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New Treatments Available for Sickle Cell Disease

They are helping people live longer, more productive lives


Your Health

Founder of Women’s Cancer Group Removes Barriers

Purpose Prize winner Ify Anne Nwabukwu aids immigrant women with breast cancer

Minorities Spend Less on Health Care Than Whites

Racial and ethnic disparities emerge in data on medical expenditures

Expanding Medicare Eligibility Could Help Reduce Disparities

New study finds that coverage gaps for Blacks and Hispanics narrow at age 65

Fitness Influencers' Best Healthy Living Tips

We asked Instagram stars — who happen to be over 50 — to share their diets, workouts and more

Skin Cancer Risks in People of Color

While they have lower odds of getting melanoma, Black and Hispanic people have worse survival rates

Pandemic Shaves 2.7 Years Off Life Expectancy for Blacks

Communities of color suffered disproportionately higher deaths

Work and Money

Black Business Owners Share Their 3 Secrets to Success

Learning how to turn challenges into opportunities can help your business thrive

Turn Your Skills Into a Business Opportunity

These steps can help you make your entrepreneurial dream a reality

Black and Latino Workers More Likely to Lose Income

Businesses employing high numbers of minorities were hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak


11 Gems From the Black Film Archive to Watch Now

​Get ready to bookmark this newly launched cinema treasure trove​

New Movies Put Focus on Black Beauty and Style

Award contenders portray iconic women who, like us, defined themselves

10 Actors Doing Their Best Work After 70

​​From Blythe Danner to Cicely Tyson, never has acting one’s age been more exciting​

Jennifer Hudson Fulfills Her Destiny in 'Respect'

The film and music star on the Queen of Soul, Whitney Houston and her mom's enduring wisdom

Diana Ross’ Most Sensational Moments Captured on Film

And don’t miss our hand-picked playlist of her fiercest hits and best ballads

Joy Supreme

​Spreading the Joy of Jumping Through Double Dutch

Au​​thor creates masters' team of jump ropers

A Beginner's Guide to Jazz Music

Famous trumpeter on tips for discovering the groove

Nonprofit Founder Works to Transform Urban Communities

Raymond Jetson wants citizens to thrive

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities Last a Lifetime

Black Greek life relationships span generations

Barrier Breakers: Black Athletes Who Paved the Way

Sports figures talk about their heroes

Beauty and Style

​5 Best Foundations for Black Women 50+​

​Expanded color palettes and new formulations

7 Tips for Transitioning From Relaxed to Natural Hair

Celebrity hairstylists offer professional advice

5 Best Dry Shampoos for African American Hair

Pro tips for reviving your style

Video Spotlight

Double Dutch Group Makes Exercise Fun

Joy Jones founded DC Retro Jumpers group

A Day in the Life of a 68-Year-Old Fitness Expert

Fitness expert shares her daily routine to stay healthy

How Smokey Robinson Got His First No. 1 Hit

The story behind the song “Shop Around”

Veteran's Voices

Tuskegee Airman's Sons Recall Father's Passion for Flying

Herb Jones Jr. could be found at the airport in his 90s

Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Soldiers' Mail

Hilda Griggs is one of the last members of her unit

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