You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials
Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

Research Duke Medicine

  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.

Subscribe to Get GDN Print Edition

Subscribe to Get GDN Print Edition

Print Subscription

 Greater Diversity News (GDN) is a statewide publication with national reach and relevance.  We are a chosen news source for underrepresented and underserved communities in North Carolina.  

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. 

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd.

Author Gives New Insight to Parenting After 4 Years in Prison

on 13 September 2013.

When Patrick McKnight was incarcerated in 2006, he soon began to realize the things in his outside life that he had taken for granted. Especially his relationship with his children. Stuck in a jail that didn’t allow visits from children under the age of eighteen, McKnight didn’t see his own for nearly three years. During his time, he wrote a book inspired by what he learned firsthand about parental love.


In his new book Daddy Loves You, McKnight talks about difficult, lesser explored aspects of parenting including dealing with an ex-spouse, forming a relationship with your child after a long absence in their life, and dealing with the question of how to financially ensure his or her future.

Major themes in the book include:

  • The importance of parents being involved in the lives of their children
  • How children consciously or unconsciously pick up on the habits of their parents
  • Pushing amicable relations between parents, even when they’re divorced
  • The extremes that people are capable of when it comes to providing for their family
  • Children as the future and the importance of helping them to grow

If you would like to receive a review copy of the book please let me know. McKnight is available for commentary and interviews. Looking forward to your reply.

Patrick McKnight is an author, filmmaker, actor, and screenwriter. He directed and starred in Frat House XO, winner of The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in 2004. After this success, McKnight was sent to prison in 2006 for charges related to marijuana. During his time there he was inspired by a fellow inmate to write a book. That book is Daddy Loves You. He currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with his three children.


For more information on Daddy Loves You, please visit

Daddy Loves You is available for e-readers at www.Barnes& and

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

GDN Link Exchange