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After spending most of 2019 getting excited that a downtown performing arts center might finally happen, Lansing arts leaders need not worry that the COVID-19 pandemic has crushed that dream. Turns out, it was not in the cards anyway. more
I learned early in my career about the active discrimination of the media against black people. more
Sadly, a postcard isn’t going to fix the vexing racial issues that have dogged Schor and his team for the past year. more
In the midst of a national movement geared toward racial justice and police reform, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor rolled out plans today for a more socially equitable future in the capital city. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor outlined today his administration’s plans for dealing with civil rights issues bought to the fore in Lansing after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis more
Score of friends and associates of Brent Knight, who retires at the end of the month as president of Lansing Community College, saluted him today with a surprise car parade on Capitol Avenue. more
Birdsong, 34, has emerged as a vital and unyielding voice in Lansing, leading hundreds in peaceful daily protests at the state Capitol and facing off with Mayor Andy Schor on the mayor’s doorstep. more
On Feb. 2, 1996, Edward Swans, a 40-year-old African American man, died while in the Lansing City Jail. He was arrested and shackled after an attempted break-in. more
Accusations of workplace toxicity and veiled racism against black employees are boiling up again against Lansing Mayor Andy Schor. more
Lansing has to take bold action to address the problem of police violence and support our Black and brown communities. more
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Dozens of people led by local resident Paul Birdsong, for the 10th straight evening, marched across the capital city last night in protest of police brutality, calling for police reforms and pushing for Lansing Mayor Andy Schor’s immediate resignation.  more
The store offers cannabis enthusiasts an extensive variety of recreational marijuana products, including flower, tinctures, concentrates, vapes and edibles. It's online and curbside for now. more
Hundreds of protesters marched from the Lansing Center to the Capitol today in a demonstration sponsored by the Michigan NAACP Youth and College Division called “We are done dying.” more
Plans to stay overnight at the Capitol went awry and the weather didn't cooperate, but a good time was still had by all. more
In his most detailed interview to date, Lansing Police Chief Daryl Green described today the chaos he said law enforcement faced in downtown Lansing two Sundays ago, when a peaceful protest march ended with a car being burned, windows broken and more. more
Funding would mostly come from the police budget. more
Homecoming? No. It’s the first day restaurants and bars in mid-Michigan could be open since March 16, when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed them for dining in. more
Concerned about their safety, protesters warned last night they will protect themselves. Tonight they bore arms. more
Protest leader tells Lansing to beware: Some protesters are armed. "You will be met with force" if the protesters are attacked. This followed an incident as the protesters marched tonight, he said, when a truck rammed a protester's car. more
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