Land ownership = dignity (editing project)

Remy Long in Kundam

By Remy Long Part I – Kundam Kundam is a village and a word. The village is a small community of about 500 Mandinka and Fulani people in the small West African nation of The Gambia. Most everyone there is a peanut farmer. There are a few blacksmiths, some hunters and some fisherman on the Gambia River a few miles

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Nonprofits take learning beyond the last bell

The new presidential administration and questions about funding for school, after school and summer learning programs have amplified the national conversation about how we instruct our children. While many focus on traditional school day programs, some experts say out-of-school programs are equally, if not more, important to the development of today’s youth. Children spend about 20 percent of their waking

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Arts leaders DiChiera, Slatkin and Fisher discuss funding, diversity and why they shouldn’t have to justify the arts

A condensed version of this story was originally published in Crain’s Detroit Business. By Leslie D. Green Come June, metro Detroit’s arts world will begin significant transformation. That’s when David DiChiera resigns after 46 years as artistic director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, Leonard Slatkin begins prepping for his 10th and last season as conductor and music director of the Detroit Symphony

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