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Hilda P Griggs during World War Two and a more recent image of her

Unsung Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Soldiers' Mail

Hilda Griggs, 96, is one of the last surviving members of the all-black, all-female 6888th postal unit


Actor Forest Whitaker in a black suit, black tie and white shirt

Forest Whitaker's Journey As an Accomplished Actor

Oscar winner says he plays roles to learn more about humanity

Older African American woman doing weight training

Being Proactive Can Improve Health Outcomes

Some problems start with poverty and diet but don't have to become destiny

Lonnie Johnson poses with two Super Soaker water guns

The Super Soaker Water Gun Turns 30

And it took a NASA rocket scientist to invent this mega pistol

Henry Louis Gates Junior speaks at an event

Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Ancestry's Impact for Us All

'Finding Your Roots' host says there's 'never been a better time' to check out your family tree

Businessman gazes out window of ferry building while using phone and having coffee

Social Security Helps African Americans Save for Retirement

New insights on finances for white and African American households

Dana King's 'Guided By Justice' statue, dedicated to black women who sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott and collectively walked thousands of miles, stands inside The National Memorial For Peace And Justice in Montgomery, Alabama

11 Fascinating Stops Along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Visit the Southern sites where ordinary citizens fought injustice and made history


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Welcome to the free, weekly newsletter that celebrates black women and their friendships


Celebrate Safe Driving

AARP's Smart Driver course has a discount for Black History Month. You could save on insurance, too

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Kasi Lemmons sonríe mientras recibe su premio como mejor guionista por Harriet en los premios Movies for Grownups.

‘Harriet’ Director Advocates for More Diversity in Films

Kasi Lemmons, writer-director of “Harriet,” speaks about the power of representation in Hollywood

Brian Van Buren interviewed about Alzheimer's disease

Man Faces His Family’s History of Early Onset Alzheimer’s

African Americans have an increased risk of developing the incurable disease

Male weighed by physician at doctors visit

Losing Weight After Age 50 is Tough. Here’s How to Do It

4 of 5 African American women are overweight or obese, but the present doesn't have to be the future

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