A commentary from the Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog says that it is time to concentrate on poor people, not poor governments. Writer Andy Sumner cites the growing economies of the world that still have many people being left out of the growth.
Poverty can lead people to fight, thinking that winning a battle can bring themselves out of misery. From this Associated Press article that we found at the Fort Mill Times, writer Jim Gomez describes how poverty leads Philippine youths join a communist rebel movement.
Ethnic clashes killed at least 32 people in Nigeria during the Christmas holiday. From Australia's The Age, this AFP story tells us the battle is the latest in a series of clashes between Christian and Muslim factions in the country.
An Honors College That Honors Grit - In Newark, N.J., a branch of the Rutgers University system uses its honors college to seek out students who have survived the hard knocks of life.
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