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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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Are Schools Preparing Black Boys...For Prison?

Written by Starla Muhammad on Friday, 23 September 2011 18:18.

A Chicago mother recently filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education alleging a Chicago Public School security guard handcuffed her young son while he was a student at George Washington Carver Primary School on the city’s far south side.  In the lawsuit, filed Aug. 29, LaShanda Smith says the guard handcuffed her son March 17, 2010 which resulted in “sustained injuries of a permanent, personal and pecuniary nature.”

Psychology of Black Unemployment: Impact felt deep in the African American psyche

Written by Cynthia E. Griffin,. Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly on Friday, 23 September 2011 18:16.

As she watched President Barack Obama lay out his jobs plan for the nation and repeatedly challenge Congress to address the issue immediately, Madelyn Broadus was thinking “finally, somebody is for the people. It seems like for the past 12 years, (the government) is always for corporations and big fat cats. I really feel like he said it right for how we can begin again, the hard-working American people,” explained Broadus, one of the 14 million unemployed people that the president was speaking of during his speech.

Aspirations: Since we’re talking about it; have you had your financial check-up?

Written by Michelle Thornhill, Special to NNPA on Friday, 23 September 2011 18:15.

In beauty salons and barber shops across the nation, at summer barbecues and holiday dinners, African Americans have a long tradition of indulging in rich conversation. So much so that we’ve created our very own cultural vernacular, or way of speaking. No matter the venue, when we come together we are ready to talk about it all, from current events and politics to music and relationships. Nothing is off limits…well, almost.

The Economy Across Race and Region

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 September 2011 20:19.

Unemployment Fails to Dampen Positive Outlook Among African Americans and Latinos: Findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll challenge long-held assumptions about the impact of the economy on political attitudes and voting behaviors, according to a new report by political scientist Todd Shields. The report, “The Economy Across Race and Region: Unemployment Fails to Dampen Positive Outlook Among African Americans and Latinos,” was released recently on the Blair-Rockefeller Poll website.

Poverty Rate Among U.S. Women Now the Highest Ever Recorded; Child Poverty Rates Also Catastrophic

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 September 2011 20:18.

I realize that women are a discrete special interest group as they only represent half the population. But this seems like something even the people who count should be concerned with: The poverty rate among women climbed to 14.5 percent in 2010 from 13.9 percent in 2009, the highest in 17 years. The extreme poverty rate among women climbed to 6.3 percent in 2010 from 5.9 percent in 2009, the highest rate ever recorded.

Attica’s 40-year Legacy: Revisiting the Prison Riot’s Deadly Lessons

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 September 2011 20:02.

BUFFALO, N.Y. Mixing a historic panel of eyewitnesses and survivors with past and present multi-media attractions, the University at Buffalo will mark the 40th anniversary of the most deadly prison riot in the nation’s history with a three-day conference, Sept. 11-13 at UB and other Buffalo college campuses, a short drive away from the prison. “I hope we can begin the process of healing the wounds that this event inflicted,” says UB law professor Teresa A. Miller, lead conference organizer who has been behind prison walls about 35 times in the last two years filming a documentary and acting as a state-appointed advisor to men serving life sentences for second-degree murder at Attica State Prison.

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