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Rev. William Barber speaks at a news conference

William Barber II Reframes the Civil Rights for Modern Times

Five injustices, including poverty and racism, hold back America's potential, he says


Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden stands in her office with a stack of books

Newest Librarian of Congress is a Pioneer in Two Ways

Carla Hayden also knows where the treasures are buried in the nation’s library

A person getting their hair colored

Hair Dye and Straighteners Linked to Breast Cancer

National Institutes of Health study finds risk higher for black women who regularly use the products

A mature African-American man in his 40s shopping in the produce section of a supermarket, pushing a shopping cart. He has a serious expression on his face, perhaps not finding the vegetable he is looking for.

Severe Obesity Expected in a Third of U.S. Blacks by 2030

By 2030, only 17.5% of African American adults are expected to be of normal weight or underweight

Martin Luther King Junior leads a march

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

With King's dream only partially achieved, they work to ensure civil and other rights

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

Trailblazers of Hip-Hop Reflect at Middle Age

The first rap records were released 40 years ago and its pioneers have branched out beyond music

A man places his hands on his chest suffering from apparent pain from his heart

Heart Disease Linked to Gene Variant in Blacks Often Missed

Researchers stress importance of diagnosing this treatable disease


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What You Should Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

A nursing home or even in-home care can be expensive

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Man Faces His Family’s History of Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Blacks have an increased risk of developing the disease

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Losing Weight After Age 50 is Tough. Here’s How to Do It

4 of 5 African American women are overweight or obese

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