednesday, September 28, 2011
News Spotlight: Free Day at Potter Park Zoo for Ingham County Residents
Potter Park Zoo will hold its annual county free day this Saturday, October 1. Parking and admission into the zoo will be free for Ingham County and City of Lansing residents. General admission rates apply for non-Ingham County residents. 
Read More Wednesday, September 28, 2011
News Spotlight: Great Michigan Read Author Comes to CADL

LANSING, MI -- Join the Capital Area District Library (CADL) this fall as we celebrate the Great Michigan Read! Along with our community partners, we are proud to present these special events which will conclude with a visit from this year’s Michigan Humanities Council selection for the Great Michigan Read, author Kevin Boyle.

Read More Wednesday, September 21, 2011
News Spotlight: One Size Doesn't Fit All When it Comes to Vitamin D for Men African-American men especially need high doses of supplements
By Marla Paul
CHICAGO, IL -- African-American men living in areas with low sunlight are up to 3 1/2 times more likely to have Vitamin D deficiency than Caucasian men and should take high levels of Vitamin D supplements, according to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Read More Wednesday, September 21, 2011
News Spotlight: MSU helps kids get a head start on science

EAST LANSING, MI -- Aiming to get low-income youngsters more involved in science, a team of researchers led by Michigan State University will test an innovative teaching program that ultimately could be used in the nation’s preschools.

Read More Wednesday, September 21, 2011
News Spotlight: Flags to be lowered Friday, Sept. 23 for Chief Petty Officer Heath Robinson of Petoskey

LANSING, MI --  Gov. Rick Snyder ordered U.S. flags throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Heath M. Robinson, a Navy SEAL, on Friday, Sept. 23, at the request of the family. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Saturday, Sept. 24. 

Read More Wednesday, September 21, 2011
News Spotlight: "Oh Say Can You See" Yourself Singing the National Anthem at The Palace?

 AUBURN HILLS, MI --  The Detroit Pistons are looking for singers who would feel comfortable belting out the Star Spangled Banner in front of an intimate crowd of 22,076 during the team’s home games.

Read More Sunday, September 11, 2011
News Spotlight: AAHHE proudly announces the NEW 2012 AAHHE/USDA-NIFA/TAMUCC Outstanding Thesis Competition!

 The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) competition is open to any Hispanic who has completed a thesis that focuses on Food and the Agricultural Sciences, between December 2010 and August 30, 2011.  Theses are eligible if they are in domains related to the USDA priority areas, including Food Safety, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, and Childhood Obesity.



Read More Friday, September 2, 2011
News Spotlight: Former Lansing Mayoral Candidate Considers Run For House of Representatives

Former Lansing Mayoral Candidate Charles Ford pens letter regarding run for the Michigan House of Representatives

Read More Wednesday, August 17, 2011

 DEWITT, Mich.—Contestants are being sought to participate in America’s favorite singing talent showcase, Hometown Idol, scheduled to take place 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, during the DeWitt Ox Roast at the Downtown DeWitt Main Stage.

Read More Sunday, July 31, 2011
News Spotlight: Lansing Jaycees rummage sale offers treats and treasures to support Lansing Relay For Life

LANSING — The 2011 Lansing Relay For Life may have come and gone, but there is still time to support this important cause. That’s why the Lansing Jaycees’ Relay For Life team will host a rummage/bake sale on Saturday, Aug. 6, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Read More Thursday, July 28, 2011
News Spotlight: Church Celebrating 125th Anniversary

Grovenburg United Methodist Church is celebrating its 125th
Anniversary during the 11:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday,
August 7, 2011.  The church's official anniversary date is
Monday, August 8, which marks the time the first service was held
in the newly constructed church building.

Read More Wednesday, July 27, 2011
News Spotlight: A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM TV AND FEATURE WRITERS -- The Guy Hanks & Marvin Miller Screenwriting Program Sponsored by Drs. Bill & Camille Cosby

Los Angeles, CA  -- Starting its eighteenth year, THE GUY HANKS & MARVIN MILLER SCREENWRITING PROGRAM aka The Cosby Program, will be accepting applications from July 15th to September 15, 2011. This program was established by Drs. Bill and Camille Cosby at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. Unaffiliated with USC, the goal of the Hanks-Miller Program is to develop the pool of qualified African-American writers in the entertainment industry.

Read More Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Capital City African American Cultural Association (CCAACA) today announced that the 2011 Parade and Family Heritage Festival will be postphoned due to the challenges of the economy and the unexpected rising costs of holding the annual event.   The Parade and Festival summertime event, which began in 2000 to celebrate the African American presence and the rich diversity in mid-Michigan, features marching bands, floats, food, vendors, and music in dowtown Lansing.  

Read More Thursday, July 21, 2011
News Spotlight: Exercise is Cool, Despite the Heat according to the American Heart Assoc


Whatever brings you outside — a bike ride with friends, a jog in the park or just a stroll around the block — it’s important to stay safe as temperatures across Michigan rise this week.  But don’t let this be the excuse to take a break from fitness, because you may be hurting yourself in the long run.
Read More Thursday, July 21, 2011
Summer in Michigan is bursting with flavors from its rich agriculture resources and its bounty from freshwater lakes and streams. Thousands of people will be flocking to fresh marketplaces, u-pick orchards, farms and vineyards for fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and the fruit of the vine. Michigan has more than 250 agricultural destinations including farmers markets, wineries, and more. 
Read More Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thirty five (35) people are facing probation violation proceedings as a result of the most recent 55th District Court Probation OPERATION NIGHTHAWK.  The program is conducted on a targeted basis after business hours to monitor defendants on probation.  The sweeps, which occurred June 11, June 25 and July 1, 2011

Read More Wednesday, July 6, 2011
News Spotlight: Golf Tournament on August 19 to benefit Guide Right Programs

 The Lansing Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation invites golfers to the 2nd Annual Stuart J. Dunnings, Jr. Golf Classic on Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Wheatfield Valley Golf Club in Williamston located at 1600 Linn Road.

Read More Friday, June 24, 2011
News Spotlight: Youth cybercrime linked to friends' influence


 EAST LANSING, MI --  Peer influence and low self-control appear to be the major factors fueling juvenile cybercrime such as computer hacking and online bullying, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University criminologist.
Read More Friday, June 24, 2011
News Spotlight:Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Recall of Limited Number of Italian Blend Salads

 Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 2,880 cases of DOLE® Italian Blend salad

Read More Friday, June 24, 2011
News Spotlight: Introducing The Newest Common Myths In Cardiovascular Disease.... The World's No. 1 Killer

  For both men and women of any age, cardiovascular disease could be the first

killer. It kills more people than ALL forms of cancer tumors grouped


Read More Friday, May 13, 2011
News Spotlight: Why Obama Is Right Not to Release Bin Laden Photos

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama made a wise decision in choosing not to make public photos of bin Laden’s body.

Read More Wednesday, May 4, 2011
News Spotlight: A Community Conversation on Redistricting

 A Community Conversation on Redistricting will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing on Tuesday, May 10, from 2:00-3:15 pm. 

Read More Tuesday, May 3, 2011
News Spotlight: Lugnuts stave off Silver Hawks, 9-8

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Marcus Knecht went 2-for-4 with three RBIs including a crucial broken-bat two-run single, helping the Lansing Lugnuts (1-1) hold off the South Bend Silver Hawks (1-4), 9-8, on Monday night at The Cove.

Read More Tuesday, April 12, 2011
News Spotlight: Lugnuts to hold “Opening Day, Take 2”

LANSING, MI. – With their scheduled season-opening series postponed due to field conditions, the Lansing Lugnuts will hold “Opening Day, Take 2” for Friday’s 7:05 p.m. affair vs. Dayton at Cooley Law School Stadium.

Read More Tuesday, April 12, 2011
News Spotlight: Yoga Solstice in the Alley

We hope you will join us at Art Alley in REO Town for a very special yoga class, benefit, and celebration TOMORROW, Wednesday April 13th from 6-8pm! Yoga led by Belinda of Just B Yoga, live mixing by DJ Rachel, beautiful artwork by Juanita Kennedy and a soul nourishing and lucious after glow reception by Feed Your Karma.

Read More Tuesday, April 12, 2011
News Spotlight: Two Free Easter Egg Events at a Church and the Capitol Lawn

Church Hosting Easter Egg Hunt

Grovenburg United Methodist Church is hosting an open-to-the-public Easter Egg Hunt at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the church.  This free event is being hosted as a project in service to the community.


Read More Tuesday, April 12, 2011
News Spotlight: International Film Festival Debuts in Lansing

LANSING, MI — The first Capital City Film Festival is now accepting submissions from professional and student filmmakers.

Read More Tuesday, April 12, 2011
News Spotlight: Governor Snyder Declares April “Michigan Wine Month” Ten new wineries open for 2011, highlighting growth in ag sector

LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder has declared April as “Michigan Wine Month” to honor Michigan’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy.
“Michigan’s 81 wineries welcome more than 1 million visitors to their tasting rooms each year and offer a truly Pure Michigan agri-tourism experience,” said Keith Creagh, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) Director

Read More Wednesday, April 6, 2011
News Spotlight: Cultivating Life by Sean Conway: Late Winter Is Time for Pruning and Forcing

Late Winter Is Time for Pruning and Forcing

By Sean Conway, Tribune Media Services
Cultivating Life by Sean Conway

In many parts of the country spring may yet be a distant dream, but even in cold northern climes now is a good time to begin winter pruning tasks in the garden.

Read More Wednesday, April 6, 2011
News Spotlight: MSU to institute ‘no-bag’ policy in Spartan Stadium

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- In a move that will increase security and make for a better game experience for fans, Michigan State University will institute a “no-bag” policy in Spartan Stadium.

Read More Wednesday, April 6, 2011
News Spotlight: BWL to co-sponsor 2nd Annual Recycle Rama on April 9

The Lansing Board of Water & Light will co-sponsor
the second annual Recycle Rama to assist Ingham County
residents in recycling a wide range of household materials.

Read More Wednesday, April 6, 2011
News Spotlight: Ingham County Treasurer Announces Community Forums

Mason)  The Ingham County Treasurer announces a series of Community
Forums designed to provide information on the tax foreclosure process,
the Ingham County Land Bank and property taxes.

Read More Wednesday, April 6, 2011
News Spotlight: Grab the leash: Dog walkers more likely to reach exercise benchmarks


EAST LANSING, MI -- Man’s best friend may provide more than just faithful companionship: A new study led by a Michigan State University researcher shows people who owned and walked their dogs were 34 percent more likely to meet federal benchmarks on physical activity.
Read More Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The National Low Income Housing Authority Launches A Free Online Directory and Guide to Finding Housing, Apartments, Shelters and more 

Read More Tuesday, March 22, 2011
News Spotlight: Spike in Islamophobia Taking Toll on Sikhs








Sikh Indians gather every year in April in  Lansing, MI to celebrate the New Year.  TNCP photo.

This past weekend, two Sikh men, aged 78 and 65, were shot in broad daylight as they were walking down a street in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento. The 65-year-old man died, while his friend was critically wounded. The assailant sped away in a light brown pickup.


Read More Wednesday, March 9, 2011
News Spotlight: For a better workday, smile like you mean it

 EAST LANSING, MI --- Want to keep your boss happy? Smile at your customers. Want to keep yourself happy and productive? Smile like you mean it.

Read More Tuesday, February 22, 2011
News Spotlight: The Real ‘CSI’: How America’s Patchwork System of Death Investigations Puts the Living at Risk











(Andres Cediel/FRONTLINE)

In detective novels and television crime dramas like "CSI," the nation's morgues are staffed by highly trained medical professionals equipped with the most sophisticated tools of 21st-century science. Operating at the nexus of medicine and criminal justice, these death detectives thoroughly investigate each and every suspicious fatality.

Read More Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ingham County has the second highest HIV rate in Michigan.  Only Wayne County has a higher rate.  However, the burden of HIV falls disproportionately on the African American community.  The rate of HIV in the African American community in Ingham County is five times higher than in the White community.  African American men are the only group that continues to experience sharp increases. 

Read More Tuesday, February 15, 2011
News Spotlight: Questions and answers on voluntary recall of certain liquid infant’s and children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl products

What products are affected by this recall?

The products include certain liquid infant’s and children’s Tylenol Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl products. For a complete list of recalled products, please see 
Read More Tuesday, February 15, 2011
News Spotlight: LPD Issues Felony Warrant for Recent Murder of Teen

 On December 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Quincy Trey Thomas shot and killed Wesley Ellis Glasscoe.  The Ingham County Prosecutor issued a warrant for the arrest of Quincy Trey Thomas he is wanted for Homicide - 2nd Degree in reference to the Ray Street Homicide. 


Quincy Trey Thomas



Read More Saturday, February 12, 2011
"Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul" - OLD FASHIONED 7-UP CAKE







By Sharon Fox
3 sticks butter,softened
3 cups white sugar
5 eggs
3 cups all purpose flour  
For more log on!
Read More Saturday, February 12, 2011
News Spotlight: LPD Issues Murder Warrants in the Death of 7- Year-Old

On July 22, 2010, at about 12:53 p.m., seven (7) year old Amaia Edmund was shot and killed as the result of a home invasion that occurred at 115 Custer Ave. in North Lansing. D'Angelo Davon Jordan and Jerry Brian McKinney have murder warrants issued in the case.








D'Angelo Davon Jordan










Jerry Brian McKinney

Read More Saturday, February 12, 2011
News Spotlight: Hot Off The Press! The New Citizens Press Celebrates 10 years!



LANSING, MI --  The New Citizens Press (TNCP)  newspaper is celebrating its 10 year  anniversary at the Creole Gallery located at 1218 Turner Street on Saturday, February 19.  There will be live entertainment and an awards ceremony. Doors open at 6:00 pm for networking and dinner. The entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm.

Read More Saturday, February 12, 2011

Since December 11, 2010, the Downtown Lansing location of the Capital Area District Library has been the site of regular visits by openly armed members of the group Michigan Open Carry (MOC). The MOC members have attempted to openly carry rifles and handguns in CADL’s Downtown Lansing library. “Carrying weapons is in direct violation of CADL’s Code of Conduct and is also causing a great deal of alarm and panic among staff and patrons” according to Lance Werner the Director of CADL. Most recently, a staff member was so terrified that she was unable to work and had to be removed from her shift at a public service desk.

Read More Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Free event helps parents complete financial aid forms on time
JACKSON, MI -- Baker College of Jackson will host College Goal Sunday on February 13, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., 2800 Springport Rd., Jackson. The free event helps parents of college-bound students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form on time.
Read More Friday, February 4, 2011
News Spotlight: Recent MSU Alumni and a local East Lansing resident launch a company, “Global Mentors LLC” Connecting Minds Worldwide

EAST, LANSING, MI -- When Vishwajeet K. Singh took ‘the walk’ in the sunny summer of 2010 at Michigan State University (MSU), he had a strong urge to give something back to the community at-large, particularly to the MSU community and its wonderful University town of East Lansing that has given him so much – friends, family and life-long education to boast about. Employed now as a faculty at the University of Oregon where he teaches Hindi/Urdu for World Languages Academy, exactly within a year he is close to fulfilling his urge and now come back to the town to launch his new venture, “Global Mentors LLC”.

Read More Monday, January 31, 2011
News Spotlight: Public Invited to WKAR Night at Kresge Art Museum

EAST LANSING, MI – Join WKAR staff for the station's annual WKAR
Evening at Kresge Art Museum for an exclusive showing of the museum's
winter 2011 Masterwork Exhibition, "The Best of Friends: The Friends of
Kresge Art Museum." The event takes place Thursday, February 10, from
6-8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.

Read More Monday, January 31, 2011
News Spotlight: Former Michigan Governor Granholm Tells Us Her Plans for the Future

Dear Friends:

Today Dan and I are very pleased to be able to share with you the plans we have put in place for the year ahead.It's going to be a very exciting year, devoted to a portfolio of projects that includes writing, teaching and public speaking on issues about which we are passionate, including clean energy and leadership.Our time will be divided between Michigan, Washington, D.C. and California, working on an agenda that includes the following:
Read More Monday, January 24, 2011
News Spotlight: Ruth Hallman 4th Annual Chili & Soup Birthday Party

   Each year since the murder of Ruth Hallman in 2007 a memory Birthday Party is celebrated to honor her for the work she did in the Lansing community to make all neighborhoods a safer place to live, work and play.  Ruth served as a Watch Coordinator, President of her Neighborhood Association and on the North Precinct Advisory Board lending her support and knowledge to enhancing our community. 

Read More Monday, January 24, 2011
News Spotlight: WARM THE HEART KNIT-A-THON: Knitting for Community, Peaceful Planet on February 12, 2011

 Knitters from Mid-Michigan will gather from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011, to knit together and make items to benefit young adults at Child and Family Services of Lansing.  The Knit-a-Thon will be held at Perspective2, 319 East Grand River Ave. in Lansing, Michigan’s Old Town.

Read More Monday, January 24, 2011
News Spotlight: 2011 PAC Assessment: Integrating Active, Liveable Lifestyles into Your Community’s Culture

 LANSING, MI -- The 2011 Promoting Active Communities Assessment has been launched! The PAC assessment is a free online tool that helps communities assess their built environment, policies and programs related to active living. Any city, village, township, or charter township in Michigan is eligible to register; all communities must register by June 15, 2011.

Read More Friday, January 21, 2011
Job Seekers: Child & Family Services, Capital Area - Permanency Specialist

The Permanency Specialist must have a degree in Social Work or a related field. Experience will include a minimum of 2 years working with children and families in a child welfare service delivery system;  Working knowledge and effective use of community resources; 

Read More Friday, January 14, 2011
News Spotlight: Lil`Kim Disses Nicki Minaj ... Again









Lil' Kim (right) and Niki Chin. Photo by Roland Hyde


By Roland Hyde

NEW YORK, NY -- The Queen Bee is extremely upset and her venom is aimed at the new rap phenom known as Nicky Minaj. 
In one of her latest public appearances in New York City, the sassy veteran  rap diva, Lil`Kim, while hosting a joint birthday party for celebrity fashion designer and TV personality, Niki Chin, and music producer Sean Due, seized the opportunity to add fuel to the fire of hostility between herself and Nicki Minaj. 
Read More Tuesday, January 11, 2011
News Spotlight - Haiti – Almost One Year After Quake, Women Remain Prey For Sexually Depraved

By CaribWorldNews

NEW YORK, NY -- Fourteen -year-old, Machou lives in a makeshift camp for displaced people in Carrefour Feuilles, south-west Port-au-Prince. She was raped in March when she went to the toilet.
Read More Tuesday, January 11, 2011
News Spotlight - Michigan Lottery Commercial Casting January 4th

  WHAT:   Michigan Lottery Commercial Casting – The I Group will be conducting a state-wide, open call for new talent to take part in a Michigan   Lottery commercial. The goal is to involve kids and adults throughout Michigan in this TV commercial because the commercial focus is to show the great benefit of the    Michigan Lottery and how it affects our local community.

Read More Monday, January 3, 2011

The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), in cooperation with the Lansing Area Safety Council, will once again offer curb-to-curb transportation on New Year’s Eve.  “CATA is committed to providing safe transportation on New Year’s Eve.

Read More Wednesday, December 22, 2010
News Spotlight: End of Year Letter from Representative Joan Bauer

It is hard to believe that my second term as your State Representative is coming to a close and that the 95th Michigan Legislature has concluded all anticipated business for the term, with only the sine die adjournment session remaining on Dec. 29. It has been a tremendous privilege to represent the people of the 68th District for the past four years and I am honored to be returning for a third term.


Read More Tuesday, December 21, 2010
News Spotlight: Pet World

Pet World
By Steve Dale
Tribune Media Services

Q: Of course, Collies were originally bred to herd sheep. My Lassie has only seen sheep on TV. Why does my dog smell like sheep? - A.F., Phoenix, AZ

Read More Wednesday, December 1, 2010
News Spotlight:What’s Next For Jimmie Johnson: Greatest Driver…Ever?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.– There is no question Jimmie Johnson has built a dynasty with five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships.
So what’s left for the driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet to accomplish? A few scribes have already posed the question: Is Johnson on track to become the best driver in the history of NASCAR?

Read More Tuesday, November 30, 2010
News Spotlight: MDCH and MPHI to Host Breastfeeding Summit

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the Michigan
Public Health Institute (MPHI) will host the upcoming “Every Ounce
Counts – Michigan Breastfeeding Summit” as an effort to bring
business, industry, government, health and community leaders together to
better understand the critical role they have to the future of our state
and the health of our citizens by supporting breastfeeding mothers. The
goal of the summit is to build stronger partnerships, share successes
and find new opportunities by working with other leaders to devise
strategies and actions that support breastfeeding.

Read More Monday, November 29, 2010
News Spotlight: Michigan will stop accepting new claims for federal UI extension benefits on Saturday, November 27

Governor Granholm urges Congress to continue the federal EUC program

NOVEMBER 22, 2010 – Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) will stop taking and processing new claims for the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) after November 27, as Congress has not passed legislation extending the federally-funded jobless benefits beyond their November 30 expiration date.


Read More Monday, November 22, 2010
News Spotlight: World AIDS Day 2010

The Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN) along with the greater Lansing community is hosting a program recognizing World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1st at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.  Every 9Ω minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Read More Monday, November 22, 2010
News Spotlight: Turkeys and Potatoes and Pies, Oh, MI! Keep Your Thanksgiving Feast Safe, Local and Delicious

LANSING – Enjoying Michigan ’s bountiful selection of Thanksgiving fare is a tradition shared by many families each year. Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Don Koivisto is offering consumers some simple tips to safely prepare a delicious Thanksgiving meal and is encouraging consumers to purchase Michigan products - from turkeys and cranberries to pumpkin pie and ice cream - when preparing for their traditional feast.

Read More Monday, November 22, 2010
Special News Spotlight: Laying to Rest the Eady Family – Fatal Car Crash on 10-10-2010

Lansing, MI -- November 17, 2010-  The Eady family has arrived back home in Lansing, MI.  Surviving family members: mother, Aretha Eady, daughter, Sophia and son, Charles, Jr. are doing miraculously better.

Read More Wednesday, November 17, 2010
News Spotlight: College job market to see slight rebound

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- The national job market for college graduates should rebound slightly next year as many large corporations end hiring freezes and small, fast-growth companies continue helping reshape the economy, according to Michigan State University’s 2010-11 Recruiting Trends report.


Read More Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lansing, MI—In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) will conclude all MSU campus bus service at 11:30PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.  All other CATA routes and services will conclude at their regular time on Wednesday.

Read More Wednesday, November 17, 2010
News Spotlight: Kwanzaa Intellectual-Fest

In December, MSU-AAAS's speaker series “Re-negotiating Meaning in Black Studies Today” will present an event that advances knowledge about an African American holiday, Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, culture and consciousness.

Read More Wednesday, November 17, 2010
News Spotlight: Detroit’s urban farms could provide a majority of fruits and vegetables for local residents

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Transforming vacant urban lots into farms and community gardens could provide Detroit residents with a majority of their fruits and vegetables.

As city officials ponder proposals for urban farms, a Michigan State University study indicates that a combination of urban farms, community gardens, storage facilities and hoop houses -- greenhouses used to extend the growing season – could supply local residents with more than 75 percent of their vegetables and more than 40 percent of their fruits.

Read More Wednesday, November 17, 2010
News Spotlight: Lansing Workers' Center Recognizes Wage Theft

During a national week of action concerning wage theft, the Lansing Workers' Center, continues to empower workers to stand up for their rights. Since opening its doors last Labor Day, the Lansing Workers' Center and has been talking to workers about wage theft, unemployment claims, and everything in between.

Read More Wednesday, November 17, 2010

 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, chairman and founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, poses with April Kelly-Drummond, director of Corporate Diversity for Denny's, at the12thAnnual Taylor Michael's Scholarship Program Conference in Los Angeles, hosted by the Magic Johnson Foundation. 

Read More Tuesday, November 16, 2010
News Spotlight: Michigan resident Rosemarie Wilson Receives National Poetry Awards

Photo: Rosemarie Wilson, author of “One Single Rose . . . Poetry Blossomed from a Rose Core” accepting the New & Upcoming Poet of the Year Award at the 2010 National Poetry Award Ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 22, 2010.

Wilson's "Eyes Back to Basics" also wins 1st Place in the Detroit Writers' Guild 2010 Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest.

Courtesy photo 

Read More Monday, November 1, 2010
News Spotlight: Uplift Our Youth Foundation Dinner Fundraiser

The Uplift Our Youth Foundation, 6th Annual Grant Award and Fundraising Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the University Club of Michigan State University 3435 Forest Road, Lansing MI 48911.  Rufus Gladney Vice-President of Consumers Energy and the chairman of the event announced that the evening begins with a reception at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:45.  This year’s speaker will be William Mayes, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA).

Read More Friday, October 29, 2010
Important News Spotlight: Michigan Group Develops Bed Bug Resources for Communities and Citizens

  In response to public anxiety and increasing reports of bed bug infestations in Michigan’s metropolitan areas, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has developed a Web site and a comprehensive manual aimed at educating renters, homeowners, facility managers, and other government agencies about the best practices for bed bug prevention and control.

Read More Thursday, July 15, 2010
Important News Spotlight: Pertussis Exposure in Ingham County

A child who attended Grandparents University at Michigan State University (MSU) was diagnosed by their physician with pertussis (also known as whooping cough).

Read More Saturday, July 10, 2010
News Spotlight - Michigan Dept. of Agriculture Warns Food Establishments of Phony Inspector Scam


Fake food inspectors threatening fines, enforcement actions
LANSING – The Michigan departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Community Health, in cooperation with the Michigan Restaurant Association, are warning the state’s food establishments about a scam involving fake food inspectors who are currently making the rounds in Michigan.
Read More Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Smith withdraws from Governor's race

YPSILANTI, MI – State Representative Alma Wheeler Smith (D-Salem) today announced that she has ended her campaign to be Michigan’s next Governor.
Read More Monday, May 10, 2010
News Spotlight: Hats Off to Health Diabetes Awareness Event Set

 Diabetes is one of the most serious health challenges facing Americans today. Nearly 21 million people in the United States, or 7 percent of the population, have diabetes. And another 54 million people are believed to have the beginning stages of diabetes. Every minute of every day, another American develops type 2 diabetes.

Read More Monday, April 12, 2010
News Spotlight: Tavis Smiley Set to Speak at Kellogg Center

 “Michigan: Our Youth, Our Future!” is one of three national town hall events.  

Tavis Smiley will keynote Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 1-6 p.m. at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Please register FREE on-line at - Space is limited so register today!!!


Read More Wednesday, March 31, 2010
News Spotlight: Smith only Dem candidate to gain in polls

State Representative Alma Wheeler Smith (D-Salem) today announced that her campaign is the only in the Democratic primary that is gaining momentum. Smith’s claim comes after the latest results of a Rasmussen opinion poll were released.

Read More Wednesday, March 31, 2010
News Spotlight: Men. Take Charge of Your Health!!! Health Fair for Minority Men

 Be informed about the health issues impacting minority men.  A must attend Health Fair and Men's Health Dialogue is set for April 1 at the Ingham County Health Department.

Read More Tuesday, March 30, 2010
2010 Most Influential & Interesting

During the entire year prior to this edition, we are looking  for people who are doing great things in our community.  They may or may not be on your radar but to The New Citizens Press they provide value to our community.  We also realize that there are others who you think belong in “The Most Influential and Interesting” column.  We are willing to consider anyone regardless of race, affiliations, education or socioeconomic background.

Read More Monday, March 15, 2010
New TNCP Column: “MoJo's Table-for-Two Reviews” -9-4

 Michelle and John Oliver are two graduate students who love food.  Welcome them by emailing your favorite restaurants to TNCP.

Read More Monday, March 15, 2010
News Spotlight: 4-H Food Club Receives Gardening Grant










The 4-H Food Club at the Ingham Family Center will be building on the gardening skills learned by the students last year where they planted and maintained a large garden and consumed over 300 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. (l to r) Scott Leroy, Sara Deprez, Randy Bell, Stephanie Reuter and Heather Borden.


Read More Wednesday, March 10, 2010
News Spotlight: Granholm to Meet with Google in California, Pitch Michigan for Fiber Optic Network Trial


Governor Jennifer M. Granholm on March 10, 2010, will meet with officials at Google in California to thank them for their ongoing investment in Michigan and encourage the company to include the state in the testing of Google fiber, its new ultra-high speed fiber optic broadband network.  Earlier today, Granholm met with venture capitalists and high-tech company representatives in Menlo Park in an effort to persuade them to bring investment and business to Michigan.  

Read More Wednesday, March 10, 2010
News Spotlight: Richard Bernstein Announces Campaign for Attorney General

 Congressmen Schauer, Peters, and Conyers Endorse Bernstein along with Democratic Leaders

Read More Thursday, March 4, 2010
Freedom of Information Act - Your Right to Know

Journalists and citizens who file Freedom of Information Act requests often expect delay or denial, unfortunately, that can impact  your daily life. Oftentimes, the lack of information provided by governmental agencies limit the ability to investigate issues, protect individuals or open the doors of justice. istockphoto

Read More Friday, February 26, 2010
Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

Did you know that you can ask for the documents below under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)?

Read More Friday, February 26, 2010
Job Seekers: Census 2010 is Hiring Now!

 Here’s how accepting a job can affect your unemployment benefits…

Read More Thursday, February 25, 2010
Congratulations Willard K. Walker Recipient of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award


“It's not the towering sail, but the unseen wind that moves the ship”     - a Proverb


Former City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services department director and State of Michigan executive, Willard Walker, is a senior policy consultant at Public Policy Associates (PPA), Incorporated, a national research and development firm.  
Read More Thursday, February 25, 2010
News Spotlight: Want a Stress Free Life: Just Breathe!!

 What if someone told you to “breathe” your stresses away – would you believe them? There is a very powerful secret to the breath, that can help you achieve the calm, centered mind that most people are looking for.

Read More Tuesday, February 23, 2010
News Spotlight: Two Area Law Enforcement Leaders Get Statewide “Crime Fighter Awards”










Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan – a statewide crime prevention nonprofit organization led by more than 400 of Michigan’s best-known police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and crime survivors – honored two of its members with Fight Crime’s prestigious “Crime Fighter Award”.   Chief Milton L. Scales, Jr., (left) Director, Office of Criminal Investigation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and to Chief Martin J. Underhill, (right) Chief of Police, City of Grand Ledge. 


Read More Tuesday, February 23, 2010
News Spotlight: The Lansing Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

 The Lansing Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is hosting Delta Census Day on February 27, from 11 am to 1 pm at the Lansing Fire Station #46 , 5135 Pleasant Grove. 

Read More Tuesday, February 23, 2010
News Spotlight - Michigan Civil Rights Director Dies Unexpectedly

 Michigan Civil Rights Commission Chair Matthew Wesaw comments  regarding the untimely death of Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Kelvin W. Scott on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Read More Monday, February 22, 2010
News Spotlight - Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement Negotiate Agreement


Read More Monday, February 22, 2010
News Spotlight - Granholm, Bing, Ficano Announce Training for Film Industry Jobs Available to Detroit Residents


Federal grant supports hands-on education in film production


LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, and Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano today announced that, thanks to a federal grant, Detroit residents can apply for training to work in Michigan’s growing film industry.  The $438,000 U.S. Department of Labor community-based job-training grant will be administered by the Detroit Workforce Development Department (DWDD), a Michigan Works! agency.


Read More Monday, February 22, 2010
Retire Smart: New Year's Resolution For a New Decade: Finding New Work With Meaning

By Mark Miller
Tribune Media Services

Pollster John Zogby posed this question last summer to 4,000 Americans: "What will be the historic legacy of Baby Boomers?" The responses were startling.

Read More Saturday, February 13, 2010
Congratulations to Tiara Adams

Tiara's parents, family and friends are proud of everything she has achieved...and the person she is.  Tiara pictured here making a free throw playing against Northwood University. 

Courtesy Photo

Read More Saturday, February 13, 2010
News Spotlight: Republican for Governor Says Public-private partnerships can save Michigan millions


To bring Michigan to better times, we must act boldly and creatively.  Frankly, there are more risks if we continue down the usual path than if we explore new territory. Pictured:  Mike Bouchard, Republican candidate for Governor 

Read More Saturday, February 6, 2010
News Spotlight: Entrepreneurs... Stand Out From Your Competitors







Juice up your business with an opportunity to make your marketing campaign POP!!

Win a FREE marketing communications campaign for your business! Entrepreneur marketing and design campaign contest is open now and runs through March 1, 2010.

Read More Thursday, February 4, 2010
Getting Rid of Junk Mail










Feeling overwhelmed with junk mail? Sorting through it is easier than you think.

Read More Thursday, February 4, 2010
News Spotlight: BBB Warns Against Twitter Money-Making Schemes

Read the fine print or risk getting burned with Twitter work-at-home offers

Read More Saturday, January 23, 2010
News Spotlight: Own a Business, Own Your Future

Next Bright Idea is an idea competition for any student enrolled in a higher education institution in the Greater Lansing Region. Students can submit their idea to until Sunday, January 24. Starting January 25, the community can vote on which idea is their favorite.

Read More Saturday, January 23, 2010
News Spotlight: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s 2010 Founders’ Day Program

Epsilon Tau Sigma Chapter, the Lansing graduate chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., invites area residents to attend the Chapter’s annual Founders’ Day program on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 5:00 PM, at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 1001 Dakin.  The theme of the program is Education -- The Stabilizing Force for a Better Future, and the keynote speaker will be Robert C. Bobb, Emergency Financial Director of the Detroit public school system.

Read More Thursday, January 21, 2010
News Spotlight: Smith rejects Bishop's plan

Alma Wheeler Smith who is running for governor (D-Salem) criticized Senate Leader Mike Bishop and his Republican colleagues on their proposal calling for a reduction in state worker pay.

Read More Wednesday, January 20, 2010
News Spotlight: Michigan State licenses tattoo-matching technology to ID criminals, victims

Corrections and law enforcement officials will now have the capability to search tattoo image databases to help identify suspects, criminals and victims

Read More Wednesday, January 20, 2010
News Spotlight: Rebuild Michigan’s economy through opportunities for our skilled trades

Michael J. Bouchard is Oakland County sheriff and a Republican candidate for governor

Read More Wednesday, January 20, 2010

 The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) will be hosting a Winter Member Mixer and Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Perspective2 Studio at 319 East Grand River Avenue in Old Town Lansing.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Read More Thursday, January 14, 2010
National and World: US Residents Mount Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

A group of Haitian American leaders, state and local officials met to map out a humanitarian relief efforts as the extent of the damage from a category 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti.

Read More Wednesday, January 13, 2010
National and World: BBB Advises Donors on How to Vet Haiti Earthquake Charity Appeals

 Not All Charities are Equipped to Help and Some Might be Fraudulent, Warns BBB

Read More Wednesday, January 13, 2010
News Spotlight: The Virtual Hallucination Machine is Coming to Town

 Would you like to learn more about Bi-Polar Disorder and Treatment?

Read More Tuesday, January 12, 2010
News Spotlight: John Freeman Drops Out of MI Governor's Race

 Democrat John Freeman has dropped out of the Governor's race.  Read the heartfelt blog post sent to The New Citizens Press.

Read More Tuesday, January 12, 2010
News Spotlight: The Lansing Area Hispanic Business Association Meet

  The Lansing Area Hispanic Business Association invites all minority and woman-owned business owners, associates, professionals, and guests to attend our next LAHBA business meeting.

Read More Monday, January 11, 2010
News Spotlight: Changes Make it Easier to Qualify for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs


Changes Make it Easier to Qualify for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs


Read More Monday, January 11, 2010
News Spotlight: Advocacy Training Workshop

 Interested in a free grassroots advocacy training program?

Read More Monday, January 11, 2010
News Spotlight: Local Sorority Gives Back to Many on MLK Day

On Monday, January 18, 2010 Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., Chi Epsilon Omega Chapter will be participating in the nationwide celebration of Martin Luther King Day of Service.  They will be supporting several groups during an all day event at Black Child and Family Institute. 

Read More Sunday, January 10, 2010
News Spotlight: Mizz Reality and Worship Without Words to Appear at St. Stephen’s 2010 Women’s Weekend



St. Stephen’s Community Church, United Church Of Christ will be hosting its annual Women’s Weekend, January 22-24, 2010.  This year’s theme is “DIVAS: Divinely Inspired Victorious Anointed Sisters in Christ”. The scripture for the weekend is 2 Peter 1:5-8. 



Read More Saturday, January 9, 2010
News Spotlight: Local Agency Counsels Children of Domestic Violence

Avon Foundation Gives EVE's House and Legal Services of South Central Michigan a Grant for Helping Children of Domestic Violence


Read More Thursday, January 7, 2010
News Spotlight: Lab Report Confirms What Killed MSU Student.

 The Ingham County Medical Examiner’s Office today releases the findings into the death of Brian McMillen

Read More Thursday, January 7, 2010
News Spotlight: BBB Lists Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2009

Free trial offers and scams that take advantage of tough economic times dominate the list

Read More Thursday, December 31, 2009
6 Organizing Tips to Reduce Clutter and Stress


Do you ever feel life is passing you by in a whirl wind of activities and personal drama’s? Do you wish for simpler days? That probably isn’t going to happen but what can happen is that you can reduce clutter and simplify your life just by making a few simple choices and maybe a couple of changes. As a professional organizer I suggest 6 organizing tips to reduce clutter and simplify our lives. 

Read More Thursday, December 31, 2009
News Briefs - 8-25


BET Host Visits Cooley Law School On MLK Day 

“Regional Growth: Choices for our Future” 

Read More Wednesday, December 30, 2009
News Spotlight: Nigerian Terror Suspect: This Apple Fell Too Far From the Tree


The Mutallabs: contrasting terror-bound son Farouk Abdul Mutallab and business mogul father Alhaji Umaru Mutallab (above). On December 25, 2009 Farouk attempted to blow up a plane that was travelling from Amsterdam to Detroit, MI


Read More Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'Madea's Big Happy Family' marks character's first stage outing in  five years 

Read More Tuesday, December 29, 2009 --2010 Mustang Sophisticated Muscle


The Ford Mustang, a classic car has been completely redesigned and  totally reinvented as a new sophisticated muscle car.

Read More Sunday, December 20, 2009
News Briefs - 8-24

Ele's Place, a healing center for grieving children, is seeking caring adults to volunteer as facilitators with its children's bereavement support groups.  People of color, males, and bilingual individuals are particularly encouraged to apply; however, any interested adult is welcome to submit a volunteer application for this rewarding opportunity.

Read More Sunday, December 20, 2009
News Briefs 8-23


Read More Thursday, December 17, 2009
SERENA FINED LARGEST AMOUNT IN USTA HISTORY: US Open tirade will cost her more than 82 grand

Serena Williams was fined a record $82,500 for her U.S. Open outburst against a lineswoman and could be suspended from the annual New York event if she has another "major offense" at any Grand Slam in the next two years.    

Read More Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Don’t Fall Prey to Identity Thieves over the Holidays

Tips to help you keep your money safe during the holiday season.

Read More Wednesday, December 16, 2009
What's Mighty About Medicine?

Mighty Medicine is a guitar and vocal duo whose intention is to offer music that swings while it nourishes; funky folk with splashes of jazz and blues, and original tunes with hopeful, positive words we can all use a little dose of now and then.
Photo by David Smith

Read More Thursday, November 12, 2009
News Briefs: Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Absentee ballots are available for voters who qualify

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land reminds residents to cast ballots in local elections Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Read More Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Blind Pastor Gives Students a New Vision

Left: Reverend Larry Woods and Michigan State University student, James Bosko, chat at the West Acres Student Lounge.  Photo by Bob Chaphalkar

Read More Sunday, October 11, 2009
The Royalaires Still Performing After 43 Years

Top Left to Right:  Charles James, Miller Mendenhall, James Jones, Jay Johnson,  Nathaniel McGhee and Henry Rogers
Below Left to Right:  Johnnie Risper, Dennis Johnson and Joe Lane

Read More Sunday, October 11, 2009
Former Detroit Lion Tackles Prostate Cancer

Left: Former Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Freddie Scott was once in action and focused on the endzone.   He is now focused on the fight for early detection of prostate cancer.  He recently spoke at New Hope Church of God In Christ in Lansing.

Courtesy photo

Read More Sunday, September 27, 2009
Accidental Shooting Lands Burress in Jail


Plaxico Burress, the former New York Giants wide receiver who accidentally shot himself in the leg at a nightclub last year, was sentenced September 22, 2009 to two years in prison on various gun charges.

Read More Sunday, September 27, 2009



Dr. Henrie M. Treadwell (left) recently spoke in Lansing at an event entitled “A  Roadmap to Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities in Michigan”.

Read More Sunday, September 27, 2009
Finding Faith: One Man’s Journey

LANSING, MI -- Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month of fasting from dawn until dusk.  The fasting is to develop humility for mankind and also learn self control.  It's a time of intensive prayer and reflection. Ramadan is also the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an was revealed.   The annual date of Ramadan is based on the sighting on the moon.

Left: Al-Farooq Masjid located at 442 14th Street in Atlanta, GA.

Read More Monday, September 14, 2009

 Rapper's giveaway targeted people without transport who are struggling to keep or find jobs

Read More Monday, September 14, 2009
The Tasty Comfort of Mama Bear’s



Left:  Owner of Mama Bear’s, Cecila Garcia, takes a moment to pause and change the menu for the day.  Inside 10 people wait in line for a taste of her delicious eats.

Read More Monday, September 14, 2009
State of Our Health: Through the Voices of Our People and COGIC Walk-a-thon Set

Mother Mary J. Walton, Joshua Gillespie, and The Honorable Bishop P.A. Brooks (COGIC) and Christine Johnson are working together to make sure the walk-athon and health symposium are a hugh success. TNCP Photo

Read More Monday, August 31, 2009
WE REMEMBER: Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009

Edward M. Kennedy was the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and the second longest-serving current member of the Senate. He was first elected in 1962 to complete the final two years of the Senate term of his brother, Senator John F. Kennedy, who was elected President in 1960. Since then, Senator Kennedy has been re-elected to eight full terms.

Read More Monday, August 31, 2009
Festival Celebrates Vietnamese Culture

LANSING, MI -- One of the best qualities of Lansing is that it's a very culturally diverse city, which makes festival fun very interesting during the summer.

Left:  Two young women wearing Ao Dai’s (Vietnamese dress) on the second day of the 2- day long festival.

TNCP Photos

Read More Monday, August 31, 2009
Poetry “Reigns” in the Capital City



Dua S. Aldasouqi (left) who is Palestinian-American riveted the crowd
with her poem entitled “Who am I?”.

Read More Sunday, August 2, 2009

Alicia Keys, Vivica Fox, Martha Stewart among celebs at listening party.

Read More Sunday, August 2, 2009

LANSING, MI --On Tuesday, August 4, 2009, the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) will offer free rides to customers with a valid voter registration card.  The card must be presented to the driver when boarding to receive the free ride.

Read More Sunday, August 2, 2009
Travel Muse: Caribbean Private Island Paradises

There are Caribbean resorts and then there are "private island resorts," where you can have a slice of some of the most secluded and exclusive pieces of paradise almost entirely to yourself. These havens can ironically be more authentic than your typical island getaway, eschewing manicured perfection and an overload of activities, instead relying on natural beauty and serenity to touch your senses. As they say on Guana Island, it's the "Caribbean before it went public."

Read More Sunday, August 2, 2009
Kids Online – What Parents Need to Know

The Internet, the phenomenal resource which has developed over recent years, opens the world for children and teenagers. An endless supply of information and a choice of different ways to interact with others are instantly available. As with all inventions that transform the way we communicate - from the printing press to the telephone to television – there are great advantages, but there’s also a downside.  Parents should be aware of both sides so that they can maximize the benefits.

Read More Sunday, August 2, 2009
JazzFest is Set for August 7-8

Left : JazzFest crowds always enjoy the music and food.

LANSING, MI --  The Lansing JazzFest is back for its fifteenth year as an annual FREE community music festival August 7th and 8th on the streets of beautiful, historic Old Town Lansing!

Read More Monday, July 20, 2009

“There is a saying ‘once you go Mac, you never go back’ states David Smith (left) who is pictured with Sasha Copic (right).  Both work at Capitol Macintosh.

1915 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
Toll Free 1.800.562.0192

Read More Monday, July 20, 2009
TNCP's BBB's on the Move




 Lindsay Huddleston Takes a New Position

Read More Monday, July 20, 2009
Even in Death, King of Pop Stirs Racial Divide

The first nasty inkling that even the King of Pop can stir racial divides came with the Mt. Everest-sized list of postings on blogs, chat rooms, and Web sites the week after Michael Jackson’s death. Many writers dredged up all of the old drug, child molestation and other dirt digs on Jackson.

Read More Monday, July 20, 2009
BBB Warns Against Twitter Money-Making Schemes

Read the fine print or risk getting burned with Twitter work-at-home offers

Read More Monday, July 20, 2009
Green Living 8-12

What to Check for When Buying Used Cars

Read More Sunday, July 5, 2009
Remembering the Other Michael Jackson August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

The world  is mourning after the death of super pop star Michael Jackson (Left)

Near the end of the first week of Michael Jackson’s infamous child molestation trial in 2005, a large group of African-American community activists and leaders gathered at a community center in Los Angeles to talk about Jackson, the trial and whether he was a target because he was a rich, successful, and famous African-American. This is the slightly paranoid tinged chatter heard whenever a black celebrity, and there have been a lot of them, wind up in the court docket for real or alleged crimes or are lambasted in the media for bad behavior.

Read More Sunday, July 5, 2009



Jacqueline Carter says she has no hate for the man who killed her son

The world  is shocked by the  racially motivated murder of Stephen Johns (above), while working at the Holocaust Museum.


Read More Sunday, June 21, 2009
Green Living 8-11


Read More Sunday, June 21, 2009
Business Profile: Kirabo, Hand Made Fair Trade







1.  Kirabo is an eclectic store.  Tell us what is the meaning of "Kirabo"?

Kirabo is a Ugandian word for “gift”.  Since we are a gift shop, that sells exclusively fair trade merchandise from developing countries, we selected the name to be both appropriate and worldly. 

Read More Sunday, June 21, 2009
Youth Feature: The Best, Brightest and Most Beautiful

Left: Student, 8 year old, Kalani Davis wins “Lansing 150 Parade of the Decades" 
writing competition for second graders.

Read More Friday, June 5, 2009
U.S. Combat Troops on Pace to Leave Iraqi Cities by June 30

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Fredrick Santucci, attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and an Iraqi army officer plan a patrol route through the city of Abu Ghraib, Nassir Wa Salam province, Iraq, on May 17, 2009.   DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Whelan, U.S. Navy

Read More Friday, June 5, 2009



911 call transcripts released; mother did CPR until firefighters arrived

Read More Friday, June 5, 2009
Mother Speaks About Son’s Murder





One year later, Vivian Bodiford feels that she became a victim as soon as she found out that her son, James Edward Jones III, was murdered.  She holds his picture close as she looks at his athletic trophies from his childhood and newspaper
clippings about his death.  TNCP Photo

Read More Monday, May 25, 2009
Next Edition will Feature 2009’s Best, Brightest and Most Beautiful...TNCP Catches Up With Past Honoree

The Best, Brightest and Most Beautiful 2009  edition will be featured in the June 24, 2009 - July 4, 2009 edition.  We have some surprises for you.  Our goal is to introduce you to people who are making strides towards making the Greater Lansing Area look great.

Read More Monday, May 25, 2009
Farrah Fawcett: ‘Under a Microscope’ and Holding On to Hope

For more than 2 1/2 years, Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer has sparked a flurry of headlines for celebrity tabloids. But it also has stripped the actress of her ability to seek treatment while maintaining her privacy, she said in an interview.

Read More Monday, May 25, 2009
In Economic Crisis: Black Church Memberships Increases, Offerings Decrease

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The doors of the historic Black Church, a fortress of healing from social pain, have opened even wider during the economic crisis.

But, as church membership increases across the nation, offerings are decreasing, causing even houses of faith to make difficult decisions, pastors say.

Read More Monday, May 25, 2009
Crispy Gamer: What Happened to the Fun in Fitness Gaming?

EA Sports Active" uses the Wii's regular controls, as well as the Balance Board and resistance bands to deliver a full-body workout. If it can do it in an inspired and creative way, then it may be another must-have for those looking to get in shape while they have some fun.

Read More Monday, May 25, 2009
Ingham County's First Confirmed Case of Swine Flu
     The Ingham County Health Department has been notified by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) that Ingham County has its first confirmed human case of influenza A(H1N1). The individual, a 49 year old male, was not hospitalized and is recovering. This confirmed case doesnot come as a surprise, as H1N1 continues to spread throughout the world, we anticipate that additional confirmed cases will occur in Ingham County. The Health Department continues passive surveillance for H1N1 in coordination with our community partners.
Read More Friday, May 15, 2009
The Right Steps: L.A. Stepshow a Success

Front row L to R: Anita Turner, Doris Copedge, Lynnette Coulter, Angela Philmore, Robert Wright (sitting), Ullysses Liggins III (kneeling)
Second row L to R: Marsha Small, Amber Smith, LaFarra Hemphill, John Clark, Korey Scott, Bruce Odom
Last row L to R: Tasha Warfield, Samantha Alexander (can only see part of hat), Brandy Middlebrook, Robin King (can only see her partially), Ruth Payne, Mark Williams

Read More Saturday, May 9, 2009
Mother-Daughter Group Celebrates its 44th Cotillion




Prepared for the Future: Front row (l-r): Debutante Jenessa Davis, Debutante Megan Scott
Middle row (l-r): Debutante Moriah Burke, Debutante Avian Lain, Debutante Jade Jackson
Back row (l-r): Debutante Victoria Lipscomb, Debutante E'lan Brewer, Debutante Kai Brewer

Read More Saturday, May 9, 2009
Green Living: Thrift Stores Provide New Hope in Hard Times

Thrift store will help stretch dollars in a time when money is tight. At Volunteers of America they have business attire for extremely reasonable prices.

Read More Saturday, May 9, 2009




Something is not right in the universe today. And it could be because Kimberly Jones a/k/a Lil Kim, the curvaceous, hip wriggling, pint-sized rapper known the world over has been .... eliminated from "Dancing With The Stars!"

Read More Saturday, May 9, 2009
How to: Live eco-friendly

In today's world of cost-efficient workplaces and hybrid cars, it's no wonder that eco-friendly trends have carried into the home. Ed Begley, Jr. of HGTV's "Living With Ed" says there are several quick and easy ways to create an environmentally friendly atmosphere in your home.

Read More Saturday, May 9, 2009
Project Green Community Cookout and May Day Event Mix Fun, Friends and Family



Connie Nickson (right), Principal of Willow School, enjoys the Project Green event as she takes a break to help feed attendees.

Read More Saturday, May 9, 2009
How to: Get your home cleaner and greener

FRESNO, Calif. _ Anyone who has ever cleaned a glass shower door with a store-bought cleaner promising to remove dreaded soap scum will attest to trying to do the job as quickly as possible to avoid the smell.

Read More Saturday, May 9, 2009
Michigan hospitals, health care providers brace for governor’s Medicaid cuts

Michigan Health and Hospitals Association official: 'We are troubled because this action doesn’t seem to fit with the idea of good public and fiscal policy.'

Read More Saturday, May 9, 2009
Special: Lansing Loses Discount Dave's Buy Rite Furniture Store In Fire

A fire raged through Discount Dave's Buy Rite Furniture store located at 1121 S. Washington Avenue on Sunday, May 3, 2009.

Read More Sunday, May 3, 2009
Dino’s Barber Studio Joins Health Outreach Effort

Health and Haircuts:  A Perfect Match-  Simir Kur and Jennifer Elizondo talk to Dino Horton, owner of Dino’s Barber Studio and Johnny Colon about health issues.  TNCP Photo

LANSING, MI --  The African-American barbershop has long been a place where men could gather without fear of retribution since before the Civil Rights era.  It has always served as a place where men could comfortably talk about politics, life, education and their issues – including health.

Read More Sunday, April 26, 2009
Green Living 8-7

Buying Topic: What are green cars, and what's right for me?

Read More Sunday, April 26, 2009
An Unlikely Love Affair

Deon Joseph has gone from being overwhelmed by the conditions in the Skid Row district to thoroughly engaged with the community as senior lead officer in LAPD's Central Area.

Read More Sunday, April 26, 2009
At Last, Opportunities for Challenged High Schoolers

LANSING, MI --  A collaborative group of policy leaders gathered at Lansing Community College to speak to an audience of policy leaders and decision makers.  They presented their stories on navigating the educational process and multitude of challenges they have faced staying in school.  This is Part I of II.  The students share their stories in this edition and in Part II, we will talk to the policymakers about the event and their views.







Left to Right: Students Sharon Wheeler, Ky-Wane Jelks, Jordan Kamins, Jesus Bonilla, Raymond JaJou and Gabriell Jennings spoke at a recent public policy event and Lansing Community College  High School Diploma Completion Initiative Director, Tracey Taylor.  TNCP Photo

Read More Sunday, April 12, 2009

Former Secretary of State to appear on ABC show to thank a disabled Gulf War vet

Read More Sunday, April 12, 2009
C.R.A.F.T. Students Get Hands On Experience

LANSING, MI -- Imagine life without a plumber.  Good plumbing is vital to a healthy life.  Clean drinking water, a hot bath or proper irrigation for crops wouldn’t occur without good plumbers. 

Read More Sunday, March 29, 2009
CONDI RICE SPEAKS AT NFL OWNERS MEETING: Topics included football, politics and need for American optimism

  *Former Secretary of State and avid football fan Condoleezza Rice received numerous standing ovations recently while speaking at an event during a meeting of NFL owners.

Read More Sunday, March 29, 2009
A Call to Peace, A Call to Action

Weusi Olusola fought for peace in communities.  He survived a drive by shooting and was the outspoken leader of the Pioneers for Peace.  He recently died of cancer.  Courtesy photo.

Read More Sunday, March 29, 2009
MICHELLE OBAMA BACK ON NEW YORKER COVER: First Lady leads magazine's bi-annual Style Issue

Michelle Obama is back on the cover of the New Yorker magazine, this time in a far less controversial artist rendering.      

Read More Saturday, March 14, 2009
Children of Incarcerated Parents: Helping the Silent Victims

When Katia Dukes was nine, her father was arrested for killing her mother and sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison. As her father was escorted from the courtroom, young Katia became another silent victim -- a child with an incarcerated parent.








           By Dr. Henrie M. Treadwell

Read More Saturday, March 14, 2009
March is Women’s History Month The Changing Faces in Medicine

Angenette Purcell (middle) is  surrounded by her loving and supportive family.  She is a second year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  A mother with a strong determination, is set on fulfilling a lifetime goal to become a physician. Courtesy photo

Read More Sunday, March 1, 2009
FALLOUT CONTINUES OVER LEAKED RIHANNA PHOTO: LAPD investigating; singer's dad blames cops


The father of pop star Rihanna is blaming the Los Angeles Police Department for the leak of a photo showing his daughter's battered and bruised face following a domestic dispute with Chris Brown.     

Read More Sunday, March 1, 2009
How to: Have an Earth-friendly wedding



KANSAS CITY, MO -- Something old, something new, something borrowed, something green?

Read More Sunday, March 1, 2009

Singer's open letter condemns chimp cartoon; urges entertainers to stop granting them interviews

Read More Sunday, March 1, 2009
Black History: Redefined in 2009: Part 1

LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Senate passed legislation recently that will encourage public schools at the middle and high school levels to focus on the advanced kingdoms of Pre-colonial Africa during world history instruction, instead of the most primitive Africans who did not represent the continent.



Above: Charles Six, President, Ending Stereotypes for America; Representative  Mike Nofs (R-Battle Creek) and former Representative Brenda Clack (D-Flint). Courtesy photo

Read More Sunday, February 15, 2009
Kicking Dust, Leaves and Snow- Moncure Workers Overcome

Workers at Moncure Plywood, in Moncure, North Carolina, are steadfast but weary as they have walked the picket line through three seasons of weather. Workers voted near-unanimously last July 20 to strike.

"We are standing on the word of God that we can see through this, and we are gratefully receiving support from all over the state," said Lewis Cameron, president of Machinists Local Lodge W369. Workers receive $150 a week strike pay.

Read More Sunday, February 15, 2009
Bessie Coleman: Paving the Way in Aviation


(BPRW) In a year of such firsts as Jamaican-decent pilot Barrington Irving’s trek around the world in a single-engine airplane, and the Tuskegee airmen earning a Congressional Gold Medal; perhaps it is fitting to go a little further back into aviation history to discuss the premier African American woman of flight. Bessie Coleman was born in a small town in northeastern Texas in 1892, the 10th of 13 children and would ultimately become the world’s first licensed black pilot.

Read More Sunday, February 15, 2009
Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration

The Regional Inaugural Balls are an inaugural tradition that President-elect Obama  continued, inviting guests from the Midwest, the West, the East, the South, and the Mid-Atlantic regions to their own celebrations.   It is one of the 10 balls that the president and Michelle attended. Photo by Barbara Roberts Mason

Read More Friday, January 30, 2009
JUSTICE: Post-Katrina, White Vigilantes Shot African-Americans With Impunity

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans fractured along racial fault lines as its government collapsed. Read about it in our next edition. White vigilante gunmen nearly killed Donnell Herrington.
Photo by Chandra McCormick & Keith Calhoun

The way Donnell Herrington tells it, there was no warning. One second he was trudging through the heat. The next he was lying prostrate on the pavement, his life spilling out of a hole in his throat, his body racked with pain, his vision blurred and distorted.

Read More Friday, January 30, 2009

    First Lady Michelle Obama has spoken out about two newly-released dolls that share the same names as her young daughters,

Read More Friday, January 30, 2009
Green Collar Jobs=Eco-Friendly Economy

Green collar jobs signal employment shift toward eco-friendly economy

Read More Friday, January 30, 2009
“The Color Purple” Set at The Wharton Center

Producer Scott Sanders always heard music between the pages of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Color Purple." Then when the story was adapted into a Steven Spielberg film, Sander's feeling that this tale deserved a musical voice increased.

Read More Friday, January 30, 2009
We Remember Community Activist Sherill D. Pittman ...May 23, 1954 - January 10, 2009...

“There has been a lot of speculation going on around about me having cancer.  This is true.  This is something that can happen to anyone; therefore, you have yourself examined annually.”
          - Sherill Pittman

Read More Monday, January 19, 2009
OBAMA TO APPEAR IN SPIDER-MAN COMIC: Marvel appreciated President-elect's love for superhero as a kid



To reward Barack Obama's childhood love for Spider-Man comics, Marvel Comics has announced it will give the president-elect a "shout-out back" by featuring him in a bonus story, said Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief.

Read More Sunday, January 18, 2009
Hudson school bullying case goes to trial

Bullying has affected many students negatively.  Unfortunately, some adults don’t take it seriously. The student in the story inside decided to fight the system.

Read More Sunday, January 18, 2009
“HIS LEGACY LIVES ON” A Profile of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


(BPRW) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most important and prolific leaders of the Civil Rights movement. He is remembered for his message of peace and nonviolence and devoted his life to making sure that all people had equal rights.

Read More Sunday, January 18, 2009

Estate claims documents from Harry Belafonte are not his to sell


Left: Harry Belafonte

Read More Sunday, January 18, 2009





Woman's nephew had accidentally burned down  original house

Read More Sunday, January 4, 2009
Update: Most Interesting and Influential

Governor Granholm Announces Two of TNCP’s Most Interesting and Influential to Judicial Appointments












Left:Donald L. Allen, Jr., 2008 Most Interesting and Influential

Right: Linda V. Parker, 2005 Most Interesting and Influential

Read More Sunday, January 4, 2009
Part II -Update: Efren Paredes, Jr.



 Paredes Public Hearing Could Make History

Read More Saturday, January 3, 2009




 The day she took on President Lyndon Johnson and put her career in peril

Read More Saturday, January 3, 2009
Making a Difference During Christmas

Left (l to r) - Gayle Jensen, Chris Jensen,Annette Fulwiley and her so, Devon and Tawana Anderson. TNCP photos

Read More Sunday, December 21, 2008



Boxing promoter Don King is raving over President George W. Bush's cat-like reflexes as he dodged two shoes hurled at his face by an Iraqi journalist during a press conference Sunday in Baghdad.

Read More Sunday, December 21, 2008
The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Still Rages After 25 Years

World AIDS Day is on December 1st.  It's an important day of commemoration throughout the world to remember those who have died, to pray for those still suffering, and to come together in solidarity to fight the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world today.

Read More Sunday, November 23, 2008
KATT WILLIAMS REPORTEDLY UNDERGOES PSYCH EVAL: Family members persuade him to take tests following erratic behavior

After a string of erratic behavior over the past several weeks, including a Nov. 4 no-show on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and an arrest in New York on weapons charges, the comic had run-ins with both city and county law enforcement in Sumter – resulting in an alleged mental evaluation for a possible hospital commitment, at the urging of local family members, the Web site reported.

Read More Sunday, November 23, 2008

Still reeling from the murders of her mother, brother and nephew, Jennifer Hudson says she wants to use the tragedy to speak out against crime and gun violence in the urban community.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker reported Tuesday of Hudson's plans to "use the newly formed foundation she established with her sister Julia to try to reduce the daily killings in inner-city communities across the nation."     

Read More Sunday, November 9, 2008
Update: Rickey Smiley Show Replaces Tom Joyner on WQHH 96.5 FM

TNCP has been receiving telephone calls about the cancellation of the Tom Joyner Morning Show previously on WQHH 96.5 (FM).

E.J.  who works for WQHH 96.5 as a D.J. indicated some time ago that the radio station was looking to improve their ratings. E.J. who has worked at an Atlanta, GA  radio station said that it's his experience that ratings will improve when moved  from the Tom Joyner Show to the  Rickey Smiley Show.  The switch was also based on the demographics and the younger listeners of the radio station.

Read More Sunday, November 9, 2008
Obama and McCain Battle For the White House

Growing Doubts About McCain's Judgment, Age and Campaign Conduct

Section 1: The Obama-McCain Matchup

Barack Obama leads John McCain not only in overall support but also in the intensity of his support. A sizable plurality of 45% says they are voting for Obama and that there is no chance they will vote for McCain. McCain’s “certain” support is much smaller: just 32% are certain to vote for him. Similarly, 36% say they strongly back Obama, while just 21% strongly support McCain.

Read More Sunday, October 26, 2008
Build Spanish for Business Skills at Lansing Community College

Left - CTBA short for Cuatro Torres Business Area (Spanish for Four Towers Business Area) is a business park currently under construction located in the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid (Spain), on the former Ciudad Deportiva of Real Madrid. The area will contain the tallest skyscrapers in Madrid and Spain.


Below - With globalization on the rise, more are doing business overseas in cities like Madrid, Spain.

Professor Keith Phillips
explains an article written in Spanish about the stock market to LCC student Mercedes Martinez (left).

The article uses business terms not usually taught in traditional Spanish classes.

Sexton High School
Spanish teacher
Jeanette Barron (right)
goes over her notes.


TNCP Photo


Read More Sunday, October 26, 2008
TNCP Special College Edition: What are the Pros & Cons of Online Schools?

There are many distinct differences between online education and traditional learning. For certain students, distance learning is a fitting option; for others, a campus-based school program is much more beneficial. By comparing the advantages and disadvantages of online learning you can decide if an online or campus program would be more helpful in achieving your goals.

Read More Sunday, October 26, 2008
Lansing Jaycees Hold Fall Fun Fest at the GM Lansing Delta Township Plant Habitat

LANSING, MI -- Calling all ghosts and goblins!   In lieu of their annual Haunted House, the Lansing Jaycees are having a Fall Fun Fest at the GM Lansing Delta Township Plant Habitat, 8175 Millett Hwy Lansing, MI 48917, on Thursday, October 30th for ages 12 and under.

Read More Sunday, October 26, 2008
Update: Extreme Makeover Home Edition Family Chosen


On September 26, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” travelled to Holt, Michigan, to tell the Nickless family that their 1860’s farmhouse will be remodeled in only seven days! After husband Tim Nickless passed away in January, Arlene Nickless and her three sons, Aaron, 11, Noah, 9, and Andrew, 7  were left to fend for themselves in the dilapidated home. Therefore, Ty and his designers demolished the Nickless’ old home and built them a brand new one!

Read More Sunday, October 26, 2008
Shabazz Students Present the Power of Poetry
Left: Jeronte Jasper smiling while reciting the words to the children’s song “The Wheels on the Bus”.  The kindergarten students were immediately engaged and began to sing along.  Below:  The gym was packed with students and parents.
Read More Sunday, October 12, 2008

 Panelists say decision  influenced heavily by secret audio tapes

Seven jurors from the O.J. Simpson trial say their guilty verdict was influenced more by secret audio tapes and surveillance video than eyewitness accounts, reports the Associated Press.

Read More Sunday, October 12, 2008
Local Sorority Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October


The Women of the Lansing Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
will be observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.
The theme is "Knowledge to Save Lives" to be held in the Banquet Hall at the Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Rd. East Lansing MI 48823 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Read More Sunday, October 12, 2008
Democrats' Hands Aren’t Clean in the Financial Mess

The normally expansive Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was anything but that when she was asked if the Democrats should get some of the blame for the Wall Street financial mess. Pelosi answered with a terse “no.” But Pelosi quickly got expansive when she finger pointed Bush and the Republicans for creating the mess. This is the standard Pelosi line.

Read More Sunday, October 12, 2008
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

2006 Michigan Domestic Violence Homicide List

Read More Sunday, October 12, 2008
200th Internet Predator Arrested

LANSING, MI- The internet has enriched our lives but it also has become fertile ground for illegal activity.  Whether at home, the public library or at school children have access to the internet and are sometimes more computer savvy than their parents.  Unfortunately,     children aren't aware that posting too much online is becoming a popular way that child predators reach potential victims.  Internet crimes can also lead to kidnapping, sexual molestation, torture and death when the online predator is looking for
victims among the naive and unwary. 

Daniel Allen Everett, above, capture number 198 was arrested in a to “Catch a Predator” type sting in Michigan. Courtesy Photo

Read More Sunday, September 28, 2008
Style Meets Students at ICONZ Fashion Show

EAST LANSING, MI --Over 20 Michigan State University students will transform into models during MSU's Homecoming Weekend in the second annual ICONZ Fashion Show. Hosted by PS Magazine and Purpose Student Organization, the show features clothing from local and national retail stores in the East Lansing area along with pieces from up and coming designers. The style driven production is different from the norm and the producers plan to tell a story to their audience on October, 5.

Cyrus McNeal, creator of the fashion show said last year  that the crowd was enthusiastic and very pleased with the end result of the fashion show.  Courtesy photos

Read More Sunday, September 28, 2008
LIL' DENZEL IN NEW 'BOYS & GIRLS CLUB' CAMPAIGN: Child photos of famous former members part of new promos



The childhood photos of former Boys & Girls Clubs of America" members Denzel Washington, Shaquille O'Neal, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and others are featured in a new ad campaign for the organization, titled "BE GREAT."

Read More Sunday, September 28, 2008
'Extreme Makeover': Home Edition' project coming to Michigan's Capital



LANSING, MI -- At the end of September one lucky family will be surprised when ABC's “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” crew knocks on their door.   One of five families that live close to or in Lansing were nominated for the TV show.  This will be the third home built in the state.

Read More Sunday, September 28, 2008
SOOH: The Symposium Was A Success!!

LANSING, MI -- With a lot of pressing issues facing us in today's world, health has always been at the top of the list, especially for African Americans and low-income people.


Left :Christine Johnson, speaker; Rina Risper, coordinator of the SOOH event; Monica Jahner from the NorthWest Initiative’s ARRO program and Jolinda Wade, speaker.
Photo by Michael Jennings


Left: Jerry Cullen, owner of Salem Medical provided foot exams for attendees.  Dr. Peter B. Wollschlaeger and Dr. Maher Al-Sheikh discuss their talking points for the diabetes panel.  Photo by Michael Jennings

Read More Sunday, September 14, 2008
Michigan families grapple with lower incomes, more poverty



Census release shows more are without health insurance
Michigan’s families continued to struggle with falling wages and rising poverty in 2007 as income fell sharply below the national median income and the poverty rate jumped, according to Census Bureau data released today.

Read More Sunday, September 14, 2008
Books Can Open Doors When ‘Everybody Reads’

LANSING, MI -- Capital City Community Action Network (CCCAN) and The New Citizens Press joined forces with Everybody Reads Bookstore located at 2019 E. Michigan Avenue (Next to Gone Wired) and just completed a month long book drive for prisoners. 



Alanah Durfee gives books to Everybody Reads Proprietor Scott Harris for the prison book drive.  Harris’ bookstore is located at 2019 E. Michigan Avenue.   TNCP photo

Read More Sunday, September 14, 2008
Our Journeys/ Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievment Part 2 of 2

Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement will be at the Michigan State University Museum located on West Circle Drive, East Lansing from September 16, 2008 to January 4, 2009.

Inventor Armando Rositas of Lansing holds the ”Swimming Buddy”.  He believes that it will help lower water accident casualties.


Read More Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Vendor Spaces Available and Speakers Needed for the Disability Panel Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Bethlehem Temple

The State of Our Health :  Through the Voice of Our People’s vendors will be available to provide information on health issues, life insurance, nutrition in an  Exhibit Area located in the gymnasium.

Read More Sunday, August 31, 2008
Back to School: Student Raises Funds For Japan Trip



Traveling abroad is an extremely rewarding experience.  It could be one of the most meaningful things that you do.  As a student travels abroad is one of the most transformative experiences of their lives.  








Tariq Brown has been chosen to go to Japan.  Courtesy photo

Read More Sunday, August 31, 2008
Back to School: Soldier in midst of war continues education



Many young people have started college on campuses across the country.  Can you imagine having a wife, 5 children and a full-time job and going to college, as well?  Imagine adding being an active soldier in a war. 

Read More Sunday, August 31, 2008
Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement

Left: Artist, educator and activist, Judith F. Baca is featured in the exhibit Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement

Smithsonian traveling exhibit: Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement will be at the Michigan State University Museum located on West Circle Drive, East Lansing from September 16, 2008 to January 4, 2009. 

Read More Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Barack Obama “Energizes” Lansing


Left:  Barack Obama gives a
passionate speech




Bottom: A police car on fire the morning Senator Obama came to Lansing

Read More Sunday, August 17, 2008
Barack Obama's Lansing speech


Remarks of Senator Barack Obama
New Energy for America
Michigan State University
Monday, August 4th, 2008
Lansing, Michigan

Read More Sunday, August 17, 2008
Health and Life Symposium Set for Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Bethlehem Temple

LANSING, MI -- Jolinda Wade, mother of Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade and Christine Johnson, mother of Earvin “Magic” Johnson will speak about health issues affecting the family on September 6, 2008 at Bethlehem Temple located at 1518 S. Washington Avenue.  Several Issues will be covered (subject to change):

Read More Sunday, August 17, 2008
We Remember Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes

The world is going to be quieter without actor/comedian Bernie Mac and soul legend Isaac Hayes. 

Both men died a day apart.  They are both featured in the movie Soul Men that is scheduled to be released in November 2008.

Read More Sunday, August 17, 2008
Lansing Boy Drowns at Michigan Lake

Kenneth “Cookie” Frazier, Jr. tragically drowned at a Mid-Michigan state park.   It happened at Tawas Point State Park in East Tawas on Friday, July 25, 2008.  He drowned in Lake Huron while on a weeklong camp trip with other students from the Lansing area.

Read More Sunday, August 17, 2008
Psychic Looks to Future by Exploring the Past


As a young boy, Quassan Castro, started receiving messages for the people around him.   His visions first came to him in dreams and he didn't quite understand the depth of the messages.   Not sure how people would respond he kept the messages to himself. Even more interesting, he didn't want to invade in others personal spaces by offering them a message without asking.

Read More Monday, August 4, 2008
Poetry in the City, For Better or Verse

Top: Eastern student Karalyn Grimes performed haikus.
Left:  Featured poet, Logic, writes while
waiting to read his poetry.  Logic is also a host on the late night show “TextMe TV”.  He
performs with the Ann Arbor Slam team and hosts a poetry reading at the Green River Cafe at 307 Mac Ave. in East Lansing in the Fall.


'Your happiness is the air that I breathe, and I’d do anything just  to take one last breath' - from “Crushed” a poem written by Logic

Read More Sunday, August 3, 2008
The State of Our Health: Through the Voices of Our People

Left: Jolinda Wade, mother of Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade and Right: Christine Johnson, mother of Magic Johnson to speak about health issue affecting  the family on September 6, 2008 at
Bethlehem Temple.

Read More Sunday, August 3, 2008
Two Events Highlight a Weekend: African American Parade and Festival and JazzFest


Grand Marshall Mrs. Dorothy Kennedy surrounded by children at the Letts Community Center during a press
conference about the parade and

Photo by Michael Jennings

Read More Monday, July 21, 2008
Granholm Signs Food Bank Tax Credit Bill offers income tax credit for in-kind food donations

LANSING, MI – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today signed legislation that offers a Michigan income tax credit to individuals who make in-kind food donations to food banks, food pantries, and homeless shelters as part of a matching program with a participating food retailer.

Read More Monday, July 21, 2008
Local Woman Teaches Lessons of Dignity


Reading is Fundamental:  Tim Wong, who's a former student of Marilouise Smith-Mays visited her recently.  Mays specializes in teaching adults how to read or improve their reading skills. Photo by Quincy Allan Hodges

Read More Sunday, July 6, 2008
Cost of Fuel is Top Economic Concern for Michigan Families

MICHIGAN -- Michigan has had more than its share of economic hardships in recent years, but when Michigan voters were asked the biggest economic problem facing their family, the cost of fuel trumped everything. Gas prices have risen to $4.15 across the nation. 

Read More Sunday, July 6, 2008
EDDIE MURPHY MAY GO BACK TO STANDUP: Actor flirts with retirement from films


Is Eddie Murphy getting tired of the Hollywood grind? While plugging his upcoming film "Meet Dave," due in theaters July 11, the actor told "Extra's" Tanika Ray that he may leave movies for good and return to his roots on stage.      

Read More Sunday, July 6, 2008
Report Reveals Broken Scales of Justice For Michigan's Poor Defendants

LANSING, MI - Ken Wyniemko was convicted of a rape he didn't commit in 1994. Wyniemko was freed from prison in 2004, after spending 9 years locked up.   The results of DNA test of a cigarette butt and semen stained nylons showed that it didn't match his DNA.  Although, Wyniemko professed his innocence, he was convicted of rape and burglary.   A court appointed attorney assigned to Wyniemko's case had less than a week to prepare for his defense.  The jury also heard from a jailhouse informant who was spared a life sentence for his testimony that Wyniemko confessed.  Even though the victim was blindfolded and the attacker wore a ski mask, she said she was certain that it was Wyniemko.  A judge exceeded the sentencing guidelines because Wyniemko didn't show remorse and sentenced him to 40 - 60 years in prison.

Read More Sunday, July 6, 2008
News Briefs 7-12

Dr. Judi Brown Clarke, Silver Medalist in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California

Read More Sunday, July 6, 2008
Best, Brightest and Most Beautiful 2008

Read More Sunday, June 22, 2008
R. KELLY JURORS SPEAK: Most believed it was singer on the tape, but there ‘wasn't enough evidence to prosecute.’





The 12 jurors who set R. Kelly free of child pornography charges Friday were reportedly in agreement that the singer was actually on the tape, but could not find him guilty because there was "not enough evidence to prosecute."

Read More Sunday, June 22, 2008
Severe weather season hasn't ended in Michigan


Tammy Banovik stands on her front lawn where a tree had fallen on 2213 S. Washington Avenue.  Sue Jenkinson was outside cleaning up some falling branches during a recent storm in Lansing when it occurred.   Photo by Nicole Wallace

Read More Sunday, June 22, 2008
Part II - Weighing Justice in America: Is there equality for the rich and the poor?

When Walter Swift was freed after being wrongly imprisoned for 26 years he told the crowd that he feels like a bird has been let out of a cage.  He is shown with lawyers from the Innocence Project, a group that works to free those who are wrongly imprisoned.  Courtesy Photo

Read More Monday, June 9, 2008

 After threat of bench warrant for  report Jim DeRogatis due on stand

Read More Saturday, June 7, 2008
Part I - Weighing Justice in America

The Case of Claude Mc Collum: Attorney Hugh B. Clarke,Jr.; Cheryl Bartz, who is on the Committee for Social Justice at Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing and Claude McCollum who was recently released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit.  TNCP Photo.

Read More Monday, May 26, 2008

Presumptive Republican nominee talks about views on Obama and plans for black America

Read More Monday, May 26, 2