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Black Business Owners Share Their 3 Secrets to Success

Learning how to turn challenges into opportunities can help your business thrive

 

Work and Money

Turn Your Skills Into a Business Opportunity

These steps can help you make your entrepreneurial dream a reality

Black and Latino Workers More Likely to Lose Income

Businesses employing high numbers of minorities were hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak

Education, Action Needed to Deter Fraud

Black Americans targeted by work-from-home, investment, romance scams, report finds

Your Health

Minorities Spend Less on Health Care Than Whites

Racial and ethnic disparities emerge in data on medical expenditures

Pandemic Shaves 2.7 Years Off Life Expectancy for Blacks

Communities of color suffered disproportionately higher deaths

Expanding Medicare Eligibility Could Help Reduce Disparities

New study finds that coverage gaps for Blacks and Hispanics narrow at age 65

Fitness Influencers' Best Healthy Living Tips

We asked Instagram stars — who happen to be over 50 — to share their diets, workouts and more

Skin Cancer Risks in People of Color

While they have lower odds of getting melanoma, Black and Hispanic people have worse survival rates

Desserts for People With Diabetes

From chocolate to chia pudding, which treats to try — and when to eat them

Entertainment

Who Was the Best On-Screen Cinderella Ever?

From Mary Pickford to Brandy and even Jerry Lewis, see where your favorite ranks

Jennifer Hudson Fulfills Her Destiny in 'Respect'

The film and music star on the Queen of Soul, Whitney Houston and her mom's enduring wisdom

Diana Ross’ Most Sensational Moments Captured on Film

And don’t miss our hand-picked playlist of her fiercest hits

The 10 Most Rocking, Soulful and Inspiring Diva Biopics

We gather the fiercest women of song into the ultimate movie watchlist

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

A new documentary uncovers the remarkable Summer of Soul

Joy Supreme

A Beginner's Guide to Jazz Music

Famous trumpeter on tips for discovering the groove

AARP Presents 'Smokey Wrote That'

Motown legend tells the stories behind timeless hits

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities Last a Lifetime

Black Greek life relationships span generations

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Fights for Racial Equality

Legend lauds 'profound influence' of Black athletes

Barrier Breakers: Black Athletes Who Paved the Way

Sports figures talk about their heroes

What 'Black Joy' Means and How It Grew

Practice joy by celebrating positive Black experiences

Travel

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

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

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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