July is National Ice Cream Month

Arctic Corner opened just in time for the summer season.

There is a new owner and new optimism about the future of ice cream in Old Town.

April Woody, 33 and her two daughters, Alexis Woody- Brown, 13 (far left) and Teasia Brown, 11, enjoy ice cream sundae at Arctic Corner.

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Power of 9

LANSING, MI — The Power of 9 kick-off event, at The Venue Live located at 6810 S. Cedar St., was a great success.  Lansing gospel rapper, Mizz Reality started the program and set a  positive tone (as shown above), followed by the Pioneers for Peace from Detroit who  spread the message of violence prevention and last but not least,  five young people took to the stage for open mic with song, spoken  word, and ministry in mime!

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Power of 9

LANSING, MI — The Power of 9 kick-off event, at The Venue Live located at 6810 S. Cedar St., was a great success.  Lansing gospel rapper, Mizz Reality started the program and set a  positive tone (as shown above), followed by the Pioneers for Peace from Detroit who  spread the message of violence prevention and last but not least,  five young people took to the stage for open mic with song, spoken  word, and ministry in mime!

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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.

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News Briefs 8-12

Update: Bernie Madoff Ordered to Forfeit Assets Worth $170 Billion and to Serve a 150 Year Sentence

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AboutThatCar.com: 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid – A Good Looking Car

My test vehicle caught a bunch of eyes simply because of its black metallic paint job. A couple of guys even stopped, spotting it parked at a meter, and commented to each other that it was a “good looking car.”

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Forbes Ranks Pure Michigan One of All-Time Best Tourism Campaigns

LANSING, MI – The award-winning Pure Michigan tourism campaign has received another accolade, this one from Forbes, naming it among the 10 all-time best travel campaigns.  On the heels of an incredibly successful national cable television campaign that launched March 30, this recognition is further proof Michigan is making its mark when it comes to travel and tourism.
 

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