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What Black Adults Need to Know About Stroke Risk

Preventing and recognizing signs of the medical emergency are key

Your Health

Medicare Savings Programs Can Save Enrollees Thousands

AARP Foundation helps older adults sign up

New Treatments Available for Sickle Cell Disease

They are helping people live longer, productive lives

Many Women of Color Regularly Face Discrimination

AARP survey reveals that many women face biases

ACA Has Led to More African Americans Getting Insurance

HHS report shows disparities in access to care

Rapid Prostate Screening Could Benefit Black Men

Technology is available to produce inexpensive tests

Skin Cancer Risks Increased for People of Color

Black people have lower survival rates

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

We Thrive Together

AARP Announces 2023 Purpose Prize Winners

5 honorees, 10 fellows are named

Bisexual Activist on Losses During the AIDS Epidemic

ABilly S. Jones-Hennin on society’s changing attitudes

9 Fun Family Activities That Span Generations

Ideas for games, excursions and activities for all

6 Steps for Making Family Reunions Memorable

Early planning can make this your best gathering yet

Meet the Grandmother of Juneteenth

Opal Lee helped establish our newest national holiday


Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmic Perspective

He explains why the universe is so important

Tyler Perry Is Flying High and Enjoying the View

He says great success comes with great responsibility

15 Best Broadway Plays and Musicals This Fall

Broadway plays: See ‘The Piano Lesson’


Best New Movies Coming to Screens Big and Small

See Idris Elba’s ‘Beast’ and more offerings

Ice-T Describes His Unique American Journey

From street hustler to rap icon to ‘Law & Order: SVU’

9 Fantastic Fiction by African-American Authors

Novels we love by Colson Whitehead and more

Video Spotlight

First All-Black Climbing Team Takes On Everest

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

Woman Restarts Career at 54 After Caring for Her Mom

AARP Foundation program gave Jacquie Johnson direction and support

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

Beauty and Style

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

​5 Best Foundations for Black Women 50+​

Makeup brands are offering a greater range of hues for darker skin

Veteran's Voices

Older Veterans Spread Diversity Through Skydiving

Team Blackstar consists of over 270 skydivers from six countries

Unsung Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Mail

Hilda Griggs, 98, is one of the last surviving members of the all-black, all-female 6888th postal unit

Veterans, Service Members of Color Grapple With Disparities

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

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