Ask Tamara: She Wants Me to Throw Out Photos of My Ex

Dear Tamara:

My wife was cleaning out the attic and found a box with several photos I had of ex girlfriends and mementos from previous relationships. All of the photos and items are really old and have been in that box in the attic long before we got married and she moved in.

She is upset because I refused to throw them all away. She says that I am disrespecting her and our marriage by keeping them. She accused me of living in the past. I tried to explain to her that they were just old photos and memories from my past, long before she and I ever even met.

April is Poetry Month: Advice from a Dead Man Walking

HBO Def Poet, Amir Sulaiman, pays a visit to the Islamic Center of Greater Lansing for a 
free performance.    Courtesy photo

By Dua S. Aldasouqi
E. LANSING, MI — Renowned poet and activist, Amir Sulaiman, flew into Michigan from California on April 13 to perform at the Islamic Center of Greater Lansing. He was there to give a short free show. The Center gym was packed with over 150 members of the Center and local Greater Lansing Area residents. Amir Sulaiman is also an accomplished writer, educator, and recording artist. He is a two time HBO Def Poet (an HBO television show, a play off of “Def Comedy Jam” with poets).


Program aimed at raising 
awareness, saving lives
LANSING, MI — McLaren Cancer Institute, with locations in Lansing and across the state, is teaming with the American Cancer Society to offer free at-home colorectal cancer screening kits during March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
The screening kits are being offered to people age 50 and older or those with a family history of colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, killing more than 50,000 Americans each year.  

Job Seekers: Peckham, Inc.: Youth Services Staff

Under the supervision of the Footprints Coordinator, the Youth Services Staff position is responsible for the direct care of the youth entrusted to Peckham Incorporated.  Youth Services Staff have the responsibility of providing a safe, caring, team environment.  Additionally, Youth Services Staff will participate in the development, implementation, and documentation of each adolescent’s treatment plan, attend to personal, health, and behavioral needs of the adolescents and other duties including light housekeeping, assisting with homework, cooking, completing required paperwork, and participating with residents in their community activities and recreational activities.

Job Seekers: Shabazz Academy Facility Consultant

Position: Facility Consultant
Deadline:    February 3rd, 2012

Job Seekers: CNA

Do you know anyone who is receiving unemployment benefits or has recently exhausted unemployment benefits?  If they are looking for a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant, there is FREE training.

Job Seekers: Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

Job Seekers: Child & Family Services, Capital Area – Permanency Specialist

The Permanency Specialist must have a degree in Social Work or a related field. Experience will include a minimum of 2 years working with children and families in a child welfare service delivery system;  Working knowledge and effective use of community resources; 



Freedom of Information Act – Your Right to Know

Journalists and citizens who file Freedom of Information Act requests often expect delay or denial, unfortunately, that can impact  your daily life. Oftentimes, the lack of information provided by governmental agencies limit the ability to investigate issues, protect individuals or open the doors of justice. istockphoto