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How a Biracial Journalist Found ‘Belonging’ and Success

In a powerful new memoir, Michelle Miller describes her mother’s abandonment, facing racial bias and forging her own identity


9 Celebrities Still Doing What They Love After 90

Catch up (if you can!) with Quincy Jones and more

Best-Dressed Stars Over 50 at the 2023 Oscars

Angela Bassett and others soared to new heights

MOA: Michelle Hurd on Richard Belzer’s Passing

Actress reflects on ‘Law and Order’ colleague’s death

Lessons From Michelle Obama’s ‘The Light We Carry’

She offers advice on overcoming life’s challenges

MOA: ‘The Legend of the 81-Point Game'

AARP members can watch through May 16, 2023

MOA: ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’

AARP members can watch through May 1, 2023

We Thrive Together

USPS Worker Uses CPR to Rescue Unconscious Teen

Kimberly “Smitty” Smith helped save a life

Louisville’s Harlem Was Falling. This Pastor Revived It

Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson helps residents

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities

Relationships can span generations

The LGBTQ Community Has a Housing Crisis

Dr. Imani Woody develops housing

Former Entrepreneur Turns Vacant Lots Into Urban Farms

Tony Hillery grows healthy food for kids

Your Health

Blacks, Hispanics on Dialysis Get More Staph Infections

Doctors say more can be done to help prevent it

AARP Survey: COVID-19 Has Impacted 50-Plus Americans

4 in 10 older adults have been infected

What Black Adults Need to Know About Stroke Risk

Recognizing signs of the medical emergency are key

Work and Money

How 3 Black Inventors Got Patents — and You Could, Too

Despite obstacles, these innovators turned their ideas into profitable inventions

7 Money-Saving Tips for Family Reunions

Negotiate costs and consider a variety of incomes when planning

How to Get Certified as a Small Business

Certification can open access to government contracts and other types of support


Video Spotlight

Black Army Vet Recalls WWII Mission to Boost Morale

At 102, Pvt. Romay Davis reflects on her battalion of Black and Hispanic women

First All-Black Climbing Team Takes On Everest

Mountaineer Phil Henderson led an expedition to the top of Mount Everest

Couple Reunites 42 Years After Racism Broke Them Up

Jeanne Gustavson broke up with Steve Watts in the ‘70s. Decades later, they’re getting married

Veteran's Voices

African American Veterans: A History of Heroism

From the Civil War to the present day, these soldiers performed acts of heroism, valor

Older Veterans Spread Diversity Through Skydiving

Team Blackstar consists of over 270 skydivers from six countries

Veterans, Service Members of Color Grapple With Disparities

New military study finds racial and ethnic minorities face challenges over jobs, finances, discrimination

Beauty and Style

5 Ways to Make a Wash-and-Go Hairstyle Work

Celebrity stylists offer solutions for easy and gorgeous natural hair

Skin-Care Tips From Black Women Dermatologists

Three Black women dermatologists reveal what products they use in their daily skin-care routine

​Treating Hyperpigmentation on Darker Skin Tones

​Dermatologists provide tips on how to fade stubborn brown spots on skin

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