Tag Archives: Black history

Zooming in on Unions and the Legacy of Black Labor

Tune in for the 13th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in a dialogue with Kwame Sha and Elder Carlie Towne of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank in honor of unions and the Black labor legacy.

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Gullah/Geechee Soul of the South

In this histo-musical presentation, Queen Quet educates the world about a number of musical artists and songs that people have heard around the world and how these emerged from Gullah/Geechee soil and souls. Put on hunnuh dancin shoe and tune een fa yeddi disya fa tru!

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Celebrating Barbados & De Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many 2020 celebrations were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst these were numerous return home to Africa celebrations and the 350th of Charleston, SC. These were scheduled to overlap with the 300th celebration in Barbados and the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

As we have often had to do, the children of Mother Africa adapted quickly to the new circumstances that we were faced with. So, we took our celebrations to the global audiences that could not come to visit us. As a result, thousands of additional people have been able to partake of insights about the African Diaspora that they may not have been able to do so if traveling was required. Two such online engagements that linked people directly to celebrations that are held annually in the Gullah/Geechee Nation were the Carifest Virtual Summit and the Take a Stand fa Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020 Telethon.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee featured in “We the Women”

Tune in to the We the Women conversation between Post and Courier reporter Emily Williams and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Honoring the 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote in the United States.

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Zooming in on Documenting Black History

Tune in to Episode 9 of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  as  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation speaks with filmmaker Christopher Everett about “Documenting Black History.”  Everett created  the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire” and is now working on Part II about the 1898 Wilmington Massacre.

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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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