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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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Harold R. Varner, FAIA

Harold R. Varner, one of Detroit’s premiere architects, died Dec. 14 at the age of 78. A lifelong Detroit resident and graduate of Cass Technical High School and Lawrence Institute of Technology, his commitment to the city, his profession and his family gave him iconic status, both nationally and in Detroit’s African American professional, political and social community. ...

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