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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.

Game Day menus that score big

Even if your team isn’t playing in the big game, you can still come out a winner with a tasty viewing party recipe. Plan your menu ahead of time so you can be confident you’ll score big with a spread ...

NEHGS offers free access to new ancestry research portal

To commemorate Black History Month in February, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has assembled a wealth of information in a single portal on its data rich website, offering important resources to the researcher of African American ancestry.

House of Mandela Wines expands despite obstacles

Dr. Makaziwe Maki Mandela and her daughter Tukwini Mandela have found another way in which to carry on the legendary legacy of their family’s name.

Five tips to safely shovel snow

With the the Mid-Atlantic recovering from a major snowstorm, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), the North American trade association representing snow management professionals, has these five tips for safely shoveling snow.