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​Celebrate Black History Month With Learning, History and Joy

Attend virtual and live events, and be sure to shop Black-owned businesses​​​

 

10 Great Live Performances to See This Black History Month

​From musicals to dramas (and even one opera!), these are the hot tickets​ nationwide

​How Halle Berry Found Her Groove

​The actress-director has had career success and family fulfillment, but never at the same time

​What to Watch During Black History Month

The finest specials, collections and films from network TV to the streaming platform​s

We Thrive Together

​Spreading the Joy of Jumping Through Double Dutch

Au​​thor creates masters' team of jump ropers

Nonprofit Founder Works to Transform Urban Communities

Raymond Jetson wants citizens to thrive

Founder of Women’s Cancer Group Removes Barriers

Anne Nwabukwu aids women with breast cancer

Bonds of Black Sororities and Fraternities Last a Lifetime

Relationships span generations and personal lives

Grandpa With Alzheimer’s Thrives Making TikTok Videos

Charles Mallet, 86, has found joy making videos

Your Health

African Americans Have Become Less Vaccine Hesitant

But other barriers may be holding down vaccinations

New Treatments Available for Sickle Cell Disease

They are helping people live longer, productive lives

Rapid Prostate Screening Could Benefit Black Men

Technology is available to produce inexpensive tests

Work and Money

Why Many Black Women Are Starting Small Businesses​

Some are deciding the best time to begin working for themselves is now​

Woman Restarts Career at 54 After Caring for Her Mom

AARP Foundation program gave Jacquie Johnson direction and support

Black Business Owners Share Their 3 Secrets to Success

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

Entertainment

10 Reasons Denzel Washington Is the G.O.A.T.

Watch some of the actor’s greatest films

11 Gems From the Black Film Archive to Watch Now

Bookmark this newly launched cinema treasure trove​

How 'Black-ish' Changed TV for Good

Series creators look back at the show’s huge impact

Jennifer Hudson on Playing Aretha Franklin in 'Respect'

The film and music star on the Queen of Soul

Diana Ross’ Most Sensational Moments Captured on Film

Hand-picked playlist of her fiercest hits and ballads

AARP Presents 'Smokey Wrote That'

Motown legend tells the stories behind timeless hits

Veteran's Voices

Veterans, Service Members of Color Grapple With Disparities

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

Charles McGee, Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Dies at 102

McGee was most proud of breaking racial barriers and defeating the Nazis

Former POW’s Ongoing Battle With PTSD

Nearly two decades after escaping her captors, she’s still in the grip of post-traumatic stress

Beauty and Style

​5 Best Foundations for Black Women 50+​

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

7 Tips for Transitioning From Relaxed to Natural Hair

Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair at 50+ is a glorious time in your hair journey

5 Best Dry Shampoos for African American Hair

Your textured hair may need a refresh in a few days. The solution? Dry shampoo

Video Spotlight

Halle Berry Reflects on Legacy of Historic Oscar Win

Twenty years later, the actress acknowledges a “heartbreaking” reality

A Day in the Life of a 68-Year-Old Fitness Expert

Fitness expert and gym owner Ellen Ector demonstrates her daily routine

Double Dutch Group Makes Exercise Fun

In 2004 Joy Jones founded DC Retro Jumpers to have fun and stay in shape

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