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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.  

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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Would Zimmerman Have Been Arrested Sooner if Trayvon Had Been White?

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 16 April 2012 17:58.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – African-Americans are more than twice as likely as non-Blacks to believe that if 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had been White, his killer would have been arrested rather than set free, according to a new USAToday/Gallup Poll. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, as he was walking back to a townhouse in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26 with a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona tea. Zimmerman, described by police as White and pictured by relatives as Latino, was taken into custody for questioning and then released.

When Love Hurts, Your Brain Feels The Pain

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 April 2012 17:56.

Have you ever been in a relationship that came to an abrupt end? If so, you fully understand why heartbreak is an appropriate description of what you felt. You don’t have to be left at the altar to feel intense feelings of rejection. Maybe a friendship fades away or ends in misunderstanding or a ‘falling out.’ Heartbreak takes many forms when love appears to be lost. The worst part can be  living with the pain of rejection.

“The Under Shepherd” Takes A Controversial Look at the Black Church

Written by Tene’ Croom Special to the NNPA on Monday, 09 April 2012 19:25.

The latest foray into movie making by nationally syndicated morning DJ Russ Parr is astounding.  He wrote and directed his fifth movie entitled, The Under Shepherd. It’s sure to have people, particularly those deep in the Black church, saying a lot more than amen. For example, this one scene from the movie illustrates what I mean. “You’re a fraud and an insult to this church (First Baptist Church) and God.” Deaconess Carter, with controlled anger, deftly portrayed by Vanessa Bell Calloway, said to the Rev. Lawrence “LC” Case. He’s played by Isaiah Washington, whose character was a doctor in the ABC network drama, Grey’s Anatomy.  Looking at her straight in the eye, with an air of self righteousness, Rev. Case replied, “I am God.”

City, GUC, ECU to host business networking event, “Building HOPE”

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 April 2012 19:25.

GREENVILLE, NC—The City of Greenville, Greenville Utilities Commission, and East Carolina University will host its 7th Annual Minority and/or Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Mix-n-Meet-n-Learn on Saturday, April 21, 2012.  The business networking event will be held at the ECU Health Sciences Building, 2100 West 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27834.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30am.

CWRU Opens Dialogue on African-Americans and Mental Illness

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 April 2012 19:20.

Today, Case Western Reserve University hosts The Road to Renewal: Mental Health Forum with noted mental health advocate, Terri M. Williams, President and Founder of The Terrie Williams Agency and The Stay Strong Foundation, to address the devastating impact of undiagnosed and untreated mental illness has within the African-American community and to demystify the stigma associated with mental illness. Sponsored by the university’s Social Justice Institute and the School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health Program, the forum will educate the community on the importance of proper diagnosis and the availability of resources and organizations available to provide treatment for the disease.

65th N.C. Azalea Festival: It must be springtime

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 26 March 2012 15:02.

Wilmington, North Carolina and its island beaches! Each year in April when the landscape is dominated by thousands of brilliant pink, white, and purple azaleas, Wilmington pays homage to these dazzling flowers during the annual  North Carolina Azalea Festival, a five-day celebration that ushers in spring with Southern hospitality and fanfare. A springtime tradition since 1948, the 65th Annual  North Carolina Azalea Festival (April 11-15, 2012) celebrates the rich history, arts, and culture of  Wilmington, North Carolina’s historic river district and the island beaches of  Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach.

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