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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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Positive Promotions Stands Against Bullying During National Bullying Prevention Month

Written by Positive Promotions on Monday, 15 October 2012 15:53.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As a serious issue in today’s society, Positive Promotions presents a promotional product line to encourage today’s youth to treat others with respect. Knowledge is power. Positive Promotions is hopeful that the more students know about the intolerable act of bullying, the likelihood of it ending is greater. Their promotional products support bully prevention education and serve as a reminder to students to stand against bullying together.

A Ticket Splitter Goes Straight

Written by Peter Grear on Sunday, 14 October 2012 17:10.


Voter suppression is racist, fascist, un-American, un-democratic ideology and is the greatest threat to civil rights since the movement of the 1960’s. Unfortunately, the Republican Party, in an unholy alliance with (ALEC) the American Legislative Exchange Council, has its heart set on voter suppression and the disenfranchisement of Blacks, Hispanics, the elderly and students. Although, not all republicans hold all of these attitudes, most of those that don’t aid and abet disenfranchisement by supporting voter suppression laws with party line votes.

Pitch Your Journalism Idea, Win Up to $35,000

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:40.

Do you have a story that deserves complete coverage from your newsroom? From now until October 12th, we’re looking for subjects and stories that ought to be covered from every angle—top to bottom, start to finish, end to end.

SLCC Student Learns Valuable Legal Lessons in D.C. Intern Program

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:34.

Salt Lake Community College has launched an internship program to help connect students with a range of educational opportunities. The program is focused on providing students with internships in the Washington, D.C. area, but are not limited to political internships. Students select internships that align with their area of study; the College helps to facilitate the process of securing the internships.

Black Women's Agenda Launches Get Out The Vote Initiative

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:45.

Collaborating Women's Organizations – Serving Over One Million – Pledge Support For Agenda's "Four for 4" Call-to-Action

As the 2012 campaigns head into the final weeks, The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) announced an ambitious initiative to get out the vote that will be powered by the members of 18 National Collaborating Women's Organizations. "Four for 4" – Four People, Four Votes, Four Years and Foresight – will engage the members of participating sororities, civic and faith-based groups in raising awareness, educating voters and ensuring that at least four people, including themselves, vote on Election Day.

A Voter’s Guide for the Election

Written by Raynard Jackson on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:50.

With the upcoming presidential election only a month away, I thought I would share some thoughts on how to interpret a lot of the things going on with this election. I have received many calls from people asking about all the polls that show President Obama leading Mitt Romney.

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