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Jay-Z performs onstage during the 'On The Run II' Tour at Rose Bowl on September 22, 2018 in Pasadena, California

Jay-Z, Nina Simone Songs Picked for National Registry

RFK speech and 'Schoolhouse Rock!'  also make the annual list



Lupita Nyong'o cries in terror as she removes a mask of her face in a creepy poster for US

'Us': A Horror Film With a Unique Message

'Get Out' director Jordan Peele makes a funny yet scary movie that says something about America

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Fitness Gets the Likes on Facebook

66-year-old influencer Wendy Ida shares the power of strength and social connection

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Looking Back at Motown’s 60 Years of Music

The Detroit sound that changed America — and the world at large

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Black Entrepreneurs Turn Passion Into Profits

Survey finds African American small business owners face challenges raising funds

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A Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Historic Harlem

The Manhattan neighborhood is well worth a subway ride uptown

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Legendary Singer Chaka Khan Finds Her 'Happiness'

At 65 she is in the midst a resurgence and her upcoming new album is just part of a big year ahead


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The Cancer-Death Racial Gap is Narrowing

However the rate is still higher for black Americans than whites   

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Trainer on Strength Training

Why you've just gotta do it — and how to start getting strong

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Your Top Prediabetes Questions Answered

The more you know — beyond how it's 'not quite' diabetes — the better you can protect yourself

Daughter-mother cooks Tracye and Mary McQuirter leaning against a counter. A pecan pie sits next to them.

Embracing the Health Benefits of Going Vegan

Daughter-mother cooks Tracye and Mary McQuirter reinvent the pecan pie


What Does Race Have to Do With Diabetes? 

If you're in a group with an elevated risk, here are 5 tips on how to lower it

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Barbershop Care Trims Black Men's Hair, Blood Pressure

The novel project’s success has prompted expansion to more U.S. cities

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