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NDG Book Review: ‘Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You’ve got mail. No, real mail, delivered by a carrier in a mailbox outside your door. It doesn’t happen very often and it’s...

NDG Book Review: ‘My Life in the Purple Kingdom’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You had every intention to stand still that night. Nice try. Your shoulders were shimmying ten seconds after you stepped to a beat,...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Whom should you hire? That’s a question you ask yourself often, and you strive to be fair with it by hiring the best...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘Dear Justyce’ is a good read for teens and adults

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your birthday card had a Black History postage stamp on it. As always, it was from Grandma and though it’s kind of corny,...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer To relax, or not to relax? Why not? Whatever. Your hair has gone through several stages of change: you’ve braided, straightened, curled, permed,...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘Swish!’ offers insight to an American sports legend

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your favorite player loves getting buckets. And that’s good – that’s the goal of the game, after all, right? It’s called basketball because...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘Pet Nation’ is a fun read for animal lovers

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Great-grandpa would think you were crazy. In his day, dogs slept outside, maybe in the barn, or in a doghouse, if they had...

NDG Book Review: ‘Reclaiming Her Time’ is informative and light

By Terri Schlichenmeyer “Excuse me. It’s my time to talk.” Ugh, it’s frustrating when someone doesn’t honor your voice or respect your ideas. When it’s your...

NDG Bookshelf: The Organ Thieves is a nonfiction medical thriller

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It gives you such a great feeling. Yep, generosity: you can’t beat it. To hand over a gift, to watch someone smile, that’s...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘Bunheads’ is an inspiring book from a groundbreaking dancer

By Terri Schlichenmeyer These days, helping others is on point. It’s the best thing to do – not just for them, but for you. Everybody’s happy...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You’re beat down. Tired, ready to rest, just plain done. So much racism, so many politicians doing so many things. You’re wiped, laid...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘We’re Better Than This’ is a great read for this time

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Things could always be worse. You didn’t sleep well last night, your day started earlier than usual, and traffic, ugh; then you forgot...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘The Awkward Black Man: Stories’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Right now, you’re living your best life. That’s all. It’s not complicated: you roll with whatever happens, and try not to worry; your...

NDG Book Review: ‘A Most Beautiful Thing’ highlights a sports milestone

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Either, or. The choice is yours: do you pick one thing, or take the other? Stay where you are, or reach for better?...

NDG Book Review: ‘The Shared Room’ is a tough, wonderful work

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Sometimes, things change in a minute. You look, and it’s one way. You look again, it’s different, and you didn’t even see the...

NDG Book Review: ‘Thank You for Voting’ is a timely read

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The checkmarks marched down the columns like hand-holding toddlers on a daycare outing. You cast your vote for this candidate. You liked what...

NDG Book Review: ‘One Year of Ugly’ is a fun read you can bank on

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The officer at the bank said “yes.” And there you were: the proud owner of something big, something you’d wanted your entire life....

NDG Book Review: ’55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your last regular paycheck has come and gone. That was awhile ago, back before you were downsized / laid off / reassigned right...

NDG Book Review: The Business of Lovers

By Terri Schlichenmeyer How is it that there’s never enough money? No matter how much comes in, more goes out, even when you work hard, scrimp,...

NDG Book Review: ‘We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You put a lot of work into your sign. When you were done, what was once the side of a cardboard box suddenly...