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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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Deal to Limit College Loan Interest Rates is Limited

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Monday, 09 July 2012 15:18.

Cheers to Congress for holding interest rates on college loans down.  Instead of doubling to 6.4 percent, the interest rate on federal college student loans will remain at the 3.2 percent level.  However, this proviso is only in effect for one year.  This time next year, Congress will be waging the same fight.

Young Black Males’ Writing Workshop at UIC Spawns National Curricula

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 July 2012 15:16.

A summer writing institute for adolescent black males based at the University of Illinois at Chicago is advancing literacy around the country through two curricula based on it.  Scholastic, Inc. recently launched “On the Record,” a middle-school school curriculum by Alfred Tatum, director of the UIC Reading Clinic. Last year, Scholastic published Tatum’s “ID,” a writing curriculum for high school.

Power M.O.V.E.: How to Transition from Employee to Employer.

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 July 2012 15:10.

Atlanta, GA -- Devin Robinson is no stranger to entrepreneurship. He continues to lead a crusade on helping individuals open beauty supply stores. This is how Devin was first introduced to being an invited guest on the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden radio show.

Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Us

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Monday, 02 July 2012 16:35.

Ai-Jen Poo, a powerful and passionate advocate for the rights of domestic workers, leads the National Domestic Workers Alliance.  Who are these folks?  They are the private household workers (maids) who propped up inept women in the movie, The Help. They are the home health aides who take care of our elders when they are ill or disabled, bringing them meals, bathing them, and accompanying them to medical appointments.  They are the nannies that care for children when parents are working.  In some ways, they are a backbone of our economy, and yet they often have neither voice nor money.

Standard Surveys Overestimate Black Progress in Education, Earnings

Written by University of Washington on Monday, 02 July 2012 16:33.

By many counts, the lives of African-Americans in the United States have progressed since the Civil Rights era. National surveys show narrowing over the past few decades of gaps between blacks and whites in education and employment. There’s a growing black middle class and a black president. The surveys also suggest a smaller racial gap in voting, and many credit a large turnout of black voters for President Barack Obama’s 2008 election.

College Courses Featuring Porn Become More Common

Written by Ruth Gibson on Monday, 02 July 2012 16:30.

At New York University, assignments for Anthropology of the Unconscious include discussing X-rated Japanese comic books. At Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, students can take a class called, “Doing it, Getting it, Seeing it, Reading it,” which among other sexual topics, discusses the difference between “pornography and erotica.” And in a course offered at Wesleyan University, a secular liberal arts school in Connecticut, undergraduates taking “Pornography: Writings of Prostitutes,” are actually required to produce a work of pornography for their final project.

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