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Introduction Rural America has long struggled economically (Flora & Flora, 2013): it is often portrayed as deteriorating downtowns, closed factories, and declining populations. These circumstances provide tremendous opportunity for development work. However, not surprisingly, rural communities have long lagged behind their urban counterparts in development efforts. In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

via Connecting the Silos: Building a Rural Grants Program — Level Field

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Connecting the Silos: Building a Rural Grants Program — Level Field

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Freedom

“Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such tension that a community that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. In April 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail after being arrested during a civil rights demonstration.…

via How to protest in Trump’s America according to people on the frontlines — Grist

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new vc fund

Global venture capital firm White Star Capital has closed a second fund of $180 million, money it plans to invest in “transatlantic” companies that need help to go international. The VC already has a presence in London, New York, and Montreal, and as part of its new fund is adding Paris and Tokyo to the […]

via White Star Capital raises new $180M fund to help startups go international — TechCrunch

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dream machine vc

Five years ago, Alexia Bonatsos, née Tsotsis, was co-editor of TechCrunch, a job that made her renowned in startup circles and familiar with a wide number of startups and their founders. What she really longed to do, in fact, was invest in some of them. “I was among the first people to write about Pinterest…

via Former journo Alexia Bonatsos unveils her new venture fund, Dream Machine — TechCrunch

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Tracking down Jesus

Have you ever heard Gary Habermas, Michael Licona or William Lane Craig defend the resurrection of Jesus in a debate by saying that the resurrection is the best explanation for the “minimal facts” about Jesus? The lists of minimal facts that they use are typically agreed to by their opponents during the debates. Minimal facts […]

via What criteria do historians use to get to the minimal facts about the historical Jesus? — WINTERY KNIGHT

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Oregon Native Languages

Oregon Tribal Languages have been endangered for over 100 years. From an original base of some 100 languages and dialects, the number of surviving languages with speakers has dwindled to about eight. Most tribes do not have many elder speakers and the language programs are constantly searching for funding to help the languages survive […]

via Surviving Oregon Native Languages; Online Sources and Links — NDNHISTORYRESEARCH

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9 Ways to Improve AMS – Amazon Ads For Authors — David Gaughran

More product searches start on Amazon than anywhere else, even Google. It’s the world’s biggest bookstore and by far the largest ebook retailer. But Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) is still very much a work-in-progress, particularly the slightly pared-back version authors get to advertise books. Self-publishers tend to focus on making books visible on Amazon. Aside […]

via 9 Ways to Improve AMS – Amazon Ads For Authors — David Gaughran

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