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WATCH: More Than Skin Deep: How a burn victim became a beauty inspiration

Shalom Nchom was severely burned in a grease fire as a child. See how she helps others feel beautiful.

Advocacy group calls for federal regulation of black hair products

Products marketed to black women are largely untested, unlabeled and unregulated with toxins and carcinogens that lead to hormone disorders, reproductive health challenges and contribute to obesity rates and aggressive cancers.

Life in Baltimore: Leah's Book Club 2016 National Women's History Month honorees

The sixth annual Irene Bennett Reid Memorial Tea sponsored by Leah's Book Club honored eleven women in the community and presented guest author, F. Michael Higginbotham.

Author/publicist Cherrie Woods shares 10 Key PR tips in new book

Self-published authors need the tools to compete in today's saturated book market and public relations expert Cherrie Woods’ eagerly anticipated debut book “Where Do I Start? 10 PR Questions and Answers to Guide Self-Published Authors” fills the expertise gap for ...

Are female emojis sexist and harmful to girls?

My girls will think it's more than a little bit ironic that I am writing a story about emojis, those characters you find throughout texts and social media, since they believe I'm the last person on the planet to download ...

5 simple ways to go green at home and save money

Thinking green throughout the year can offer some significant benefits. Here are some easy ways you can go green in your own home and lower your energy bills:

Film Review: Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Spike Lee, the old guard of Black indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane vampireish art film that is a beauty to behold. Sophisticated, demented, eerie, erotic – prepare to be shocked and flabbergasted.

ASK ALMA: I hate my husband’s best friend

I hate my husband’s best friend. They are total opposites and I just don’t get it.

Homegrown flavor from an indoor garden

Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. From micro-greens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors.

'Black girl magic' is more than a hashtag; it's a movement

Coming of age in the early '90s, Marcia Smith says, her mother made sure she would grow up to be a proud black woman, instilling in her from a young age what it means to love yourself, culture and heritage.

ASK ALMA: High school reunion baby bombshell

Dear Alma, I hope I can explain this right, because I really need your help.

A BLT that thinks outside the box

Few sandwiches are more widely enjoyed than BLTs. When hosting parties, hosts often look for foods that will appeal to their guests, which makes BLTs a great appetizer option.

ASK ALMA: My boyfriend's controlling, but I love him

Hi Alma. My name is K. I’ve been with my boyfriend almost 4 years. He works but doesn’t make enough to help me.

Self-taught artist wins 2016 Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year Award

When Herb Massie was growing up in Sandtown, he exhibited drawing talent at five years old and aspired to become an artist.

How to handle a temporary loss of income

Millions of North Americans are struggling to make ends meet, and data suggests many adults are living paycheck to paycheck.