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From Chi-Raq to Chucktown: When Bullets Fly and Family Goes Down

When the bullets flew and the words of negativity and denigration did too, they all hit my heart and soul equally. A murdered soul caused by constantly hearing and speaking negativity is a much slower death to detect than a body shot down, especially if those closest by are high on whatever their drug of choice may be-sex, alcohol, sugary foods and drinks, weed, religious ecstasy, pills, heroin, powdered coke, crack, etc.-are the ones that would have to be left to determine the time of death. The scenes on screens make it look like the time of death for entire communities was called before the babies there were even born. So, as the lights went down, a tear fell too because if folks have no consciousness in their midst and their destruction is funded by the layers of governmental entities that they are taxed by, how can they live on beyond that planned date of their expiration?

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes for the Chicago URBAANE Conference

Urban Resolutions Bridging African Americans to Natural Environments Presented by: Fuller Park Community Development At Chicago State University September 14, 2012 9501 S. King Drive 8:00am—5:00pm 2012 theme: “SUFFERING IN SILENCE: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & FOOD SECURITY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE” Keynote by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation The mission of the Fuller Park Community Development …

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