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. 

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Mrs. Pizzo’s Workshop: How can I help my child avoid the summer slide?

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A. The Michigan Learning Channel’s Summer 2022 program is a fantastic way to keep children engaged in learning and avoid the summer slide!

Guest post provided by Summer Godette,

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News Spotlight UPDATE: Deputies Respond to Fatal Accident at the US127 / I96 Interchange in Delhi Twp.

**** UPDATE**** The 20 year old Mason woman that died as a result of injuries from the crash has been identified as Leocadia Lynn Marie Lovelace.

On Wednesday,

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“CRAZY” IS A SLUR

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By Jan Bidwell

From the Oxford Dictionary: cra·zy /ˈkrāzē/ INFORMAL adjective 1. mentally deranged, especially as manifested in a wild or aggressive way. “Stella went crazy and assaulted a visitor”

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Mrs. Pizzo’s Workshop: Is racial equity training needed in early childhood education?

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A: Absolutely, which is why WKAR is sponsoring four ECE racial equity trainings in June.

One of my favorite episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is when Mr. Rogers invited Officer Clemmons to take a rest and cool his feet alongside him in a kiddie pool.

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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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Mrs. Pizzo’s Workshop: Uvalde, Texas – A Special Note from Mrs. Pizzo

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As a mother, educator, writer, and community leader, words rarely escape me. However, after witnessing the devastating tragedy of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, I am rendered speechless. Our children are precious and deserve to feel safe in every aspect of their communities across this nation.

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News Spotlight: A Michigan Historical Site – Unveiling of the Little Family Homesite and Malcolm X (Little) Marker

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By Dr. Willie Davis

LANSING, MI – In 1975, the original Malcolm X Homesite Historical Marker was erected at its current site in front of the Regency Townhouse apartments located on Vincent Court.

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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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House to Vote Wednesday on Slotkin’s Safe Gun Storage Bill

 

ADVISORY: House to Vote Wednesday on Slotkin’s Safe Gun Storage Bill

The House of Representatives is expected to pass the Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act,

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