Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces Rare Discovery within its Collections

Black and white, photographic magic lantern slides depicting the Tuskegee Institute at the turn of the 20th century were
discovered in the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Collection.

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today a rare discovery made within its Collections — 69 black and white, photographic magic lantern slides depicting the Tuskegee Institute at the turn of the 20th century. The Tuskegee Institute, now referred to as Tuskegee University,

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Lighting Up Lansing – One Smile at a Time 20-7

Richada B. and her daughter, Aleigha H., who is in the 7th grade, love spending one on one time together!

Sometimes it is a trip to the nail shop to be pampered, shopping or even traveling together. They often get in the kitchen and make baked goods such as chocolate covered strawberries, cakes, chocolate dipped pretzels, and cookies together! Baking is one of Aleigha’s favorite things to do and Mom enjoys being the taste tester.

Congratulations to Aleigha for her participation on her school’s basketball team.

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Couple Celebrates 70 Years of Marriage

Left to right: Bernice Embry enjoyed picking sunflowers with her granddaughter, Tamara Jones Bills, and her husband, Ulysses Embry, at Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns, MI.

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LANSING, MI — Ulysses Embry and Bernice McClurkin, were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, March 17,1951, in Talladega, Alabama.

One day Ulysses was visiting his cousin Cora, who was married to Bernice’s sister’s brother-in-law. Well, Bernice just happened to be visiting her sister who lived across the hall.

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The Vaccination Dilemma

By Landis Lain

To vax or not to vax. That is the question. I struggle with the answer. Everybody has a different opinion. I do not trust the government of he who shall not be named. The science is so abrupt. I wear my mask every time I go out. I am terrified.

Because as a teenager, my daddy suffered from polio and Guillain-Barre syndrome, my parents were determined that we children be vaccinated. I suffered no childhood diseases beyond a cold,

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Outreach to Vulnerable Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Social Security Administration has a long history of outreach and coordination with advocates and community-based organizations across the nation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to work with advocates and community-based organizations is essential to reaching the country’s most vulnerable populations, including individuals with low income, limited English proficiency, mental illness, or those facing homelessness.

The agency is fully committed to assisting people in gaining access to the information and services they need with a specific emphasis on applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

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Kid-friendly meatballs get the whole family involved in cooking dinner

Big flavor from this meatball recipe. Your family will have this on the monthly meal rotation. Try meatball subs for lunch or a spaghetti and meatball dinner with garlic Texas toast.

By America’s Test Kitchen

For a new spin on meatballs, add basil pesto for big flavor. The pesto replaces the minced herbs, minced garlic and grated cheese in standard meatball recipes. Buy pesto from the refrigerated section of the supermarket — it has a fresher flavor than the jarred pesto sold in the grocery aisles

This kid-friendly recipe is easy to follow,

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Army Lt. Held at Gunpoint and Pepper Sprayed By Police in Virginia

Nationwide — Army Second Lieutenant Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, was reportedly held at gunpoint and pepper-sprayed by police during a traffic stop in Windsor, Virginia last December. He has since filed a lawsuit against the officers.
 

Kid-friendly meatballs get the whole family involved in cooking dinner

Big flavor from this meatball recipe.  Your family will have this on the monthly meal rotation.  Try meatball subs for lunch or a spaghetti and meatball dinner with garlic Texas toast.

Outreach to Vulnerable Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Social Security Administration has a long history of outreach and coordination with advocates and community-based organizations across the nation.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to work with advocates and community-based organizations is essential to reaching the country’s most vulnerable populations, including individuals with low income, limited English proficiency, mental illness, or those facing homelessness. 

 

11-year-old student chronicles her experience attending her first protest in hopes to educate and inspire other youth to get civically engaged

WATERBURY, CT — As protests erupted around the country in response to  the shooting deaths of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor and 46-year-old  George Floyd, many parents have had to have a tough, but necessary conversation with their  children about systemic racism and why organized demonstrations for racial justice are still  happening.