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collage of dozens of the famous faces of hip hop with artists such as queen latifah, snoop dog, missy elliott, will smith, salt and pepa, jay z and many more

Hip-Hop at Middle Age

Trailblazers of the youth-oriented musical movement talk about their journey, and the road ahead


A woman with cancer is wearing a scarf on her head as her adult daughter is giving her a hug. Both women are smiling with gratitude and hope for recovery.

Breast Cancer Death Rate Continues to Decline

But mortality rate remains higher for black women

Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams performing a ropes exercise with a trainer

Working Out With Billy Dee Williams

How a screen icon rebuilt his 'Star Wars' body


Kidney Disease Care to Get Federal Overhaul

African Americans have a higher mortality rate

Viola Davis pictured on Today with Willie Geist

Viola Davis Film Aims to Remove Diabetes’ Stigma

‘Not many things scare me,’ she says. Watching ‘A Touch of Sugar’ just might save your life

A view of the infamous Apollo sign in New York, NY

Historic Harlem Has the Apollo — and So Much More

The Manhattan neighborhood is well worth a subway ride uptown

Filmmaker Ava Duvernay smiles during an interview

12 Shows You'll Want to Binge-Watch This Season

Including Ava DuVernay’s riveting miniseries on the unjustly accused Central Park Five


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How I Wound Up Onstage 50 Years Ago at Woodstock

Mary Patton was a friend of one of the musicians, who invited her onstage as he was performing

Woman holds a photo of an older man in an armed forces uniform.

Stories from the ‘My Alzheimer’s’ project

Paula Wright shares her mom’s challenges as her father’s dementia worsens

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, records music at a studio

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Stand Up’ Still Resonates

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than a year since the Queen of Soul died

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