Shanika P. Carter

Shanika P. Carter is an author, freelance writer, editor, and adjunct communications instructor. She is also the Principal Consultant of The Write Flow & Vibe, LLC (, offering writing, editing, and content development services to a variety of clientele, including fellow authors and businesses. Shanika is the author of the book To Lead or Not to Lead, which was released in 2019.

Shanika recently returned to her hometown of Muskegon after spending over 11 years in Grand Rapids. A native of Muskegon Heights, she proudly professes her love for and affiliations with her fellow Muskegon Heights Tigers, MSU Spartans, GVSU Lakers, and Sorors of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

In her spare time, Shanika loves to travel, shop, and spend time with family and loved ones. A self-proclaimed movie buff, she loves most genres of movies (especially horror!) and music.

Feature Story Renderings for the Eastowne Centre project in Norton Shores.

Norton Shores works to increase housing options

Feature Story Anthony Lambers credits real estate for helping him turn his life around.
Feature Story Sarah Sass

Muskegon professionals find success, happiness close to home

Feature Story Jocelyn Hines (right) poses with her parents (left) and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after Hines received the 2019 Youth Volunteer of the Year award.
Feature Story Exclusive tours are giving a sneak peak at the inner workings of Muskegon's art scene.
Feature Story Cecil McCarty began by holding workout sessions at a park before opening BFFS. (Paul ApPaul)

Pandemic inspires woman to open hip-hop fitness center

Feature Story Culinary Institute of Michigan Professor and Chef Amanda Miller — and contributor to Patricia’s Chocolates in Grand Haven participated in the Netflix series "School of Chocolate."
Feature Story A customer orders at the Kuntry Cookin' food truck in Muskegon.

Success of Kuntry Cookin’ shows the power of community support

Feature Story Alita Kelly gardening
Feature Story Bates Place 1