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A woman with cancer is wearing a scarf on her head as her adult daughter is giving her a hug. Both women are smiling with gratitude and hope for recovery.

Breast Cancer Death Rate Continues Decades-Long Decline

But mortality rate remains substantially higher for black women


Diahann Carroll arrives at the 2012 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 12, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Famous People We’ve Lost This Year

Actress Diahann Carroll passed away this month


Kidney Disease Care to Get Federal Overhaul

African Americans have a higher mortality rate

Viola Davis pictured on Today with Willie Geist

Viola Davis Film Aims to Remove Diabetes’ Stigma

Watching ‘A Touch of Sugar’ just might save your life

A view of the infamous Apollo sign in New York, NY

Historic Harlem Has the Apollo — and So Much More

The Manhattan neighborhood is well worth a subway ride uptown

Filmmaker Ava Duvernay smiles during an interview

12 Shows to Binge-Watch This Fall

Including Ava DuVernay’s riveting miniseries on the unjustly accused Central Park Five

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You Can Go Back to School From Home — for Free

Keep your brain active, learn new skills in massive open online courses


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Video Spotlight

Image of musician Mary Patton

How I Wound Up Onstage 50 Years Ago at Woodstock

Mary Patton was a friend of one of the musicians, who invited her onstage as he was performing

Woman holds a photo of an older man in an armed forces uniform.

Stories from the ‘My Alzheimer’s’ project

Paula Wright shares her mom’s challenges as her father’s dementia worsens

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, records music at a studio

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Stand Up’ Still Resonates

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the Queen of Soul died

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