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Lansing NAACP Donates $50,000 to the Legal Services of South-Central Michigan

By Deborah M. Walker

LANSING, MI  – It happens time and time again, a convicted felon finds the perfect job, house, or school. He (or she) fills out the application and submits it for a background check. If this individual had a clear record, the results of the application would be approved, but this person has a criminal conviction and is, therefore, more than likely to be denied. Having a criminal conviction is usually devastating to deal with,

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African Americans Are Finding Success as Indie Authors

Left to right – Guest Jackie Goldman at the Detroit Book City Holiday Book Festival held in December of 2021 with author, Deborah Walker, whose pen name is Nova Wallace. Her books are pictured below.

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By Deborah M. Walker

LANSING, MICHIGAN – The number of African American indie authors is rising. According to teleread.org, African Americans sell 71% of fiction written by indie authors. As the traditional publication route may seem impossible for many authors,

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Why Knot get Married? Seniors find social security with maturity

Rev. Stanley Carter, 73, married his wife Shontese Moreland in a backyard ceremony during the pandemic.

Rev. Stanley Carter, 73, married his wife Shontese Moreland in a backyard
ceremony during the pandemic.

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Michael Jones and Rosa Black found love later in life

Michael Jones and Rosa Black found love later in life

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By Valerie D. Lockhart
Detroit Native Sun

The audience gasped in awe, as Rosa Black walked slowly down the aisle in a white form-fitting lace wedding gown with sequins on the veil that sparkled beneath the lights.

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Colin Kaepernick

NETFLIX — Ava DuVernay has become a trusted filmmaker and TV producer who people turn to to tell their truths, giving her subjects a platform to share their lives through captivating and inspiring storytelling. In 2017, DuVernay met activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who had been propelled into the spotlight after advocating and protesting for social justice issues both on the field and off.

The two teamed up for the new Netflix series Colin in Black and White,

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Michigan Mentorship Programs Help Young Women Succeed

Petals and Pinecones alumni volunteering at a recent fundraiser.

Petals and Pinecones alumni volunteering at a recent fundraiser.

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By Deborah M. Walker

LANSING, MICHIGAN —  It is a startling realization that each year countless young girls succumb to the pitfalls that produce barriers to success such as teenage pregnancy and drug abuse. According to DoSomething.org, 3 out of every 10 American girls will become pregnant at least once before their 20th birthday resulting in nearly 750,000 teenage pregnancies a year.

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Exploring Recreational Vehicle Travel is Becoming More Common

Jennifer and Michael Mitchner visit Beartooth Pass, Wyoming. The 10,947 elevation that leads into Yellowstone National Park was an exciting trip for them.

Jennifer and Michael Mitchner visit Beartooth Pass, Wyoming. The 10,947 elevation that leads into Yellowstone National Park was an
exciting trip for them.

 

Jennifer and Michael Mitchner visit Beartooth Pass, Wyoming. The 10,947 elevation that leads into Yellowstone National Park was an exciting trip for them.

Their Class A motorhome

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By Deborah Walker

 

HASLETT, MI — The sun is making the lake shimmer and the sky is clear, this is how the day begins for Jennifer and Michael Mitchner; the adventurous couple who sold their home and began braving the great outdoors full time.

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The City of Lansing Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair Offers a Fresh Start

By Deborah M. Walker

 

LANSING, MICHIGAN —   Ryan James sat in his truck patiently waiting for the City of Lansing Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair to begin. James said he went to the fair to have a felony conviction from 1999 expunged from his record. Having the felony on his record has hindered his employment opportunities and made it difficult to find work, James confessed. While trying to get his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), James discovered his felony was still a major barrier to obtaining a well-paying job.

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State Police Offers Michiganders Winter Emergency Preparedness Tips Winter Hazards Awareness Week was Nov. 7-13

LANSING, MICHIGAN — . With winter weather approaching, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging Michigan residents to prioritize winter emergency preparedness.

“As colder months roll in, Michiganders should be prepared, as usual, to prepare for potential frozen pipes, propane shortages, and power outages” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “By taking effective precautions, we can all be ready for whatever the Michigan winter wants to throw at us, enjoy the holiday season, and keep our families safe and warm.”

“Michiganders should take every opportunity to prepare for winter weather before it’s here,

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‘Squid Game’ Is a Global Hit, but South Korean Star Lee Jung-jae Says Hollywood Isn’t Calling Him Yet (EXCLUSIVE)

By Patrick Frater
Variety

Top South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae is thoroughly enjoying the extra burnish to his already distinguished career that has come from the global success of “Squid Game,” Netflix’s hit survival game TV series. However, he says that the phone is not ringing off the hook with new offers from Hollywood.

“No proposals or requests have come my way,” he told Variety. “But, if the right one came along, I’d be happy to be in an overseas production.

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These candy-filled cookies are sweet, chewy and absolutely irresistible

By America’s Test Kitchen

If your children hit the jackpot while trick-or-treating, you could be swimming in candy for weeks! Put the abundance of M&M’s to good use by making homemade cookies with the kids. You can also teach them about the candy while you bake!
Did you know? The M’s printed on M&M’s stand for the last names of their inventors: Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie. These two businessmen teamed up to make M&M’s in 1941 and started by selling their candy exclusively to the U.S…. Read More