“Getting Waisted” is a nice surprise for those who struggle on the yo-you diet cycle

Getting Waisted

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Up and down. Up and down. When your children were infants, you did it for them all night. You do it now with the remote, clicking through when you’re looking for something good on TV. You’re up and down while cleaning, working, exercising, and weighing yourself – and on that note, if [...]

NDG Bookshelf: “All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom”

All Different Now

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed. Oh, sure, you’ll still be in the same bed with the same sheets and jammies. Your room will be the same room you went to sleep in. Your mom will still be your mom and your dad will still be your dad [...]

SC Johnson heir could serve only two months for sexual assault of 12 year old step daughter


It is hard to imagine but SC Johnson heir, Samuel Curtis Johnson III, could spend as little as two months in jail for repeated sexual assault of his 12 year old step daughter. Somehow this billionaire is getting this light sentence along with a $6,000 fine. Johnson faced up to 40 years in jail after [...]

Is Michael Jackson’s Xscape good? Depends on who you ask

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Michael Jackson’s estate was paid quite a pretty penny by Sony for his unreleased songs. They have now released Xscape which features songs with Justin Timbaland and others. Is it good? Well depends on who you ask. Plains Dealer loves it: “Up until now, we’ve gotten posthumous albums and compilations that have consisted of other artists [...]

“Mistakes I Made at Work” is an excellent book to give to to graduates

Mistakes I Made at Work

  By Terri Schlichenmeyer Everybody knows what you did. It didn’t take long for word to get around, actually; you can tell by the smirks and the lack of eye-contact in the hall. It was a colossal error, one that cost the company more than you care to think about. And it was all your fault. [...]

Belle reveals a little known story and a rising star


By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor The release of Belle on Mother’s Day weekend in Dallas is perfect, it is the ideal movie for the family. Mom and daughters will enjoy the rich beauty of the film, the search for love of the young girls; meanwhile even the fellas will admit the legal drama is intriguing. [...]

Pearl Cleage’s ‘Things I Should Have Told My Daughter’ is a must read

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Dear Diary… You’ve written that many times in your life. Little hurts, schoolgirl crushes, firsts, lasts, and thoughts. It’s all written in your journal so you’d see where you came from and where you’re going. But would you want your children or grandchildren to read your journals, unedited, warts and all? Pearl Cleage thinks she [...]

Rio 2 is a pure delight for families on Easter weekend

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By Dwight Brown, NNPA Film Critic You know what they say, “Birds with blue feathers have to stick together!” In this spirited and very sweet sequel to the box office hit Rio ($486 million in international sales), the story continues about a previously thought to be extinct exotic bird species called the Blue Macaw. Before, the lovable creatures [...]

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