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Expanding Medicare Eligibility Could Reduce Health Disparities

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

 

Work and Money

Education, Action Needed to Deter Fraud

Grandparent, work-from-home, affinity investing scams most common, AARP report finds

Black and Latino Workers More Likely to Lose Income

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

Black Workers More Optimistic About Jobs

AARP report finds 3 in 4 think financial situation will be better a year from now

Your Health

Pandemic Shaves a Year off Life Expectancy of Americans

The average life expectancy in the United States fell during the first six months of 2020

Black and Latina Women Focus on Self-Care During Pandemic

AARP survey finds 63% of women 50+ put more emphasis on inner health than outward appearances

Fitness Influencers' Best Healthy Living Tips

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

Vaccination Rates Still Lagging for Blacks, Hispanics

New report shows that despite narrowing gap, minorities still at greater risk for the coronavirus

Desserts for People With Diabetes

From chocolate to chia pudding, which treats to try — and when to eat them

Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screenings Recommended

Task force guidelines lower the starting age from 50 to 45

Entertainment

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

Who Is the Best Athlete-Actor of All Time?

From Esther Williams to The Rock, here's the ultimate jock-to-block(buster) countdown

Did You Know There Was a 'Black Woodstock' in 1969?

A new documentary uncovers the remarkable Summer of Soul

Joy Supreme

AARP Presents 'Smokey Wrote That'

Motown legend tells the stories behind timeless hits

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Fights for Racial Equality

Legend lauds 'profound influence' of Black athletes

5 Best Dry Shampoos for African American Hair

Pro tips for reviving your style

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

What 'Black Joy' Means and How It Grew

Practice joy by celebrating positive Black experiences

Travel

Remembering Heroes on Boston's Black Heritage Trail

A bronze memorial to African American Civil War soldiers is a stirring stop in the historic city

Detroit's Motown Museum Is a Must-See for Music Lovers

A guide to the legendary launching pad for Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and other superstars

Memorial Highlights Ties Between University, Slavery

UVA monument guides other colleges that are exploring their ties to enslaved people

Great Reads

Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr's List of Must-Read Books

Top picks focus on the African American experience

New Book Details Eartha Kitt's Amazing Life

Daughter says her mom was 'a fierce protector'

Fantastic Fiction by African-American Authors

9 novels we love by Colson Whitehead and more

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

AARP Salutes John Ingraham for His Service in the US Army

John Ingraham served in Iraq and Desert Storm

Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Soldiers' Mail

Hilda Griggs is one of the last members of her unit

Video Spotlight

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

Fitness expert shares her daily routine to stay healthy

Former Astronaut and NFL Player on His Second Career

Leland Melvin on space mission and much more

Civil Rights Pioneer Thrives With Granddaughter’s Help

Rob Grier was the first black player in the Sugar Bowl

Franklin McCain Participated in Lunch Counter Sit In

His protest helped the Civil Rights Movement in 1960

After 10 Days on Ventilator, COVID Patient Beats Odds

Mother is grateful to medical team for care

Darryl McDaniels on Becoming the King of Rock

Run D.M.C. musician reveals what fueled his success

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