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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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Commentary: Mainstream Media and Politicians Dare Not Challenge Conservative Talk Radio and TV

Written by Robert C. Currie Jr. on Friday, 17 September 2010 11:42.

I truly appreciate your Sept. 2 - 8 political cartoon depicting hate-mongering Glenn Beck’s absurd attempt to step into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s shoes. This land was stolen from Native Americans, and developed with the stolen labor of Native Americans and Africans. First with litteral slavery; then, with the redefined slavery of “Jim Crow” laws until ...

Saving Lives: Professor’s Shakespeare Program Works with ‘Worst of the Worst’

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 11 September 2010 15:14.

Laura Bates walked into Wabash Valley Correctional FacilityLaura Bates walked into Wabash Valley Correctional Facility’s segregated housing unit and began knocking on inmate’s metal cell doors. “Hi. Would you like to read Shakespeare?” she asked. Those knocks led to a one-of-a-kind program.

New Report: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice

Written by www.leadershipforanewera.org on Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:51.

New Report: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial JusticeLeadership for a New Era, or LNE, is a collaborative research initiative launched by the Leadership Learning Community that focuses on understanding how leadership can become more inclusive, networked and collective.

For Migrant Workers, Community Cooperation Builds on Individual Strengths

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 11 September 2010 15:10.

Migrant Workers, Community Cooperation Builds on Individual Strengths Fostering community cooperation, building on skills and strengths, and getting strangers to work together -- these are fundamentals of community development. A pilot study of six migrant families living in a farm town, published in Southern Rural Sociology.

In Parent-Teacher Conferences, It’s Often Not About the Student

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 11 September 2010 14:47.

Parents will soon face the often-dreaded parent-teacher conference. But what seems to be an evaluation of student performance is more often than not an evaluation of the parent and the teacher, by each other. Danielle Pillet-Shore, assistant professor of communication at the University of New Hampshire has been studying parent-teacher interactions for a decade.

Bad Leadership Wrecks Companies, Despite What Leaders Wish

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 03 September 2010 14:31.

When companies go out of business, their leaders often blame something other than their own performance for the failure. Lehman Bros.’s CEO Richard Fuld said his immense compensation package had nothing to do with his firm’s death ...

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