“PERFECT”: ESPN’s Dramatic Story of How Down Syndrome Daughter Won Her Father’s Heart

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“Have an abortion,” Heath White urged his wife.  The couple already had one beautiful little girl, and they had just learned that their second child would be born with Down Syndrome. He was, by any measure, a success:  an ace military pilot, a marathon runner, a respected businessman.  Heath feared how having an “imperfect” child, a daughter with Down Syndrome, would reflect on him.  His wife Jennifer, though, was firmly pro-life and refused to abort the child, even though she … [Read more...]

Focus: HOPE—Fighting Racism, Poverty and Injustice in Detroit Since 1968

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Detroit was deeply divided in the 1960s.  There was a chasm between white society, largely in the suburbs, and the black community which remained in the central city. The city’s segregated society got a shake-up on July 23, 1967, when white police vice squad officers executed a raid on an after-hours drinking club or “blind pig” in the predominantly black neighborhood located at Twelfth Street and Clairmount Avenue.  Inside the illegal club, 82 people were celebrating the return of … [Read more...]


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