Tag Archives: Black history

Juneteenth Week Celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

In solidarity with our family in Texas including those of the island of Galveston and those called “Black Seminole” and “Afro-Seminole” who are part of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora, we celebrate Juneteenth annually. We continue to remain dedicated to this celebration of freedom in spite of the fact that many of our annual in-person events where we sound the drum will not take place for 2020. We pray that you will join us the entire week to celebrate virtually.

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Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month @GullahGeechee via Charleston CariFest Virtually

Tune in to the Carifest Virtual Summit: Caribbean Carolina Connection 350 Years on Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:00 PM including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Elder Carlie Towne, Director of the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network (www.GullahGeecheeAngelNetwork.com) as they share the Carolina-Caribbean Connection with special emphasis on Barbados.

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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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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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Gullah/Geechee GOD’s Elect

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was invited to Haven-Sheffield United Methodist Church in Brunswick, GA to celebrate the history and legacy of being Gullah/Geechee. She delivered the message “Gullah/Geechee: GOD’s Elect.”

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Celebrating #GullahGeechee #BlackHistory on the Georgia Golden Isles

Jayn we fa celebrate #GullahGeechee #BlackHistory on the Georgia Golden Isles!

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De Glory of Gullah/Geechee

The 1st South Carolina Volunteers proved that they stood as proud Gullah/Geechee men and did not flinch. Yet, with all their bravery, there has been no acknowledgement of them in the education system of South Carolina throughout the years. The Gullah/Geechee Nation Hall of Fame long since acknowledged these Black men and women such as Suzie King Taylor who were primarily from our coast and who fought for us and for our day of emancipation to come.

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@GullahGeechee Dayclean Soul Dr. Amir Jamal Toure Honored by the Community

Many that visit Savannah, GA are blessed by the opportunity to spend an exciting and unpredictable historic journey through the city with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure on the DayClean Journey (www.DayCleanSoul.com). Dr. Toure is a wealth of information regarding Pan Africanism and Gullah/Geechee culture and this wealth is shared freely on his tours and via his Dayclean de African Spirit presentations.

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Queen’s Chronicle: I AM IAAM-Groundbreaking of the International Museum of African American History

A tear flowed down my eyes on the historic peninsula called “Charleston” or “Chucktown” that was once called “Charles Town.”

These tears were emitting from my soul for my ancestors as I explained to the mayor of this international city how things must go down.

No one in the room spoke, they all simply looked on and listened to what the ancestors had to say through me

As I told them how my feet burned every time I walked the streets of this city.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Hutchinson House Reveals the Gullah/Geechee Freedman’s Story of a Sea Island Black King

The legacy of self-determination and self-sufficiency in the Gullah/Geechee Nation that both the Garvin-Garvey Freedmen’s Cottage and the Hutchinson House represents is powerful! Hutchinson House inspires many dialogues concerning heirs property, Black visionary leadership, family and community unity and sustainability, pillars of Gullah/Geechee cultural identity, and more. Tune in to Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) and see the power of the journey to the space with me.

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