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Mariel Kanene is Founder and Editor of TheArtOfPersptive.co and lead storyteller with a focus on music, startups and travel. His passion for culture was born in Kinshasa, Congo and bred in Washington, DC where he resides. By day, Mariel spends his days slowly trying to change the world—one meaningful interaction at a time. He loves reading factual-fiction, good podcasts, traveling, health and fitness, foreign languages and good conversations over good coffee and even better rum. He hates talking about himself in third person.Thanks for stopping by. Always appreciated. Find me on: Twitter | Instagram | Linkedin | MarielKanene.Flavors.me.

Recap of USAID’s Inaugural Global Innovation Week Kickoff

“Innovation is making the impossible, possible, the unsolvable, solvable. And of course, nowhere is this more true than in the area of international development, where technology and new thinking are enabling us to reinvent how we go about fulfilling our mission.” These remarks, delivered by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, Mark Green, kicked…

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Wig Out! captures the mesmerizing world of drag balls at DC’s Studio Theatre

From the acclaimed author of The Brother/Sister Trilogy and Choir Boy, Wig Out!, penned by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who earned an Oscar in February for co-writing the screenplay of best picture winner “Moonlight,” is set in the glamorous world of African-American/Latinx drag balls.  McCraney and Company deliver a dazzling spectacle about the timeless desires to be desired,…

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On World Refugee Day: What lessons we can learn from Africa

Today, low- and middle-income countries host a majority of the world’s refugees. The reality of refugees striving to rebuild their lives alongside host communities can fuel divisive politics, and the strain of refugee flows can threaten hard-won development gains. Despite the political turmoil precipitated by forced displacement, this is an eminently manageable challenge for the…

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