FTT-Financial Transaction Tax or Flash Boys Transaction Tax?


By William Spriggs At the top of the New York Times bestseller list in non-fiction is Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys; a detailed look at how the high-frequency computerized trading of stocks allowed sophisticated programmers to beat top institutional investors to trades and pocket millions.  Lewis tells the story as a detective story, with a Royal Bank [...]

Is meditation the answer to ‘Real Happiness at Work’?

Real Happiness at Work

by Terri Schlichenmeyer You started a business to make money. You accepted the job to feed your family, pay bills, or save for retirement. You founded a corporation because you saw a need and it could be lucrative. You took the position because it was in your field and it offered opportunities. You didn’t accept work [...]

‘Get it Girl Guide to Online Dating’ is ‘Sex in the City’ for the digital diva

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DALLAS — If smartphones, texting and Snapchat hadn’t been invented the last time you dated, you’ll need a whole new Emily Post when it comes to today’s dating scene. Meet author Eve Mayer, a divorced mom, humorist, and social media guru who introduces readers to an eye-opening look inside the tech savvy world of dating in [...]

Rosie Perez’s ‘Handbook for an Unpredictable Life’ is funny, charming and spirited

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By Terri Schlichenmeyer Having braces apparently wasn’t bad enough. You hated your tin grin, but that wasn’t as demoralizing as acne, which was nothing compared to hormones, which wasn’t as annoying as untamable hair, which was minimal compared to your teenage self-esteem – which hovered around 5 on a 1-to-50 scale. Still, you overcame, lived through [...]

New bookstore opens near the Bishop Arts District

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I remember the glory days of Emma Rodger’s Black Images bookstore. So many notable authors over the years appeared for book signings at the treasured store in the Wynnewood Shopping District. It was a sad day for black book lovers when they Emma and her partner closed her doors. We lost a nationally renowned landmark [...]

Memoir reveals key insights on living with Parkinson’s disease

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‘Mr. Parkinson’s and Me’ presents multi-faceted account of Parkinson’s,its effects WINDCREST, Texas – The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation reports that approximately one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and about 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Despite being a progressive disease, people who live for years with the PD, such as Golden Globe-nominated actor [...]

No Longer a Bridesmaid! discusses the 7 types of single women


SAN FRANCISCO (BlackNews.com) — For years, Terry Cato was always the bridesmaid, but never the bride. In this poignant memoir, this first-time author tells the story of her seven years of preparation, finally becoming a Lady-in-Waiting (engaged) and then a bride. During her years of being single, Terry observed seven personality types — her own [...]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah a National Book Critics Circle winner

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NEW YORK — This week at the New School in New York, the National Book Critics Circle announced the recipients of its book awards for publishing year 2013. The winners include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s audacious novel “Americanah” (Alfred A. Knopf), a love story, immigrant’s tale and acute snapshot of our times; and Sheri Fink’s “Five [...]

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