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New Movies Put Focus on Black Beauty and Style

Award contenders portray iconic women who, like us, defined themselves


What 'Black Joy' Means and How It Grew

Practice joy and honor the movement by celebrating positive Black experiences


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Website links volunteers and older adults with the resources they need



Joy Supreme

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities Last a Lifetime

Friendships forged span generations, professions


Get in the Swing With These 8 Irresistible Jazz Movies

Great films like the "Bird" and "The Cotton Club"

Retired Teacher Helps Grandkids With Virtual School

Grandmother uses skills to fill void amid pandemic


Tina Turner’s Journey to Happiness

Rock ‘n’ Roll queen says be kind, grateful

Reflections on the Power and Breadth of Black Joy

Celebs describe Black Joy and reflect on its meaning


Viola Davis Finds a Powerful Voice to Fight Racism, Poverty

Oscar-winning actress has new movie, confidence

The Joy of Storytelling

Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr's List of Must-Read Books

Top picks that focus on the African American experience

'Big Friendship' Illustrates the Awesome Power of Pals

Two BFFs explore challenges of deep, lasting bonds

Fantastic Fiction by African-American Authors

9 novels we love by Colson Whitehead, Walter Mosely and more

Celebrating History

8 Leaders Who Carry On Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

With King's dream only partially achieved, they work to ensure civil and other rights

Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Soldiers' Mail

Hilda Griggs, 97, is one of the last surviving members of the all-black, all-female 6888th postal unit

Tuskegee Airman Gets Wish to Help Dyslexic Students

Frank Macon overcame learning struggles to fix and fly planes for the U.S. military


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

Achievement and Work

Daymond John's Advice for Starting a Small Business

Shark Tank star shares tips to help entrepreneurs

Minorities Struggle to Pay Bills as Pandemic Persists

Poll finds job loss, income makes it harder to keep up

Unemployment Crisis Hits Black Older Workers Hard

Black-owned small businesses struggle financially

On Finding Love

Dating During a Pandemic: 'Love Is Not Canceled'

Older daters are connecting through video chat and getting creative about outings

10 Great Cities for Older Singles

If you're looking for love, these spots might be where to find it

Want to Try Online Dating? Here's Your Roadmap

This guide to dating apps could help steer you toward love and companionship

Health and Happiness

We Must Have Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

New initiative will educate the public on vaccinations


Making a Vaccine Appointment Without a Computer

Faith groups, libraries, all chipping in to help

What's Race Got to Do with Getting Your COVID Vaccine?

Blacks more at risk but less likely to have vaccinations


Why African Americans Cope Better as Caregivers

Studies show many feel a better sense of purpose

How Race and Ethnicity Impact Alzheimer's Care, Perceptions

Differing views on dementia by racial groups


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