Bill Castanier has been an award-wining weekly newspaper editor, advertising and public relations executive in his 40 year career. In addition, he has been an executive with a newspaper trade association and founded Michigan’s first technology association, I-TE@M. He writes a weekly newspaper feature on Michigan authors and is on the Board of the Kerrytown BookFest and the Michigan Notable Book Awards. He has the only daily blog on Michigan literature (Mittenlit) and founded

3 responses to “Malcolm X street signs go up in Lansing”

  1. Malcolm X Street signs are now up in Lansing |

    […] it was cool to see X and King together again. Thanks to Lansing Online News for the photo and the story. This entry was posted on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 at 2:18 pm and is filed under […]

  2. jamalc

    Al-Hajj Malik al-Shabazz [ Malcolm X ] should be reconized by Lansing officials. He grew up there and attended schools in Lansing and Mason, Michigan. One of his brother’s used to be Imam [ Muslim Minister] in Lansing. He still have relatives in Michigan and his sister lives in White Cloud [ about 40 miles ] from Grand Rapids.
    Two of my cousins were his mother’s personal nurse when she was in the state hospital in Kalamazoo. Other relatives new of him and his family as they grew up in the same area around Logan street, Main street, Pennslyvania ave. and other areas.

  3. Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War |

    […] the X Foundation. He was instrumental in the efforts to have Lansing’s historic Main Street renamed Malcolm X Street in 2010. A dynamic speaker, debater and voracious reader, Mr. Burnside’s presentations are […]

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