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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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The ‘Colored Entrance’ to White-Owned Businesses

Written by Harry C. Alford on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:55.

For the most part, corporate America employees are satisfied with their careers.  There is usually a chart to review in terms of responsibility.  Is the employee moving up the “ladder” and heading towards more executive responsibility?

Arizona Sued for Targeting Women of Color

Written by Floyd Alvin Galloway, Special to the NNPA from the Arizona Informant on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:54.

PHOENIX (NNPA) – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona filed a lawsuit May 29, on behalf of the NAACP of Maricopa County and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) challenging a state law that relies on harmful racial stereotypes to shame and discriminate against Black women and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women who decide to end their pregnancies.

Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers

Written by Bobbi Booker Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:52.

Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is viewed as the scourge of American society with inner-city fathers often dismissed as “deadbeat dads.” But according to scholars Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson, the significant economic and cultural shifts that have transformed society at large have also revolutionized the meaning of fatherhood and family life among the urban poor. 

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.

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