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Want to Start a Business? Win a Meeting With Daymond John

‘Shark Tank’ investor says you can be a successful entrepreneur at any age, and he’ll help you strategize


President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Author Toni Morrison during a ceremony

‘National Treasure’ Challenged Ideas About Race

Author and educator, Toni Morrison, who died at age 88, wrote her first novel at 39


Kidney Disease Care to Get Federal Overhaul

African Americans die from kidney failure at a greater rate than some segments of population

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Viola Davis Film Aims to Remove Diabetes’ Stigma

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

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Historic Harlem Has the Apollo — and So Much More

The Manhattan neighborhood is well worth a subway ride uptown

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12 Shows to Binge-Watch Before 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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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

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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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