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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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NCCU Recognized on List of “Military-Friendly Schools”

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:41.

DURHAM, N.C. — For the third year in a row, North Carolina Central University has been recognized as a “military-friendly” institution by Victory Media, a company that serves military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are “doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus,” Victory Media said.

Faith in God Missionaries Feeding the Children in a Small Town in Panama

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:39.

Tamarac, FL -- Faith in God missionaries has distributed food and toys to poor children in a small town near Aton in Panama (Sept 2012), there is no running water or electricity in the small town, please contact them if a good Samaritan desires to help the poor folks there to have running water and electricity or know someone or a company who's able and willing to help.

Dr. Satcher Warns States to Expand Access to Dental Care for Poor Children

Written by By Dr. David Satcher, America’s Wire Writers Group on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:38.

ATLANTA - As states wrangle with whether or not to pursue Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, they should look carefully at the serious implications for oral health, especially for poor and minority children if Medicaid services are not expanded as originally envisioned under the ACA.

African-American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing 2012 Report

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:36.

WASHINGTON -- A consumer group which continues to experience population growth, has unique generational behavioral trends and characteristics, and a projected buying power of $1.1 trillion by 2015, African-Americans are still a viable market segment full of business opportunities, according to the African-American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing 2012 Report released by Nielsen and the NNPA today. 

Rise of Black-Owned Businesses

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 24 September 2012 16:40.

On a national level, black-owned businesses have increased drastically according to the data from Survey of Business Owners: Black-Owned Business: 2007 on the U.S. Census Bureau website. The start-up of black-owned businesses has increased by 55.1 percent to $137.5 billion annually in national commerce, according to the survey of business owners. Black-owned businesses have also increased by 60.5 percent to 1.9 million, which exceeds the national rate of 18.0 percent. From 2002 to 2007, four in 10 black-owned businesses operated in the fields of health care, social assistance, repair, maintenance and laundry services. 

Dr. Ronda Beaman Guides Others to Success

Written by Ronda Beaman on Monday, 24 September 2012 16:36.

If you made it through childhood, you have a story to tell – the question is, are you willing to share it for the sake of making someone else's path through life easier? Are you willing to be a guide? A guide literally is someone who shows the way by leading, directing, or advising.; one who serves as a model for others.

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