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Understanding How Cultural Influences Can Affect Caregiving

Be conscious of the differences so you can find common ground


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Medicare Data Shows Virus Hits Older Minorities Hardest

Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans hospitalized

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Civil Rights & History

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Rep. John Lewis, Who Suffered Violence to Seek Peace, Dies

80-year-old civil rights activist became known as the 'conscience of Congress' in three decades there

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Alabama was the scene of violent clashes as Martin Luther King led a march from Selma to Montgomery

11 Fascinating Southern Stops Along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Visit the sites, many outdoors, where ordinary citizens like John Lewis fought racial injustice, made history

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How These Older Americans Are Demanding Change

Even with worries about COVID-19, they are marching, spurred on by the death of George Floyd

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6 Leaders Who Carry On Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Even after the passage of sweeping federal laws, the dream of equality has been only partially achieved

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Black Women Had to Fight for Right to Vote, Recognition

They were suffragists combating both racism and sexism long after the 19th Amendment was passed

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Black History Helps Complete the Story of Humanity

Harvard scholar Carter G. Woodson fought to preserve African American contributions to society

Celebrating Black Music

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Roberta Flack's Second Take on Debut Album 'First Take'

Singer talks about 50th anniversary release

Famous hip hop performers

Listen to a Podcast Episode: Getting Better With Rhyme

Hip-hop: 'It doesn't get more American than that'


Rap Pioneer YoYo's Second Act is Teaching Kids to Write

Teaches them 'to get A’s in English through hip-hop'

Coronavirus Pandemic

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Older Blacks, Women Face Higher Risks

Many work in jobs such as home health

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Why COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Blacks

Income inequality is high on list

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Virus, Discrimination Stress Most of Nation

Surveys highlight mental health toll

Medical workers take in African American male patient outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center

Virus More Likely to Kill Blacks Ages 45-54

Unequal access to health care a factor

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1 in 4 Teachers at Risk of Severe COVID-19

Complications a heightened threat

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Undertaker Thinks Deaths Undercounted

Not all who die are being tested

Left: Miliary photo of Thomas Bowman, Sr. and Right:  Thomas Bowman, Jr. in the hospital

Son, Father Treated Together at Hospital

Ex-Marines hospitalized 2 days apart

A nurse helping a nursing home patient walk down the hallway

Virus Hits Facilities Serving Minorities

Variety of factors could be the cause

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Premature Cancer Deaths Costly to African Americans

Study finds racial disparity in 'lost earnings' between blacks and whites

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8 Great Reasons to Get Started Walking — Now

You can trim your waistline, sleep better and learn more reasons to get your body moving

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A Beginner's Guide to Meditation for Stress Relief

Here's how to quiet your mind, be calm and rid yourself of anxiety


Video Spotlight

Veteran Battles PTSD Because of Motorcycle Suicide Bomber

His mother is his caregiver and biggest advocate

Work Out in 10 Minutes: Find a Chair to Improve Your Balance

Our series with Bryant Johnson will get you moving

Alfre Woodard: 'Everybody Needs a Wave Right Now'

Love spreads faster than COVID-19, the actress says

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TV & Movies

Louis Gossett Jr. at the American Black Film Festival Honors Awards

Lou Gossett on His Role as a Musician With Alzheimer's

'You get to know more life' in your 70s and 80s, says the actor who has won both an Oscar and an Emmy

Janelle Monae Taraji P Henson and Octavia Spencer star in the film Hidden Figures

'Hidden Figures' Among Great Films About Black Experience

From Dr. Dre to unsung NASA geniuses, heroes of American history are immortalized in these films

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Emmy Nominations Offer a Grownups Guide to Good TV

Black actors were nominated for more than a third — a record 34.3 percent — of the awards

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Check Out the Best Will Smith Movies (So Far), Ranked

With his latest and maybe greatest 'King Richard' moved to 2021, get your Smith fix with these classics

Dule Hill attends the H B O Post Emmy Awards reception

Dulé Hill Premiers Second 'Psyche' Movie on Peacock

Now he's taking time to 'just enjoy the stillness, to check back in with myself, to recenter myself'

Denzel Washington, The Equalizer, movie review

13 Great Action Movies to Heat Up Your Long Summer Nights

See Denzel Washington in 'The Equalizer' and Eddie Murphy in the original 'Beverly Hills Cop'


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