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Black woman-owned bakery gets Lansing storefront 

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Black woman-owned bakery gets Lansing storefront 

by: Josh SanchezIzzy Martin via

On Studio 10, we love to showcase local businesses and because it is Black History Month, we want to highlight some wonderfully owned black businesses that you can support.

Both recently got new spaces in the Lansing Area.

The owner and creator of Social Light Society, Nyshell Lawrence, says that the idea for this space came back in 2017 when Lawrence and her husband were shopping in a bookstore and she noticed the lack of titles written by black women.

The journey to the storefront wasn’t easy. After a series of pop-up shops and book clubs, Social Light Society finally got a permanent spot in the Lansing Mall.

The owner, Nikki Thompson-Frazier, says that her daughters inspired the bakery because they both have gluten allergies.

The bakery can be found inside the Knapp Building a move that is thanks to Lansing’s Built To Last competition. Sweet Encounter was…

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