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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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Author to Speak on a Slave Escape from a Durham Plantation

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 January 2012 20:00.

106RALEIGH - In 1848, Mary Walker fled slavery and the plantation that is now Historic Stagville in Durham, leaving behind her son and daughter.  She spent 17 years trying to recover her family.  Dr. Syd Nathans, professor emeritus with Duke University, tells of Walker's remarkable ordeal in the book "To Free A Family:  The Journey of Mary Walker" at Historic Stagville on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., and at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, on Monday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m.  The programs are free.

State to Help Taxpayers with Individual Income Debt Payment Program

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 January 2012 19:58.

RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that the North Carolina Department of Revenue is launching the Individual Income Tax Debt Payment Program to help individuals catch up on unpaid taxes. This time-limited program will help individuals resolve unpaid taxes and get back on their feet financially by waiving certain penalties and fees and offering payment plan options. Participating taxpayers can avoid forced collections such as garnishments, liens, and levies.

Comedian, Author and Radio Personality Steve Harvey Congratulates School During Special Visit as Honorary Principal

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 January 2012 19:57.

As public education and budget cuts continue to be a critical issue facing many communities nationwide, General Mills’ Box Tops for Education® enlisted the help of the Steve Harvey Morning Show to award one lucky school 100,000 Box Tops valued at $10,000 and a special visit from famed comedian, author and syndicated radio talk show host.

The African American Experience is the American Experience

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 January 2012 20:23.

Road Scholar, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975, is pleased to announce new 2012 domestic and international programs that highlight the African American experience and their significant contributions to American and world history. Road Scholar understands the value of diversity as the bedrock of a thriving educational community. It strives to embody the values of the rich diversity of American society throughout its organization, including but not limited to life-stage, physical ability, cultural heritage, race and economic level.

NAACP President and CEO to Join South Carolina NAACP for King Day at the Dome

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 January 2012 19:55.

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Columbia, SC) – NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will join the NAACPSouth Carolina State Conference for the annual “King Day at the Dome” rally Monday, January 16th. The event is held each year at the South Carolina State House to commemorate Dr. King’s life, draw attention to economic and educational equalities in the state, and protest the Confederate battle flag flying in front of the State House building.

Project 21 Leadership Network Are Speaking About How Dr. King's Words and Actions Relate to Today

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 January 2012 19:43.

Washington, D.C. - As the nation prepares to observe the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in conjunction with the national holiday in his honor, black conservatives affiliated with the Project 21 leadership network are speaking out about how Dr. King's words and actions relate to today.

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