“Destiny: Step into Your Purpose,” – How your talents may reveal a new path.


By:  Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez Around work, you’ve gotten a reputation as the go-to person for certain things. Everybody has a talent; yours happens to be on the job. People know you’re good, they utilize your ability, and you don’t mind. It’s not a big deal to you, but could there be more to […]

Urban Novel Series Chronicles Contemporary Struggles for African-American Parity in Society.

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In wake of the Charleston Episcopal Church shooting, Miachael Brown case in Ferguson, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner deaths among others, military veteran turned Author Thomas Barr Jr. has spent years working in the service of government chronicling the black experience in contemporary life. He has penned a quasi-fiction book series which portrays the urban […]

Founders of Beloved Life is Good® Brand Reveal Power of Optimism in ‘LIFE IS GOOD: The Book’


WASHINGTON —For over two decades, the much-loved Life is Good® brand has brought smiles, hope and help to millions. Over the course of their business career, founders and brothers Bert and John Jacobs have learned that optimism isn’t a marketing tactic — it’s the force that drove them to overcome tremendous obstacles and build a […]

You might like Mama’s Boy

Mama's Boy

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez You think about it all the time. The child making headlines in the news could be yours. He could be the kid wrapped up in trouble he never meant to have, the one whose name is known for the wrong reasons. And what would you do? You’ve thought about […]

Frederick Douglass Prize names SMU prof’s biography about escaped slave a finalist

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DALLAS (SMU) —SMU English Professor Ezra Greenspan’s acclaimed biography William Wells Brown: An African American Life (W.W. Norton) is a finalist for the prestigious Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African-American experience. Literary and cultural historian Greenspan, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in […]

Little Girl Inside takes a look at misconceptions of love


Bowie, MD (BlackNews.com) — A uniquely designed transparent jewel every woman should own in her jewelry box, The Little Girl Inside by Tonya Barbee is a ministry resource tool for women in search for transparency in the human heart. The author shows us how to overcome the inner battle of doing the right thing the […]

NAIL IT: Breaking into the Black Elite looks at the progress of Blacks

NAIL IT by Shonette Charles

RALEIGH —“NAIL IT: Breaking into the Black Elite,” is a that novel examines the progress African Americans have made in the New South and the racial struggles and class issues that still exist. This is the debut novel for Shonette Charles, a graduate of Harvard University and resident of Raleigh, North Carolina. Set in the […]

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

A Full Life

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez Nanu-Nanu and Pet Rocks.  Mood rings, platform shoes, CBs, and May the Force Be with You. Saturday Night Fever, Pac-Man, disco suits, and Olivia Newton John on rollerskates. If you’re of a Certain Age, these things bring back memories but in the new book “A Full Life” by Jimmy […]

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