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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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New Loan Policies Fail Black Students in College

Written by Freddie AllenNNPA Washington Correspondent on Monday, 15 April 2013 14:02.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Like thousands of Black college students, Bethanie Fisher, a psychology major at Howard University depended heavily on the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students program that allows parents to borrow the full amount of college tuition and fees. During, the 2007-2008 school year, an estimated 33 percent of undergraduate students that earned degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities received Parent PLUS loans, double the rate of all undergraduate students nationwide.

Advocates Push to Preserve Foreclosure Program

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 15 April 2013 13:55.

A broad coalition of state and national organizations is pushing to preserve a key federal program that has helped more than 1.1 million troubled homeowners and reduced mortgage payments by a median savings of $546 each month. The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), created in response to the nation’s housing crisis, is set to close shop on December 31. Housing and consumer advocates are urging the U.S. Treasury Department to reconsider ending the program.

New Guide Keeps Diversity Conversations Authentic

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 12 April 2013 13:22.

Chicago human resource executive and former chief diversity officer is now the author of a dynamic new diversity book, "Profitable Diversity: How Economic Inclusion Can Lead to Success." It highlights the P&L impact of responsive and proactive diversity practices and is now available everywhere books are sold. 

New Report: Payday Lending Drains Nearly $1 Billion from Local Communities

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 08 April 2013 15:56.

One of the worst ironies of the nagging economic recession is that consumers with the fewest financial resources have lost the most. Now, a new report finds that payday loans not only strip much-needed income from low-income families; but also harms the economic viability of the communities where they operate, draining nearly $1 billion a year. Written by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development (Insight Center), it also reveals other net negative impacts of these small-dollar, high cost loans on economic growth and personal bankruptcy filings.  

Diversity Programs Give Illusion of Corporate Fairness

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 April 2013 15:54.

Diversity training programs lead people to believe that work environments are fair even when given evidence of hiring, promotion or salary inequities, according to new findings by psychologists at the University of Washington and other universities. The study also revealed that participants, all of whom were white, were less likely to take discrimination complaints seriously against companies who had diversity programs.

End the ‘War on Drugs’ Now

Written by Ron Daniels NNPA Guest Columnist on Monday, 08 April 2013 15:43.

On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped to the podium of the Riverside Church in New York to vigorously proclaim his opposition to the War in Vietnam. It was one of the most powerful orations among numerous remarkable speeches delivered during his brief but extraordinary life.

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