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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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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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African American Pastor in Maryland Responds to Anti-Equality Political Positioning by Area Ministers

Written by Featured Organization on 06 August 2012.

BALTIMORE, MD -- In response to a press conference earlier today at the National Press Conference, Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton -- senior pastor of The Open Church in Baltimore -- is available for comment.

Following President Obama's recent announcement of support for marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans -- and right on the heels of a unanimous decision by the Democratic Party platform drafting committee to endorse marriage equality in the party platform -- a small group of African American pastors announced their intention to ask members of their congregations to vote against, or not to vote for, President Obama's re-election in November.

As an African American pastor of a new, progressive Christian congregation in Baltimore, Maryland, Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton is available for comment on his belief in the full legal and social equality of LGBT Americans, and his unrelenting support for marriage equality.

Recent reports have surfaced that opponents of marriage equality -- specifically the National Organization for Marriage -- had created a strategy for rolling back the clock on LGBT equality by driving a wedge between African Americans and LGBT Americans (see CNN story here). These strategies neglect to acknowledge the reality that there are many LGBT African Americans living, working, and raising families across the country -- and often face heightened discrimination based on the combination of systemic inequality based on race/ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation.

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