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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.  

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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Psychology Plus Spiritual Growth Adds Unique Dimension to Self-Help Book

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 23 July 2012 15:39.

With a hands-on approach, Barbara Derrick inspires a new, challenging, ultimately fruitful method for one’s progress in becoming whole and Christian -  Barbara Derrick’s Your Spiritual Growth Handbook (published by iUniverse) new book contains a five week plan that is a hands-on approach that allows the reader to record his or her feeling and actions in problem areas. These problem areas evolve into strengths that ultimately become the Spiritual Growth readers are seeking.

New Media, Old Messages: Obama and Family Are Target of ‘Blackface’ Racism on Facebook

Written by Terry Goodrich on Monday, 23 July 2012 15:38.

WACO, Texas (July 18, 2012) — Fans of Facebook hate groups, while using new media to target President Obama and his family, are relying heavily on old stereotypes of blacks as animalist, evil or shiftless — including depictions of the President as a chimp or sporting a bandana and a mouth full of gold teeth, according to a Baylor University study.

Big Republican Lies About Small Businesses

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 23 July 2012 15:36.

(NNPA) –Two things always happen when there is a debate about whether Congress and the president should extend the George W. Bush tax cuts: 1) Republicans drag out the tired and misleading argument that any effort to return the tax rate to the pre-2001 levels amounts to “a job-killing tax hike.” and 2) The corporate media fails to cite evidence that the popular GOP talking point is, in fact, a lie.

Civil Rights organization Helps Distribute Music Video Outlining Dangerous, Racially Discriminatory Police Practice

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 23 July 2012 15:33.

New York, NY - Today hip hop artist Jasiri X in partnership with This Week in Blackness released a new song titled, "10 Frisk Commandments." The track and accompanying video address the New York Police Department's practice of engaging in illegal stops, searches and frisks that lead to unlawful arrests and other violations of civil liberties, primarily in communities of color. 

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: 12 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Being Falsely Accused

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 July 2012 15:48.

Boulder, CO — Until you’re accused of a crime, you may be blissfully ignorant of the fact that  “innocent until proven guilty” is a myth. In reality, it’s the opposite. Michelle Gesse,  whose husband lived the nightmare of being falsely accused of a felony, explains  what all Americans need to know now about the criminal justice system. The scary part of this story is how easily it could happen to any one of us. Steven and Michelle Gesse thought that the small dinner party they hosted on the night of April 5, 2009, would be just that: an informal, pleasant gathering of neighbors over good food and good wine. Instead, it turned out to be the beginning of a nightmarish spiral into a confusing and frightening justice system that in practice, if not in theory, considers you to be guilty until proven innocent. 

Wells Fargo Announces Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice Regarding Mortgages

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 July 2012 15:46.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) announced today a definitive settlement agreement between Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves the DOJ’s previously disclosed claims that some Wells Fargo mortgages may have had a disparate impact on some African-American and Hispanic borrowers. The DOJ claims are based on a statistical survey of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage loans between 2004 and 2009, and the claims primarily relate to mortgages priced and sold to consumers by independent mortgage brokers.

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