Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Ourstory

Memorializing a #GullahGeechee Famlee Legacy

Tenk GAWD fa mi ancestas and fa disya land een de Gullah/Geechee Nation ya! Tenki Tenki GAWD fa unsta wha famlee dey ya fa!

As I stood there on the porch looking out, I could feel the energy of my family members that are in the realm of the ancestors, especially my grandparents that left us this land, standing with me and looking out and smiling. I started thinking of all that they went through toiling this land during enslavement and how the subsequent generations have been able to build more homes on it and are still working and maintaining the land and I smiled.

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Corona Chronicle 5-Black Folks Fighting to Stay Alive

The virus of attempting to hide our Blackness so that we would be protected has infected and affected the Black community for generations, but it hasn’t protected us as we see in this moment where racial profiling is still killing us. COVID-19 complications are killing us. Running, driving, and walking while Black is killing us. Self-hatred and lack of compassion for other Black people is killing us. So much so that the NAACP has launched the #WeAreDoneDying campaign. Unfortunately, unless Black people truly stand up and fight together in unity no matter our age, geographically location, or financial stand in global society to protect the lives of ALL Black people from these continued lynchings and the verbal and written lynchings that we do to one another in order to advance ourselves, that campaign will only be a hashtag in the digital world while more Black death comes in the real world.

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#GullahGeechee Giving Tuesday

Due to the massive financial losses due to COVID-19, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders are calling on all of our supporters to assist with contributing to and sharing the on-going “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund” link during #GivingTuesday on May 5, 2020.

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Corona Chronicle 4-Let There Be Light

“Spiritual discernment reveals that we are now in the dawn of a new era..and that new methods are waiting to be brought forth. In the coming commerce man will not be a slave to money.”

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Making the Black Family Healthy and Wealthy on @GullahGeechee Riddim Radio

Felicia states, “I ‘educare’ women of color (and their families) in basic financial concepts, wherever I go. I touch on reducing the daily financial stress of families by learning about debt management, student loan reduction/counseling and legacy building.” Tune in as she and Queen Quet discuss strategies for island families to build their wealth and leave sustainable legacies.

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Join Queen Quet of the @GullahGeechee for the Virtual Earth Optimism Summit

More than 100 global leaders will share successful conservation and sustainability strategies being deployed worldwide and discuss how to scale and mainstream these strategies to achieve transformative change. One of these global leaders is Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). She will be part of the live broadcast on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Noon. The schedule for the entire day is located at https://earthoptimism.si.edu/calendar/2020-dc-summit/#Friday

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Corona Chronicle 3-Gullah/Geechee Seeds of Survival

While at home on the family compounds, folks are learning more about their family histories and land legacies which I pray leads to them valuing the land, family, and community even more. They are learning what their elders went through to hold onto the land and the methods that they used to survive and make it through many other storms and hardships and how in the midst of all of them they could still sing, “Trouble don’t last always.”

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Gullah/Geechee Safe and Healthy

Part of my blessing has been sitting on community committees with partners at MUSC-the Medical University of South Carolina. My first steps into that institution happened over two decades ago when I was asked to come and do a keynote address for mental health professionals. I was to assist them with cultural competency since they had to work in the Gullah/Geechee community. The Q & A that day was as life changing as my presentation for the APHA. The dialogue gave me insight into the vast differences that people of various cultures have regarding stability and how that balance is to be maintained. Some continually seek outside measures through pleasure, drugs-legal and illegal, thrill seeking or risk taking and others go seeking inside spiritually, but sometimes miss the mark and think that is also an external action. Thus, they walk into and out of churches, synagogues, mosques, and locations of spiritual rituals unchanged and off balanced. I was there to help the doctors to be more receptive to overstanding spirituality and the Gullah/Geechee community and how this helps with mental stability. It was about trust. Trust in GOD. Trust in spirit. Trust in who is delivering the message. Trust in their cultural legacy as it relates to who is bringing the message.

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Corona Chronicle 2-Seeking Humanity by Queen Quet

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) “His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace…” • Ephesians 2:15 Peace, blessings, and good health have come to be my daily prayer not simply for me and my family, but the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the world. …

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Corona Chronicle 1 by Queen Quet

As everyone that has encountered me is well aware of, I greet people with “Peace.” In the midst of the global panic due to the pandemic, I have watched that word evolve in my existence and surround me and keep me within that peace. Yes, “Peace be still.” I continue to speak and live that statement unlike those that I see encroaching on the peace of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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