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Black Workers Optimistic About Jobs, Less So About Retirement

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


Coronavirus and Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Still Lagging for Blacks, Hispanics

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

Blacks Hospitalized for COVID-19 Face Higher Odds of Death

Study suggests lack of resources strain hospitals serving minority communities

Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screenings Recommended

Task force guidelines lower the starting age from 50 to 45

Your ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Checklist

Guide to understanding costs, coverage, subsidies and how to sign up for a plan

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

Work and Money

Many Minority Retirees Are Struggling With Debt

Study finds disparities between communities

Small Biz Owners Tell AARP How They Survived 2020

Government aid and switching to online sales helped

Joy Supreme

Fitness Influencers' Best Healthy Living Tips

Instagram stars share their advice for staying fit

Barrier Breakers: Black Athletes Who Paved the Way

Sports figures talk about their heroes

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Fights for Racial Equality

Legend lauds 'profound influence' of Black athletes

What 'Black Joy' Means and How It Grew

Practice joy by celebrating positive Black experiences

7 Tips for African American Hair Care After Age 50

Your style can still flourish — all it takes is some TLC

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities Last a Lifetime

Black Greek life relationships span generations


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

A new documentary uncovers the remarkable Summer of Soul

AARP Presents 'Smokey Wrote That'

Motown legend and prolific songwriter Smokey Robinson tells the stories behind timeless hits

Your Ultimate Guide to This Summer’s Best Movies

Don’t miss any of the action with our critics’ picks of what’s coming and where to catch them

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


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

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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