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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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No Jobs, No Recovery, No Votes

Written by Harry Alford on Friday, 29 January 2010 14:49.

(NNPA) - It is a pretty simple formula.  Yet, many of our federally elected officials don’t seem to understand or at least listen to the masses.  The messages in Virginia and New Jersey were certainly clear.  Still they prodded on with their largesse and out of touch agenda.  Then comes Massachusetts like the thunder of an electrical storm or the roar of the mighty ocean. 

Beyond Black and White: Searching for the White Male Effect in the African-American Community

Written by Louie Rivers, Joseph Arvai and Paul Slovic on Saturday, 30 January 2010 14:37.

white male effectA new study published this month concludes the tendency of some white males with higher education levels and conservative political and cultural views to have lower risk perceptions of environmental threats is not found among African-American males with similar backgrounds. The study also finds 69 percent of African-American men and women surveyed about their views on the environment and health risks are either “moderately” or “deeply” concerned about the natural environment.

Help Pouring Out for Haitians as Death Count Grows

Written by Pharoh Martin and Kendra Desrosiers on Friday, 22 January 2010 13:27.

7.0 magnitude earthquakeWASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s been described as “The world’s Katrina”. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that completely devastated and uprooted the Black island nation of Haiti, leaving an estimated 100,000 dead and millions more homeless, injured and in despair. Government officials are predicting that the death toll could eventually rise to half a million, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters ever.

New York Artist Fuses Autobiographical, Historic, and Global Issues in New Exhibition

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 January 2010 13:13.

Robin HolderThe Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will present “An American Consciousness: Robin Holder’s Mid-Career Retrospective,” an in-depth examination of Robin Holder’s three decades as a printmaker. Holder, a New York-based artist and educator, is a storyteller whose work fuses autobiographical, historic, and global issues.

Sociologist’s New Book Uncovers Nationwide Problem with How Homelessness Is Handled

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 January 2010 13:09.

Four years ago, a Texas Tech University sociologist took a different tack by studying homeless people who preferred living on the streets to shelters. When he asked why many stayed away from shelters, what he found uncovered one of the biggest problems with how social assistance programs deal with the problem across the country.

Update on Relief Efforts in Haiti

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 15 January 2010 13:16.

MADRE’s Emergency Medical Relief Effort is Reaching Earthquake Surviviors in Haiti. We Need Your Help to Save More Lives.

You may be wondering whether MADRE is actually able to transport emergency relief given Haiti’s decimated infrastructure.
We have determined that our partner organization in Haiti, Zanmi Lasante, is able to bring humanitarian aid overland into the country. Teams of healthcare workers from the project have established a functioning supply chain through the Dominican Republic and are currently delivering medical aid to those most in need in Haiti.

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