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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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Vote Early: Defeat Voter Suppression - Vote Early and Volunteer. Volunteer. Volunteer.

Written by Peter Grear on Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:58.

Educate, organize and mobilize -- If you’re not already registered you cannot vote in this year’s General Election.  The reality is that, that is one of the objectives of the 2013 North Carolina voter suppressions laws.  In elections of the past a person could register and vote up through Election Day.  There are other voter suppression laws that await the unsuspecting and some of these laws will also prevent citizens from voting.  Another major roadblock to voting will be going to the wrong precinct to vote.  Voters can no longer cast out of precinct ballots.

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Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:13.

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Jordan Davis’ Killer to Be Jailed for Life

Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:06.

Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle.  A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, fatal shooting of Davis. Of course, millions of people welcomed the news of Dunn’s conviction in what was a retrial on the first-degree murder charge.  Yet, we join with Lucia McBath and Ron Davis, the parents of Jordan Davis, in the call for continue vigilance and activism to ensure the living memory of Jordan Davis. Advancing the ongoing movement for freedom, justice and equality for Black Americans and all people is a necessary step to solidify the legacy of Jordan Davis and all those who have been unjustly killed by the soiled brutal hands of racial injustice.

Houston Dermatologist Leads the Fight Against "PFB" by Creating Skin Care Products That are Easily Accessible for All Now!

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:05.

Houston, TX -- (BlackNews.com) -- Moore Unique Skin Care, a Houston based, African American owned company just received notice that Walmart has agreed to carry three of its products through the Walmart "Made in the USA" program. Made in the USA is part of an effort by Walmart to create more American jobs through its commitment to purchase an additional $250 billion over a 10 year period from companies manufacturing in the U.S. Three of the products approved to be carried in Walmart stores are Hydroglide Ascend Shave Gel, Razor Rash Relief Cream, & Clear Skin Acne Wash; they will be available in selected Walmart shelves in late January 2015.

Women Face Dishonesty in Business More Often Than Men During Negotiations

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:04.

Women in business negotiations face more deceit than men, according to new research. In a study to be published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, researchers found that women are usually at a disadvantage during negotiations. “We found that men and women alike were targeting women with more deception than men,” said Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of management at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and co-author of the new research. “It was interesting that men and women alike tried to deceive women in negotiations.”

Voter Suppression: Polls Don’t Vote Vote Early and Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!

Written by Peter Grear on Friday, 10 October 2014 14:50.

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Recent news reports addressing the November 4th  North Carolina, General Election are important but should not be viewed in any way that would cause Black voters to do anything but promote a massive voter turnout.  On October 1, the 4th U S Circuit Court of Appeals voted to allow same day registration and out-of-precinct voting in this year’s election.  Other major voter suppression laws remain in effect and the Republicans have appealed the Court’s decision.  They are still trying to block same day registration and out-of-precinct voting.  They rightfully fear the power of a massive Black voter turnout and we need to deliver one to them.  

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