Jill On Money: Social Security primer and update

Jill Schlesinger

By Jill Schlesinger

In honor of the 85th anniversary of the first time that the U.S. government collected taxes for Social Security — and, more importantly, made lump-sum payments to retirees (President Franklin D.

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Early Voting and Voter Registration Hours are Extended by Lansing City Clerk’s Office on Wednesdays and the Weekend Prior to Primary Election Day

LANSING, MI  – The South Washington Election Unit is open to Lansing City voters for early voting and voter registration for the August 2nd Primary Election. The winners of this election will move forward on the ballot for the general election.

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Michigan Jazz Group 496 West releases 4th Studio Album, Rules of Engagement

496 West Performing Recently At An Event. Their New Album Rules Of Engagement Is Produced By Atlanta’s DJ Pnut.

496 West performing recently at an event. Their new album Rules of Engagement is produced by Atlanta’s DJ Pnut.

By Skip Wilson

Group breathes life into smooth jazz with signature sound audiences have enjoyed for more than ten years.

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Kids Repair Program Offers Affordable Bikes to Those That Need it the Most

The KRP program is still helping Lansing residents repair bicycles.

Photo by Dylan Brockway

By Deborah M. Walker

LANSING, MI – It only takes two to four hours a week to achieve a general improvement in your health.

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Hope for a Brighter Future: Star Trek Mission Chicago

Jasmine Mina of Chicago, IL at the Star Trek Mission Chicago convention in April of 2022.

Photo by Jasmine Mina

By Barb Barton

TNCP Community Writer

This is Part 2 about the Star Trek Mission Chicago convention held in April 2022 and focuses on the influence,

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To Boldly Go: Star Trek Mission Chicago

Shari Nichole Thomas of Houston Texas, flashing the Vulcan “live long and prosper” sign at the Star Trek Mission Chicago convention. 

Photo by Barb Barton


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News Spotlight: Opal Lee Continues Fight For Freedom a Year After Juneteenth Becomes National Holiday

Editor’s note:  Opal Lee, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” visited Lansing, MI on May 5, 2022, and May 6, 2022.  The 95-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, speaker and activist has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

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The three last known living survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre receive a check for a collective $1 million on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 inside the Greenwood Cultural Center.

Photo by Mike Creef / The Black Wall Street Times

By Kesean Cleveland

The Black Wall Street Times

Originally printed on June 3,

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The City of Tulsa was the Klan and Mob in the 1921 Race Massacre

A boy inside the Greenwood Rising museum. Photo by Mike Creef / The Black Wall Street Times

By The Black Wall Street Times

Originally published April 29,

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News Spotlight – “Ain’t Too Proud” Broadway Show Opens to a Packed House

EAST LANSING, MI – The Wharton Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan State University is presenting “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations” through Sunday,

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