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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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New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 January 2014 16:33.

Greater Diversity News John Holt

(StatePoint) It’s not just individuals who can benefit from New Year’s resolutions. Businesses can also use the new year as an opportunity to reflect on how to improve in the year to come. With that in mind, here is a resolution checklist for small business owners:
• Get your books in order: Make sure to update balance sheets, compile income statements and assemble cash flow statements.
• Evaluate goals:  Did you meet your goals this year? What helped you achieve success? How can you improve the following year?

Voter Suppression Group’s Poll Finds Most Do Not Consider Voter Fraud A Significant Problem

Written by Josh Israel, ThinkProgress.org on Friday, 03 January 2014 15:30.

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new poll by a pro-voter suppression group asked 1,000 American adults about the issue of voter fraud in the United States. And despite their arguably slanted question, just 36 percent of those polled agreed with the group’s premise that it is a “major problem.” Judicial Watch, a right-wing group and leading player in the push for more voting restrictions, joined with the conservative Breitbart.com to sponsor the December poll. After asking questions about general corruption in Washington, D.C., the pollster (a GOP-connected firm called the polling company, inc./WomanTrend) posed the voter fraud question. 

Defeating voter suppression The North Carolina Model: Educate, Organize and Mobilize

Written by Peter Grear, Esq. on Thursday, 02 January 2014 19:58.

The N.C. Model campaign to defeat voter suppression is designed to help create a blueprint that highlights the various parts, participants and processes of our statewide effort to protect democracy and promote our constitutionally guaranteed right to "one man one vote".  We are monitoring and assessing the various local, state and national organizations that are, or should be a part of our campaign to educate, organize and mobilize voters to defeat voter suppression.  Hopefully, we will suggest ways to improve their efforts and participation in defeating voter suppression.  

African American Wrongly Fired in 2010 by the Obama Administration for Allegedly Making Racist Remarks to Speak at Anne Arundel MLK Jr. Awards Dinner

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 December 2013 16:38.

Shirley Sherrod Will Explore Her Ordeal as a Victim of the Politics of Fear; Local Civil Rights Activists To be Honored With Senator Mikulski
The 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner will be convened Friday, January 17 at 6 pm.  This, the largest celebration of Dr. King’s birthday in Anne Arundel County, will be held at La Fountaine Bleue in Glen Burnie. Shirley Sherrod, civil rights activist, will be the keynote speaker. She is best known as the African American wrongly fired in 2010 by the Obama administration for allegedly making racist remarks. President Obama apologized to her and she has written a book about her experiences that she will sign at the dinner. Those to be honored for their actions that help keep the legacy of Dr. King alive include; Senator Barbara Mikulski, Gerald Stansbury of the Maryland NAACP, Larry White Sr., Marc L. Apter, Dr. Oscar Barton Jr., Antonio Downing, Sylvia Rogers Greene, Kathy Koch, Julie C. Snyder and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Tickets and additional information at 410-760-4115 or www.mlkmd.org.

Wilmington on Fire: A massacre kept secret for over 100 years - the truth will finally be revealed

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 December 2013 16:31.

THE FILM: Wilmington on Fire is a feature-length documentary that will give a historical and present day look at the Wilmington Massacre of 1898. The film features interviews from historians, authors, activists and descendants of the victims of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898. Wilmington on Fire will talk about things such as: African-American progress after slavery, African-American's in Wilmington prior to the 1898 massacre, The Wilmington Massacre of 1898, Reparations, African-American history in Wilmington, The state of North Carolina's involvement in the massacre of 1898, The Black community in Wilmington today AND MUCH MORE!

Aiding and Abetting Voter Suppression: Silence of Modern Day Black Republicans

Written by Peter Grear, Esq. on Monday, 23 December 2013 22:10.

There is a deafening silence in the ranks of modern black Republicans who stand mute as their party of choice relentlessly attacks the civil right that is most responsibile for the rights and privileges of democracy, the right to vote.  There is a group of them that gather with the Tea Partiers, Sean Hannity and other Republican right wingers to denounce President Obama and so-called liberal democrats as representing everything that is bad for blacks in America and accusing them of race exploitation.  I watch them in amazement as they claim to defend the constitution and say that Obama ignores it.  They are very unbalanced in their zeal to demean black Democrats as they ignore the constitutional guarantee of “one man and one vote” and the massive voter suppression efforts of their Republican party.

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