Find a Little Bit of Paris in the Greater Lansing Area

  By TNCP Staff

Gaëlle Cassin-Ross had her son, Sagan, in August of 2014.   While on maternity leave, she only spoke to her child in French.  She stated that she wanted her son to have a good start in life, so she took six months off to spend time nurturing him.  

Families of the Missing 43 Students In Mexico Visit Michigan

Left: Elva Reyes, member of the Action of Greater Lansing’s Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force (shown right)  supporting the mother of one of the students missing in Mexico at Cristo Rey Community Center.   

Below: Poster of the missing shown during the event.
Photos by  the Action of Greater Lansing


What (not) to do with your tax refund


By Robert Pagliarini, Tribune Media Services
Each year, about half the country gets to experience a sudden wealth event in the form of a tax refund. While not necessarily a financial windfall for most, this annual occurrence can create some awfully strange and counterproductive behavior.

MICHIGAN APPLE RECIPES: Individual Apple Upside-Down Cakes


3 tbsp. butter, melted
3 tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 medium (about 2 1/4-inches in diameter) unpeeled cored Gala or Empire apples, sliced 1/2 -inch thick
1/2 cup dried Michigan tart cherries
1 box dry yellow cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs

News Spotlight: State of Michigan’s Pure Michigan Talent Connect to host largest MiVirtualCareerFair to date on November 12, 2014

LANSING, MI — Job seekers and Michigan employers can connect with each other through a state-sponsored virtual career fair on Wednesday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 12, 2014 event exhibitors include:
American Metal Fab, Inc.
Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Belle Tire
Challenge Manufacturing Company
Cintas  AND many more….

Excuse me are you listening? 13-21

  Dear Readers,

I am not a huge fan of sports but baseball makes my heart flutter.  I do not really watch it or listen to it much now but it reminds me of my grandpa, Ralph Carrington, who died some years ago.  Recently, I found out that he was a New York City taxi cab driver and my grandmother was recruited by Saks Fifth Avenue to make wedding dresses. 

Southern Flair City Twist




Southern Flair City Twist, serves up some righteous tasting Southern and Caribbean food at a price families can afford. Shown above is their Gourmet Black Beans and Rice.

Photo by Abegail Davis


College: Market Yourself in the Job Market

 BPRW-  If you are a future college graduate, you face a challenging job market, but you are not alone. In fact, you will likely be competing with hundreds of your peers also fresh out of school and willing to do whatever it takes to slide through that narrow opening of corporate America.

TAX SOLUTIONS:  Job Hunting Write-Offs


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.

Looking for a new job?  Did you know you may be able to write-off certain job hunting expenses? 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD LT

  By Frank S. Washington

DETROIT, MI – There’s no other way to say it, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was big. Our test vehicle had a 116-inch wheelbase, its overall length was 204 inches, it was 80.5-inches wide and it was 74.4-inches tall or six-foot two.