Category Archives: Carolina Gold Rice

Git Rooted Wit We @GullahGeechee! Support Global Reforestry! Part 2

Those of us at South Carolina Interfaith Power & Light seek to bring the type of peace that I felt at Fondes Amandes to others throughout our home state and around the world. We know that trees improve the health of those in close proximity to them. Trees not only cool down the areas which is becoming even more appreciated as deathly heat waves continue to happen in different parts of the world, trees also remove pollutants from the air. Scientists have also concluded that trees reduce depression and stress and increase lifespans. I know that my life force was increased by the journey to higher heights with my Merikin Famlee in Trinidad and I pray that the trees that were planted will speak to the souls of future generations that sit beneath their shade and share our cultural heritage traditions and connections as we did during that journey. Juss likka de tree, we rooted een who webe!

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Gullah Wars 2021: Saving the Site of the Stono Rebellion

there is an attempt to annex which is usually a tactic used along the coast when folks seek to upzone and bring in massive destructionment projects. If the annexation and upzoning were to pass, more than 3,000 homes could be built on the headwaters of Rantowles Creek—which flows into the Stono River which is the location for which the Stono Rebellion is named. Currenty, there are fewer than 300 homes are allowed there.  In order to keep this overbuilding from happening in this environmentally sensitive and historic areas, we must be like Cato and the Angolan men. We have to work and march together for liberty! We need to take a stand to protect the land!

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Seed is Power! Jayn de @GullahGeechee fa de Global Seed Rally!

Seed is under attack. A small handful of the largest seed and agrochemical corporations in the world are working to strip farmers of their right to grow, save, sell, and exchange seed. Why? Because local, indigenous seeds are a threat to their monopolistic control of our global food systems. But across the continent, groups are fighting to reclaim the power of seed — to keep seed in the hands of the MANY, not the FEW. Next Saturday, June 26, we will have the opportunity to hear directly from those on the frontlines of this fight including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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Celebrating de Gullah/Geechee Culinary Legacy fa Black History Month

The Museum of Food and Drink and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival are presenting Migration Stories: Sustaining Gullah/Geechee Cooking Across Land and Sea, a virtual event that explores the foodways and cultural heritage of @GullahGeechee people. This will be the first in a series between MOFAD and the Folklife Festival exploring migration, food, and the transmission of knowledge in America. Tickets can be obtained at https://www.mofad.org/events/02032021/gullahgeechee for the February 3rd event and https://www.mofad.org/events/2021/0216/growingrice entitled GROWING RICE: A Migration Story from Seed to Plate. No doubt these events will feed minds and souls and folks will leave their screens wishing that they had a plate before them to feed their bodies as well.

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De Gullah/Geechee pun St. Helena Island via SaintHelenaGullahGeechee.com

“Disya da St. Helena” gwine bring hunnuh chillun riycha fa see who webe pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is truly a blessing to be able to assist people with a virtual visit through ourstory of historic St. Helena Island, South Carolina where I was homegrown in my Gullah/Geechee culture. • Queen Quet

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Zooming in on de Gullah/Geechee African Culinary Legacy

Tune in for the 16th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” in celebration of National Rice Month featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in a dialogue with culinary expert, Michael Twitty. Michael Twitty of Afroculinaria is the author of “The Cooking Gene.” Tune een fa yeddi a tastee tak!

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Supporting @GullahGeechee Owned Farms for National Farmers Market Week

With all of this Gullah/Geechee legacy that exist in and on the soil of the Sea Islands where the Black gold hands continue to harvest, I would have been remissed if I didn’t celebrate our farmers and our farmers markets this National Farmers Week. Hunnuh chillun need fa gwine ta um fa git sumting healtee fa nyam pun fa tru!

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag

The Gullah/Geechee Flag represents those sons and daughters of Africa who were forced to come to America in ships of pain, for a life of servitude and death.

For more than three hundred years the Anointed People of the African Sun were auction off to the highest bidder torn away from tribal and family ties, systematically deprived of ancient African names, physically and mentally brutalized in both body and soul.

Forced to renounce traditional religions and beliefs, stripped of self-respect, dehumanized, tortured without mercy or moral concern, lynched, raped, denied political access, methodically conditioned to engage in self hate and denied any hope of freedom.

And after the genocide, cheated out of the promised 40 acres and a mule.

Yet, the Gullah/Geechee Anointed People survived like a bright shining star above adversity to finally be free again.

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Frum Africa ta de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Ef hunnuh chillun gwine crak hunnuh teet bout who webe @GullahGeechee, hunnuh gwine hafa yeddi bout de tru journee frum Alkebulan ta de islandts wha dey een de sea. Afta disya, hunnuh gwine hafa lun bout wha Africans put een disya soil and e human rights battle wha gwine on fa webe free. So, fa disya Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month, we sho disya pun Gullah/Geechee TV frum de Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition’s Alkebulan Archive cuz we taut um not robree:

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Celebrating Gullah/Geechee een SC!

Spring begins and planting season takes place in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, opportunities to engage with Gullah/Geechee culture blooms. A series of events and celebrations highlighting the living legacy of the Gullah/Geechee will be taking place throughout SC.

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