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On 50th anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid still vital

As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched.

PBS documentary marks 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

For many, President Lyndon B. Johnson is chiefly remembered for escalating the United States military involvement in Vietnam. However, his legacy is much more than his role in the Vietnam War.

New workbook helps teens 'Play Up'

Since the release of the wildly popular book “Playing Up,” Vaughn McKoy and his wife, Marnie McKoy thought of ways in which they could make the lessons found in the book practical in ways that could drive behavior and complement ...

Wrongful Death: What happened to Sandra Bland?

It is still unknown whether 28-year-old Sandra Bland was murdered by Waller County law enforcement officials or whether she committed suicide, but whatever the cause of death there is one thing for certain – it was a wrongful death.

Even though blacks borrow more for college, enrollment declines

Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.

Calorie miscount? Nike to pay refunds on its FuelBands

Get ready to cash in your sweaty old Nike "FuelBand" because you might not have been burning as many calories as you thought.

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston: Linked in death as in life

When superstar singer Whitney Houston died on the eve of the Grammys in 2012, fans expressed concern over the welfare of her then-18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Walmart announces infant car seat designed to prevent hot car deaths

Walmart and Evenflo announced this week a new infant car seat with technology designed to remind drivers of their backseat passengers, and stop children from dying in hot cars.

What are your rights during a traffic stop -- and is it wise to exercise them?

No one can know what went through Sandra Bland's mind when she was pulled over last week for what a Texas police officer later said was her failure to signal a lane change.

Obama's sister: 'My brother has carried our name up there'

Auma Obama is fiercely protective of her half-brother -- the President of the United States.

Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as White men, according to a new White House report.

Sandra Bland death: New details only make case murkier

When it comes to the circumstances leading to Sandra Bland's death, what we don't know far outweighs what we do.

Return to reasonable lending opens door to homeownership

Home-buying season is heating up. Homes sold faster in April than at any point in almost the last two years, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing-home sales are on pace to top 5 million ...

WANN radio’s history becomes part of Smithsonian exhibit

There was an era when playing black music on the radio was nearly forbidden, but the late Morris H. Blum was not deterred.

Lillian S. Jones Recreation Center earns national attention after riots

When the rededication of the Lillian S. Jones Recreation Center in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood took place last month, some residents may not even have noticed.

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