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It’s hard to think about today’s musical landscape without the influence of black musicians and producers. Black musicians have had their hands in numerous genres and aspects of the music business dating back to the 1930s, and they continue to innovate and impact the culture we live in. In recognition of these artists’ impact, June […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” Because we live in such a technological, fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget to slow down and take in everything the natural world has to offer. Michigan boasts magnificent forests, four Great Lakes, tranquil beaches and picturesque state parks, making it […]

Here he comes. I know he’s coming. I hear the sirens, and when I look in the rear view mirror I can see the flashing red and blue clear as anything. I’m being profiled again. I know I’m being profiled. I sigh because this is routine. Just another day. Just another casual drive in my […]

Filomena Castriciano began her passion for cooking when she was very young; she would help her mother with many chores around their small, two-room house in Caricchio — especially with the cooking. From southern Italy to Lansing, Castriciano carried that love with her. When she was 12, Castriciano and her family moved to Lansing. It […]

You may have heard that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but at Old Town Scrapfest one man’s trash is another man’s masterpiece. Brought together by metal scraps, artistic skill and sheer creative ingenuity, the Lansing community has been celebrating Scrapfest since 2009. Here’s how it works: Teams are given an hour to search […]