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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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Health Disparities: A Function of Assets, Access and Attitudes

Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:50.

Last week, I attended a “think tank” conversation with leaders of the Rodham Institute, a newly- established center at George Washington University is dedicated to reducing health disparities in Washington, D.C.

Strolling Down the Beauty Aisles

Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:45.

When it comes to looking good, staying on top of your game, and making sure your pursuit of beauty is on point, you know the African-American community has that covered. Nielsen’s latest insights highlight hair and skin beauty purchases and behavior, by the numbers among African-Americans and other ethnic groups in the U.S. and Canada in a recent NielsenWire Post titled. “ Looking Good: Appealing to Ethnic Consumers in the Beauty Aisle.”

Beyond the Rhetoric: Why Black Business Programs aren’t Working

Written by NPA Columnist on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:43.

Last week, I explained why we have Black business programs. The evolution of them from the Civil Rights Movement and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the cause for their existence.  Title VI of the Act and along with U.S. Supreme Court decisions justifies their existence.

Carol’s Daughter Opens Atlanta Salon

Written by Tianna Faulkner Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice on Friday, 21 June 2013 10:42.

Hair health just got better. Lisa Price, owner and founder of Carol’s Daughter, has enhanced and expanded her business by opening a salon in her Lenox Mall flagship store.

Anxious? Activate Your Anterior Cingulate Cortex by Meditating

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:06.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., – June 4, 2013 – Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, however, have succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.

Study Looks at Discrimination African-American Adolescents Face in Schools

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:05.

Nearly 60 years after the Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools, African-American adolescents of all socioeconomic backgrounds continue to face instances of racial discrimination in the classroom. A new study sheds light on that and points to the need for students of color to rely on personal and cultural assets to succeed academically.

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