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What to Know About Colorectal Cancer

Symptoms, stages and survival rates — plus why it may be rising in younger patients



During Pandemic Year, Weight Gain, Drinking Spiked

Survey finds an stress led to unhealthy behaviors

Promise of Vaccine Provides Emotional Relief

Florence Jones calls the vaccine a "ray of hope."

Blacks at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalization

Socioeconomic conditions may explains disparity

We Must Have Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

New initiative will educate the public on vaccinations

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

Blacks more at risk but less likely to have vaccinations

Achievement and Work

Small Biz Owners Tell AARP How They Survived 2020

Government aid and switching to online sales helped

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

Joy Supreme

What 'Black Joy' Means and How It Grew

Practice joy by celebrating positive Black experiences


Reflections on the Power and Breadth of Black Joy

Celebs describe Black Joy and reflect on its meaning

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities Last a Lifetime

Friendships forged span generations, professions


New Movies Put Focus on Black Beauty

Iconic women defined their own style

Retired Teacher Helps Grandkids With Virtual School

Grandmother uses skills to fill void amid pandemic


Spring TV Preview: New Shows to Get Excited About

Michelle Obama and celebs discuss COVID vaccines

Great Reads

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

Top picks 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 and more

Veterans Voices

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

Tuskegee Airman Gets Wish to Help Dyslexic Students

Frank Macon learned to 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

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

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Video Spotlight

Co-Founder of Museum in the Bronx Wins AARP Award

"We saw a void that needed to be filled."

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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