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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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Breast Cancer Takes Heavier Toll on Black Women

Written by Maya Rhodan on Monday, 15 October 2012 15:55.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Kimberly Higginbotham was 23 years old, she received some devastating news. It was January. Higginbotham was in her last year of graduate school for physical therapy at Howard University, but she wasn’t feeling the same excitement as her peers. Instead, she was worried about the lump she had found in her breast.

The Birds, the Bees…and Credit?

Written by Michelle Thornhill NNPA Columnist on Monday, 15 October 2012 15:54.

Turning 18 opens up a world of opportunity for your children. How well informed they are about new opportunities can make all the difference in their ability to make smart decisions. For many teens, opening their first credit card account is exciting. The freedom of not relying on Mom and Dad for money is alluring. However, children generally lack the foresight required to understand the long-term impact of having poor credit.

Positive Promotions Stands Against Bullying During National Bullying Prevention Month

Written by Positive Promotions on Monday, 15 October 2012 15:53.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As a serious issue in today’s society, Positive Promotions presents a promotional product line to encourage today’s youth to treat others with respect. Knowledge is power. Positive Promotions is hopeful that the more students know about the intolerable act of bullying, the likelihood of it ending is greater. Their promotional products support bully prevention education and serve as a reminder to students to stand against bullying together.

A Ticket Splitter Goes Straight

Written by Peter Grear on Sunday, 14 October 2012 17:10.


Voter suppression is racist, fascist, un-American, un-democratic ideology and is the greatest threat to civil rights since the movement of the 1960’s. Unfortunately, the Republican Party, in an unholy alliance with (ALEC) the American Legislative Exchange Council, has its heart set on voter suppression and the disenfranchisement of Blacks, Hispanics, the elderly and students. Although, not all republicans hold all of these attitudes, most of those that don’t aid and abet disenfranchisement by supporting voter suppression laws with party line votes.

Pitch Your Journalism Idea, Win Up to $35,000

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:40.

Do you have a story that deserves complete coverage from your newsroom? From now until October 12th, we’re looking for subjects and stories that ought to be covered from every angle—top to bottom, start to finish, end to end.

SLCC Student Learns Valuable Legal Lessons in D.C. Intern Program

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:34.

Salt Lake Community College has launched an internship program to help connect students with a range of educational opportunities. The program is focused on providing students with internships in the Washington, D.C. area, but are not limited to political internships. Students select internships that align with their area of study; the College helps to facilitate the process of securing the internships.

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