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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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Diversity Leads To Different Corporate Social Responsibility Emphases

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 05 February 2010 12:42.

The world’s best corporate citizens differ in their social responsibility emphases depending on where they are based, a study shows. 75 percent of Japanese firms give to arts, sports or music programs. The world’s best corporate citizens differ in their social responsibility emphases depending on the location of their headquarters. Seventy-five percent of Japanese firms, for example, give to arts, sports or music programs, while only one-third of U.S. companies support those initiatives.

Abusive Bosses Don't Suffer for Their Behavior, If They Produce

Written by University of Iowa on Friday, 05 February 2010 12:37.

A new study by University of Iowa researchers lends credence to the idea that supervisors who abuse their employees but are productive have a long leash when it comes to bad behaviorSteve Jobs is one of America's most famous CEOs, praised for leading Apple and fostering a culture of innovation that few companies can match while making lots of money for lots of people. Steve Jobs is also regarded as one of Corporate America's biggest tyrants, known for throwing temper tantrums and dressing down employees in humiliating fashion.

Between Two Worlds - How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

Written by The Pew Hispanic Center on Friday, 05 February 2010 12:24.

Between Two Worlds How Young Latinos Come of Age in AmericaHispanics are the largest and youngest minority group in the United States. One- in-five schoolchildren is Hispanic. One-in-four newborns is Hispanic. Never before in this country’s history has a minority ethnic group made up so large a share of the youngest Americans. By force of numbers alone, the kinds of adults these young Latinos become will help shape the kind of society America becomes in the 21st century.
Full study online at GreaterDiversity.com/pdf/two-worlds.pdf

North Carolina Central University Celebrates Black History Month

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:59.

DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina Central University will celebrate Black History Month in its Centennial Year with a series of events that are free and open to the public. The keynote speaker is Glenn Harris, associate professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, who will address this year’s theme, “The History of Black Economic Empowerment.”  The lecture is scheduled for Monday, February 15, at 3 p.m. in the H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Auditorium.

No Jobs, No Recovery, No Votes

Written by Harry Alford on Friday, 29 January 2010 14:49.

(NNPA) - It is a pretty simple formula.  Yet, many of our federally elected officials don’t seem to understand or at least listen to the masses.  The messages in Virginia and New Jersey were certainly clear.  Still they prodded on with their largesse and out of touch agenda.  Then comes Massachusetts like the thunder of an electrical storm or the roar of the mighty ocean. 

Beyond Black and White: Searching for the White Male Effect in the African-American Community

Written by Louie Rivers, Joseph Arvai and Paul Slovic on Saturday, 30 January 2010 14:37.

white male effectA new study published this month concludes the tendency of some white males with higher education levels and conservative political and cultural views to have lower risk perceptions of environmental threats is not found among African-American males with similar backgrounds. The study also finds 69 percent of African-American men and women surveyed about their views on the environment and health risks are either “moderately” or “deeply” concerned about the natural environment.

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