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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.

#MusicBreak

August is in full swing, and AAOP is sizzling. Enjoy this #MusicBreak feature via The Mixtape Mondayz Crew (Dynamix, Still Wil, Nando, & P-Trix) for your #WednesDaze. Mixtape Mondayz Crew is proud to present a mix from the homie Cwitch representing San Diego, CA and The Almighty Battle Star Massive and Sharpshooterz Crew. Follow Cwitch…

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Fighting Poverty Domestically: Lessons Learned From A Year Of AmeriCorps VISTA Work In Washington, DC

“If you’ve come here to help me, you’re wasting our time. But if you’ve come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” ― Australian Aboriginal Elder Lilla Watson No one said the migrant’s work would be simple. The choice to leave home and journey in search of jobs and the…

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The Carters On The Run

Beyoncé Knowles and husband Jay Z recently confirmed that they will indeed embark on a summer tour together, after months of speculation. Both made the declaration on their respective websites with a promotional image featuring the power couple wearing ski masks. Officially titled the On The Run Tour, little else is known about what The…

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ASTR – A #MusicMonday Special

While browsing music selections for last week’s Music Monday, ASTR came across our radar. “R U With Me” made it on our roundup, but we knew a follow up Music Monday Special was needed on this unique pair. Their style and sound is as authentic as their own past and ascent into the music world. ASTR is…

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Development Labs, Start-Ups, and Tech: Innovative Solutions for Poverty Alleviation

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a DCTech Meetup event called “DevTech – Innovative Solutions for Poverty Alleviation” hosted at the Embassy of Sweden. When this meetup was first posted, I knew immediately this was a program I could not miss (even if it meant incorporating it into to my partially…

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DC’s Digital Inclusion Initiative Launches a Guide to Digital Citizenship: Here’s Why it Matters #TechTuesday

According to Washington, DC’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), Victor L. Hoskins, DC is the number one tech hotspot in North America. The cities diverse international culture which offer world-class museums and monuments, unique neighborhoods, and gorgeous common spaces, all compliment the local exchange of business and social goods. As the world of technology expands it’s impact and…

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