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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Keeping neighborhoods safer, healthier

Genevive Meeks was 19 when AmeriCorps members began boarding up abandoned homes in her Detroit neighborhood. “There were open holes where there was a lot of drug trafficking,” she says. Afterward, she says the neighborhood felt different. “I know the kids felt safer going to school. It wasn’t just every person for themselves anymore.” While working on her street, a

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