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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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Embracing Change: PEFNC supports legislation eliminating state charter school cap

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 03 February 2011 16:29.

RALEIGH (February 2, 2011) – Lifting North Carolina's charter school cap will help more than 20,000 families waiting for a charter school opening and allow charters to be created in 53 counties that currently do not have one, Darrell Allison, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, said Tuesday morning.

Out of Touch With Our Nation’s Civility and Racial Healing

Written by Chris Fleming on Thursday, 20 January 2011 19:50.

The NAACP, NAACP New England State Conference and the NAACP Maine Chapter issued the following statement today in response to Maine Governor Pau; LePage’s inflammatory remarks yesterday:

When Baby Boomers Retire in a Downturned Economy

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:58.

baby boomers will turn 65More than 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day during the next two decades, says AARP, the nation's leading organization on elder issues. The generation that grew up with changes in social mores, music, and more now faces a particularly challenging time to leave the workplace.

Married to a Stranger: Some Couples Communicate No Better than Strangers

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:09.

Married to a Stranger: Couples Communicate No Better than StrangersMarried people may think they communicate well with their partners, but psychologists have found that they don't always convey messages to their loved ones as well as they think — and in some cases, the spouses communicate no better than strangers.

Poverty's Most Dreaded Consequence

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:11.

Even though the Great Recession has officially ended, the continuing high mass unemployment has led to a small but growing increase in homelessness, particularly of families. This development is a change from the pattern of the past in which the homeless population was more likely to be comprised of people individuals with significant drug or alcohol abuse problems, or those with significant mental health problems, or those who had been mired in poverty.

The Black Community Crusade for Children

Written by Marian Wright Edelman on Thursday, 20 January 2011 19:49.

As our country remembers the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., new research conducted for the Children's Defense Fund has found the vast majority of America's Black community, seven in 10 adults, view these as "tough or very bad times" for Black children and many see poor Black youths falling further behind.

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