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Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

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  DURHAM, N.C. – A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress.

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Voter Suppression:  One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

Voter Suppression: One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

By Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Around 30 days and counting, this election season is in the home stretch.  The highest profile race is for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.  

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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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African American Pastor in Maryland Responds to Anti-Equality Political Positioning by Area Ministers

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 August 2012 17:23.

BALTIMORE, MD -- In response to a press conference earlier today at the National Press Conference, Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton -- senior pastor of The Open Church in Baltimore -- is available for comment.

Chick-Fil-A Grilled Over Biblical Values

Written by Laura Murphy on Monday, 06 August 2012 17:20.

On Aug. 3, gay activists plan to occupy the tables and booths at their local Chick-fil-A restaurants and stage a "kiss in" to protest the company's support for traditional marriage. Organizers announced the event earlier this week in retaliation for comments made by Chick-fil-A's President Dan Cathy in an interview with The Baptist Press, expressing his personal support for biblically-based marriage and family values.

UNCW Entrepreneurship Center Receives its First Community Gift from Bruce Cameron Foundation

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 July 2012 15:40.

Wilmington, N.C. – The Bruce Barclay Cameron Foundation Inc. has given the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Entrepreneurship Center (EC) its first gift from community donors. The gift includes a matching funds component, so the foundation will give the university $25,000 outright, with a dollar-for-dollar match up to another $25,000. Including the $25,000 UNCW must raise to receive the entire matching funds, the end benefit could be as much as $75,000 for the Center.

What are Foodborne Illnesses?

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 July 2012 15:39.

There has been a lot of coverage in the news lately about foodborne illness, but surprisingly, not much information has been shared about what these illnesses are. Foodborne illness is caused by eating contaminated foods or drinks. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are many different types of things that can contaminate food and cause disease, including bacteria, viruses, and poisonous chemicals.

Hispanic Leadership and Advancement is Needed for Economic Growth in America

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 July 2012 15:38.

Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) will be launching its Hispanic Training Center on August 6, 2012, the first and only interactive video-based online training center designed to accelerate the advancement of Hispanics in America – as corporate leaders, as small business owners, and as consumers who can help influence how organizations build their brands. According to CHL Founder, Glenn Llopis, “As Hispanics, we are quickly waking up to the need to hold on to our cultural values and use them for leverage as we reach for success.

Limited Financial Assistance Still Available for Families USA Health Policy Journalist Training

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 July 2012 15:37.

We still have a limited amount of financial assistance available for those wishing to attend Families USA's upcoming National Health Policy Journalism Training for Communities of Color. Those who are still interested in attending but may need help financially, should still apply as soon as possible. We are just two weeks away from the start of the training so sign up now.

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