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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!

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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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Some of the Nation’s Foremost Female Leaders Urge Women to Reclaim Civility

Written by Spelman College on 16 May 2010.

Spelman College convened key multicultural female influencers and thought leaders in AtlantaHeralded as one of the most important dialogues in the nation, Spelman College convened key multicultural female influencers and thought leaders in Atlanta this week for the sixth annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference.  Over two days, more than 400 attendees discussed the increasing lack of civility in today’s workplace, political arena and communities.

Attendees were charged to explore ideas to strengthen the nation by reclaiming civility through ethical leadership and personal responsibility.

The dynamic conference featured some of the nation’s most influential voices among women including: Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post; Sara Manzano-Diaz, director, the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau and Angela Burt-Murray, editor-in-chief, Essence.

“We must be brave and bold in our demands -- that respect and common courtesy are cornerstones of our leadership doctrine,” said Jane E. Smith, executive director, LEADS at Spelman College.

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