Lansing, Michigan

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Lansing is the capital of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located mostly in Ingham County, although small portions of the city extend into Eaton County. The 2010 Census places the city's population at 114,297, making it the fifth largest city in Michigan.







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A Taste of Lansing, Michigan

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT LANSING?

  1. The Lansing Metropolitan Area, colloquially referred to as "Mid-Michigan", is an important center for educational, cultural, governmental, business, and high-tech manufacturing institutions.

  2. There are two lakes in the area, Park Lake and Lake Lansing, both northeast of the city. Lake Lansing is approximately 500 acres in size and is a summer favorite for swimmers, boaters, and fishermen.

  3. The Capital City African American Cultural Association hosts an African American Parade and Heritage Festival every year for almost a decade.

  4. The festival immediately following the parade consists of live entertainment, "soul food" and lots of fun for adults and children. It is held every year on the first Saturday in August and begins at 11:00 a.m. in downtown Lansing, Michigan. The festival is held at Ferris Park in downtown Lansing.

  5. The Lansing JazzFest and the Old Town BluesFest host leading musicians, and are two of the larger music festivals held each year in the state.

  6. Lansing has a typically Midwestern humid continental seasonal climate that is influenced by the Great Lakes. Winters are cold with moderate to heavy snowfall, while summers are very warm and humid.

Radio Stations
WLNZ 89.7 FM Lansing, MI Lansing Community College - Jazz
WJIM 97.5 FM Lansing, MI Top-40
W284AH (WSAE) 104.7 FM Lansing, MI - Adult Contemporary
WILS 1320 AM Lansing, MI - News/Talk

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Demographics of Lansing, Michigan

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

65.28%

21.91%

0.80%

2.83%

10.0%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.




Famous African Americans from Lansing, Michigan







Black Businesses in Lansing, Michigan


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BEAUTY CARE - BLACK HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Better DAYZ Hair Studio -  Category:Hair Salons -   3700 South Waverly Road Suite 2E - Lansing, MI (517) 887-7442

  2. Blessed Hands Hair Design -  Category:Hair Salons -   4401 South Mrtn Lthr Kng Jr # J - Lansing, MI (517) 394-5496

  3. Braids at Kiwi & Moore -  Category:Hair Salons -   1421 East Michigan Avenue - Lansing, MI (517) 367-6415

  4. Essence Hair Care -  Category:Hair Salons -   2706 West Jolly Road - Lansing, MI (517) 882-1550

  5. Ms. Dina Davis Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   835 N. Sycamore Lansing, MI 48906 (517) 482-2253

  6. Mo-Cuts -  Category:Hair Salons -   1600 South Cedar Street - Lansing, MI (517) 371-5875

  7. Shanora's Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   829 W. Saginaw St. Lansing, MI 48915 (517) 485-5377

  8. Solange Braids & Beyond -  Category:Hair Salons -   3520 Sumpter Street - Lansing, MI (517) 393-4944


BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Michigan Bulletin Community -  Category: African American Newspaper -   Distributed throughout Mid-Michigan and published twice a month.   - P.O. Box 24084, Lansing, Michigan 48909  - (visit website)

  2. My Sista's Boutique -  Category: Apparel -   My Sista's Boutique offers unique clothing, handbags, shoes and more. We cater to those looking for something stylish yet different. We are located in Downtown Lansing.   - 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan (800) 708-4003  - (visit website)


DINING - CATERING

  1. Quinney's Southern Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   3308 S Cedar St, - Lansing, MI (517) 882-0950

  2. Suzy's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   342 East Saint Joseph Street - Lansing, MI (517) 372-4916




VIDEO CONNECTION


After the parade we were invited to have fun at Ferris Park, after that swerving and swangin through Lansing Michigan.














BLACK CHURCHES

  1. St. Matthew AME -  522 West Maple Street, - Lansing, MI (517) 482-5329

  2. Trinity AME Church -  3500 West Holmes Road, - Lansing, MI (517) 882-5722







ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Connxtions Comedy Club -  Category: Entertainment -  1st Class stand up comedy club.  -  2900 N. East St., Lansing, MI (517) 374-4242   - (visit website)

  2. Roxy's Night Club -  Category: Entertainment -  7711 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI (517) 622-7978






ANNUAL EVENTS

  1. An Evening of Smooth Jazz
    (July)  The annual summer music event takes place on the last Friday in July.   P.O. Box 26144 Lansing MI (517) 372-7246   (visit website)

    Previous performers include Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Bob Baldwin, Tim Bowman, the Al McKenzie Trio, Penny Wells, The Miller Group, 496 West, Straight Ahead, Charles and Gwen Scales with Modern Tribe, Smooth for Notes, Impulse.


  2. Annual African American Parade and Family Heritage Festival
    (August)   Held in downtown Lansing, Michigan - (517) 388-6377   - (visit website)

    “Celebrating the African Community”


  3. Festival of the Moon
    (June)   Event Location - Old Town  - (visit website)

    A full selection of Bell's Beer paired perfectly with none other than Vernadine's sweet soul food.


  4. Lansing JazzFest
    (August)   Held in historic Old Town Lansing  

    Each artist participating in the JazzFest unveils an original work that has not previously been played at any other festival.


  5. Old Town Blues
    (September)   Held in historic Old Town Lansing   - (visit website)

    A free, two-day music festival featuring local, regional and national acts in historic Old Town Lansing.






 

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