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UPDATE: Missing Lansing Woman Found

 Shalyn Manson has been found.

Read More Thursday, November 15, 2018
UPS today announced it is hiring 200 people in the Lansing area


UPS is hiring

Read More Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Be Informed about Your Rights and Resources before going to the Polls on Nov 6


By:  Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope
Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day, I wanted pass along information to assist you to make the voting process as easy as possible as allowed by law, so that your voice can be heard in our democracy.
Before going to the polls, visit or call 517-483- 4133 if you have questions. You will discover links to:
Read More Monday, November 5, 2018


NAME: Derrick D. Gilliam



CITY, STATE: Lansing Michigan 

Derrick Gilliam will be filming "Garrison 7" in Iceland soon.  His character is Ghost.

Read More Monday, October 8, 2018
Interpersonal EDGE: Finding ways to work with ADHD


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q: I have ADHD and find my workplace challenging. I've told my manager that I struggle with this issue, but he does not care. I cannot help that my brain wiring is different than my co-workers. How can I get my manager to give me latitude on my work?
Read More Sunday, October 7, 2018
No More Butts!

By Kelsey Schell
Summer is finally here! All across Michigan people are planning outdoor activities and taking advantage of relaxing in Michigan’s Great Lakes. Unfortunately, pollution can influence how much time we can spend outdoors and enjoy our waterways. Even though Lansing does not border one of Michigan’s Great Lakes, Lansing’s pollution can influence the quality of the water. Littering is a huge problem that can kill wildlife and marine life. One of the biggest forms of waste littered everywhere is cigarette butts. 
Read More Sunday, October 7, 2018

LANSING, MI –The South Washington Elections Unit opened to City of Lansing voters for walk-in absentee voting and voter registration on Monday, October 1, a week earlier than previously planned.  

Read More Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Community Leader Kevin Brown Installed as Senior Pastor at Shiloah

Pastor Kevin Brown was installed as the new pastor of Shiloah Missionary Baptist Church located at 5225 S. Waverly Road on September 8, 2018. 

Photo by Cari Wilbur


Read More Saturday, September 15, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Rodney Ross Experience is the Father of Wisdom

 Rodney Ross walks his daughter, Rukiya Ross, down the aisle during her wedding  on September 3, 2017.  

As a retiree, survivor of leukemia and the father of seven children and one grandchild, we question him about his life as a 
Read More Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Creative Slayy: Happiness

 By Mary O'Connell

Happiness is arguably the most highly sought after conceptual phenomenon in life, ever! The quest to find happiness ignites passion and sparks curiosity, it provides a sense of security, it offers a sanctuary for hope while testing and nurturing our faith, and it acts as both a conscious and subconscious reverie where ones life purpose can be revealed, explored, and pursued.

Read More Tuesday, September 11, 2018
UPDATE: Suspicious Death Investigation

 Public Service workers advised they had made a discovery of a body within the city’s sewer system during routine maintenance checks. An identification has been made.

Read More Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Robbery at Subway on E. Saginaw


Anyone with information with regard to this robbery is asked to call the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600 or CRIME STOPPERS at 517-483-7867
Read More Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Farmers Market at the Capitol, Thursday, August 23 on the East Lawn of the Michigan Capitol Building

 LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), a statewide association with a mission to advance farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products, is looking forward to hosting the second of three Farmers Markets at the Capitol this summer. The next market takes place on the east lawn of the Michigan State Capitol Building in downtown Lansing on Thursday, August 23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with the final market of the season on Thursday, September 20. 

Read More Wednesday, August 15, 2018


NAME: Chaya M MilchteinBUSINESS:

POSITION: Owner/Blogger
Read More Monday, August 13, 2018

 By M. Lynn Griffin

When you tell someone you’ll call them back, do you actually do it? When you tell someone you’ll be over to help them move, do you show up? How about when you borrow money from a friend or relative and you promise to pay them back on payday or when you get your taxes, do you actually repay it? If you don’t call like you said you would, don’t show up at all, or suddenly can’t be found on payday or at tax time, you are lacking integrity.
Read More Wednesday, August 1, 2018
8 Ways Black Parents Can Encourage French Language Learning in Their Children

 By Robin Morris-Wilson

If you have considered learning a foreign language with your child, it is never too late to open the door to foreign language learning. A French speaker, author, and educator, Robin Morris-Wilson has conducted research on French language learning in an urban community. Now, she is offering helpful tips for parents who want to bring French language learning into their households.
Read More Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Cake


Delicious family dessert




Read More Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Skyscraper proves to be an entertaining ride

 Studio:  Universal Studios (105 mins.)

Plot:  On  assignment in China, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader who now assesses security for skyscrapers finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Pablo Schreiber
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:***
Read More Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Interpersonal Edge: How women can tame the apology reflex at work

By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Content Agency
Q: I'm a female senior IT professional, and the older I get, the more I notice how often I apologize during the day. I consider that I have good interpersonal skills, but I wonder if apologizing frequently is undermining my reputation. How and when do you recommend your clients apologize at work? Do you find women apologize more than men?
Read More Wednesday, July 25, 2018

 NAME:    Tedi R. Parsons, CCC, CEC, CPC

The Professionals Forum LLC
POSITION:    President
What do you consider to be the start of a great day?  
A nice hot cup of coffee enjoyed during the quiet early morning hours.


Read More Thursday, July 19, 2018

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