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'Scandal' Actor Joe Morton Wants America to Come Together

The Emmy-winning actor-musician talks with AARP about race and unity and shares his pandemic go-to recipe


Edna Kane-Williams on COVID-19 and Minorities

AARP's senior vice president for multicultural leadership fights for all older Americans


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Website links volunteers and older adults with the resources they need



Tuskegee Airman Gets Wish to Help Dyslexic Students

Frank Macon overcame learning struggles to fix, fly planes for U.S. military

TV Streaming Services Let You Binge on Your Favorite Shows

Apple, BET, CBS, Disney, HBO provide options in addition to the pioneers. And NBC's Peacock is free

Are You Confused About Driving in a Roundabout?

You're not alone, but AAA's Kurt Gray says a few simple rules can get you through confidently

Civil Rights & History

Older Activists Make Voices Heard in March on Washington

'They're excited because they're seeing a change' — 57 years after 1963's 'I Have a Dream' speech


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

How These Older Americans Are Demanding Change

Spurred on by the death of George Floyd, 46, they are marching — even with worries about COVID-19


Pastor Reframes Civil Rights Movement for Modern Times

Five injustices, including poverty and racism, hold back U.S. potential, the Rev. William Barber II says

Myrlie Evers-Williams Faces Racial Unrest Head-On

Former NAACP Chair on how America can reach its promise of freedom, equality


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

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

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Black Heart Patients Get Less Early Treatment, Die More

Race may influence the care that African Americans are provided, study finds. And insurance plays a part


8 Great Reasons to Get Started Walking — Now

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

Blacks' Lung Cancer Rate No Longer Exceeds That of Whites

African Americans have cut back on smoking in the past 60 years, especially Gen Xers and younger


Where You Live at 50 Could Determine How Long You Live

AARP report finds access to health care, housing, jobs matters most at midlife

How Cultural Influences Can Affect the Way You Give Care

Be conscious of the differences and so you can find common ground with the person you're caring for


Stressed Out? Try This Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Focusing your mind in this way can alleviate anxiety, slow aging, and improve your attention span


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TV, Movies & Music

50 Years Ago Diana Ross Earned Her First Solo Hit

'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' topped Billboard


17 Essential Films About Our Expansive Black Experience

Black life in America isn't a singular culture

Courtney B. Vance on Race and Life With Angela Bassett

He has new HBO series, 23-year Hollywood marriage


The 5 Best Spike Lee Films You Haven't Seen — But Still Can

Explore more of the great American filmmaker's work

11 Black Filmmakers You Should Know (and Will Love)

Up your watch list game with these essential directors


Listen to a Podcast Episode: Getting Better With Rhyme

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

Book Excerpts

'Big Friendship' Illustrates the Awesome Power of Pals

Two BFFs explore challenges of deep, lasting bonds

Excerpt: First Chapter of 'The Vanishing Half' Sets the Stage

Must-read new fiction about racism from Brit Bennett

Terry McMillan’s New Novel Focuses on Friends in Their 60s

Fall in love with story from ‘Waiting to Exhale’ author

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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