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Larry (Jay Price) Carter honored by U.S. Rep Elissa Slotkin for Black History Month

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Slotkin Honors Black Leaders, Historical Figures from Michigan’s 7th District with Floor Speech for Congressional Record Statements

(Rep. Slotkin’s remarks can be viewed HERE, beginning one hour and seven minutes into the clip)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Black History Month comes to a close, U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (MI-07) honored 10 Michiganders from the 7th Congressional District with distinct legacies as trailblazers, both past and present.

“Their stories span the geographical breadth of the district as well as the depth of our nation’s history: from Civil War heroes and escaped slaves to modern singers and scholars. All of them should be celebrated, and all of them called Michigan home,” Slotkin said from the House floor Monday night.

The individuals she honored and the communities in the 7th district where they lived or worked are listed below, with links to their respective Congressional Record Statement:

From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []


Monday, February 27, 2023

Ms. SLOTKIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to communicate to you the 
profound influence and legacy of a man who was the ultimate 
communicator. Larry Carter dedicated his life to informing and 
uplifting Lansing, Michigan's Black community, first through the radio, 
and later through a newspaper he founded with his wife, Carolyn, that 
continues in publication today under his daughter's hand.
  Carter, also known as Jay Price, was born in Mississippi but grew up 
in the Midwest, graduating from John Marshall High School in Chicago in 
1967. He met his future wife, Carolyn Hill, at the age of 12, and 
married her shortly after graduating from Columbia College with a 
degree in Broadcast Journalism. Together they raised three children: 
Anastacio; William; and Yanice.
  Larry spent the early years of his career in positions spanning 
several media markets across the Midwest and Southern regions. In 1984, 
an industry colleague convinced him to move to Lansing, Michigan, where 
he accepted a position in local radio. There, he quickly talked the 
station owner into changing the format to adult contemporary, with 
Larry as the morning host. He was an instant on-air success, and also 
worked behind the scenes as sales manager to produce commercials.
  Despite the success he achieved in radio, Carter was itching to 
explore other avenues. In 1986, he launched a print publication 
initially called ``The Capital Chronicle'' and later renamed ``The 
Chronicle News.'' The focus was simple: fill the void Larry saw in 
local news coverage by spotlighting and enhancing awareness of issues 
in the Black community. It was a family affair from the start: Larry 
handled advertising sales; Carolyn learned how to design and layout the 
stories; and the kids enlisted their friends to deliver the paper door-
  Today, Larry and Carolyn have both passed on but their legacy 
remains. The Chronicle Newspaper is published twice monthly, by their 
daughter Yanice. The free publication is distributed throughout Mid-
Michigan and can be found in municipal buildings, schools, local 
businesses, churches, and community centers. They also leave behind the 
legacy of family, including their three children, six grandchildren, 
two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and 
  Larry was devoted to lifting up the stories of his community, and 
today, it is my great honor to lift up his story, with profound. 
gratitude for his devotion to creating a platform for the Black community to be seen, heard, and understood.


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