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6 Ways to Celebrate and Commemorate Juneteenth

Learn about the history, honor previous generations, and give back this holiday


Celebrate Black Music Month

AARP Presents: 'Smokey Wrote That'

Motown legend tells the stories behind timeless hits

Get in the Swing With These 8 Irresistible Jazz Movies

The best films from Louis Armstrong to Lady Day

New Book Details Eartha Kitt's Amazing Life

Daughter says her mom was 'a fierce protector'

Joy Supreme

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

Sunday-Best Dress Inspires the Faithful

82-year-old glows even during home worship

What 'Black Joy' Means and How It Grew

Practice joy by celebrating positive Black experiences

Former Player Tests Himself With Birthday Challenge

Marques Johnson's dunk videos grab millions of views

The Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities Last a Lifetime

Black Greek life relationships span generations


What to Watch: 'Woman in Motion' and 'Tulsa Burning'

Nichelle Nichols, played Lt Uhura on Star Trek, recruited people of color into NASA space program

Wanda Sykes Brings the Funny When We Need It Most

The award-winning comic talks about her new Netflix series and why stand-up never fails to freak her out

It's Reboot Mania Right Now in TV Land

From 'Fresh Prince' to 'Frasier,' get excited for 12 popular series preparing to return

Coronavirus and Health

Doctors Recommend Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screenings

New guidelines lower the starting age from 50 to 45

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

During Pandemic Year, Weight Gain, Drinking Spiked

Survey finds stress led to unhealthy behaviors among Blacks and Hispanics

Your ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Checklist

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

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

Blacks more at risk from coronavirus, but less likely to be vaccinated

Achievement and Work

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

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

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


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

Video Spotlight

Meet Herbert and His Brother Rodney Jones

Two sons discuss their father’s passion for aviation

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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