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War on poverty wages on

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson, lamenting that too many Americans “live on the outskirts of hope,” declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” This will not be “a short or easy struggle,” he stated in his State of the Union address to the Congress, “no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we will not rest until that war is won. The richest nation on earth can afford to ...

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Bishop Nkenge Abi

Bishop Nkenge Abi came into this world Juanita Deloris Kristine Jones Nov. 28, 1952 in Chicago, Ill. She was the first of five children born to John and Sophia (Griver) Jones. Raised by her grandmother Christine Anderson, Juanita grew up in the Catholic faith. Even at a young age, she recognized the chasm between the tenets of Catholicism and her family life in the projects of Chicago. Confronted by blatant ...

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MAJOR CRIME SUMMARY REPORT

On Jan. 9, at approximately 7:05 p.m., in the 14000 block of Gratiot, the suspect entered the store, produced a weapon and announced a hold-up to the cashier. The suspect ordered the cashier to give him the money from the cash register and also ordered the manager to open the safe. After receiving an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, the suspect then escaped in a dark colored SUV-type vehicle, going sout ...

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South Sudan, a US creation, in chaos again

South Sudan may be barely on the radar screen for most Americans but a bitter split in the ruling coalition threatens to make it one of the worst humanitarian disasters in Africa. Over 1,000 people have been killed and 200,000 displaced in fighting by rival militia with reports of ethnically motivated atrocities by both sides. It is feared South Sudan could become another black mark for American policy on t ...

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Senegal cracks down on foreign ships

Senegal’s minister of fisheries has ordered the detention of a Russian trawler observed illegally catching fish in Senegalese waters. The move immediately won high praise from bloggers on the Internet. “Keep the fish, Charge a BIG FINE. If the Russians don’t pay, KEEP THE BOAT and sell it,” wrote “Bob” on the Yahoo comments page. Michael B wrote: “Good for the Senegal government for taking this action again ...

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‘Democracy has disappeared’ say officials in mass resignation

Some 75 officials in the West African nation of Burkina Faso resigned this week in mass to protest efforts by President Blaise Compaore to give himself an additional five-year term. According to critics, Compaore is planning to extend his time in office by changing the rule that limits presidents to two five-year terms. Compaore has been in power since 1987 and under the current rule would not be able to ru ...

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