NDG Book Review: “Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog”

“Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog” by Carol Chiodo Fleischman, illustrated by Stephanie Ford
c.2015, Pelican Publishing Company		$16.99 / higher in Canada	      32 pages

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez Open your ears and close your mouths! That’s something your teacher says when she wants your class to be still and listen. Look but don’t touch is something Mom says, or “That smells fishy” when she doesn’t believe something. Hearing, smelling, feeling: those are three of the five senses you […]

New success guide for women of color in corporate America

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Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) — The life experiences of Deborah Gray-Young placed her into a very unique position to be able to offer women of color an in-depth insight into navigating through and around the roadblocks erected by society. It is no secret that women have always had to fight for an equal place in the […]

Almost Famous Women is a delightful collection of short stories

“Almost Famous Women” by Megan Mayhew Bergman

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You were this close. You almost had it. Missed it by a hair, by just a smidge. You were slightly off the mark; in fact, almost too close to call. You didn’t get the cigar. Contrary to the old saying, close counts in more than just horseshoes and hand grenades. The proof […]

Issa Rae, Making the Black Experience Relatable

Issa Rae’s award-winning net-series has garnered more than 25 million views

by Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The world is full of African-American girls who have little rhythm, tend to be unsure of themselves in social situations, and who consider themselves, awkward. However, unlike those who grew up in the 1980s who turned introvert and found solace in mountains of books, […]

“Taking All Our Good Black Men” is first in erotica trilogy

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LOS ANGELES – Tall, dark and sublimely handsome, author Dannell Booker pens his erotica just like he looks – tall, dark and hands on!  With the announcement of his “Love Is Painful Sometimes” trilogy and the release of the novel, “Taking All Our Good Black Men,” the first book from the series, from his publishing house […]

The Many Faces of Josephine Baker, like her, has issues

“The Many Faces of Josephine Baker” 
c.2015, Chicago Review Press	     $19.95 / $23.95 Canada		195 pages

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez You are a kid with determination. You set your sights on something, and it’s done. You don’t waste any time, don’t mess around – you want it and you’ll have it, one way or another. For one little girl back in the early 1900s, it was the same: she knew […]

Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread is a heart-striking novel, hard to put down

Spool of Blue Thread

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Cut from the same cloth. That’s what your grandma said about you and your siblings, but it couldn’t have been further from the truth: you were different as sun and rain. You came from the same set of parents, and that’s about all you had in common. Still, there are always things in […]

Powerful Book on Mentoring – Features Amazing Real-Life Short Stories From 47 Contributors

The Magic of Mentoring: Pearls of Wisdom by author Barbara A. Perkins

Los Angeles, CA(BlackNews.com) — In recognition of Black History Month, Barbara A. Perkins, releases The Magic of Mentoring: Pearls of Wisdom, a collection of short stories written by 47 Pearls (contributors) who believe as she that mentoring is the key to success for young people today. Perkins comments, “Every child deserves to be mentored. Every child […]

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