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Tune in to the annual Labor Day edition of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio to learn of the history of the labor movement as it relates to Gullah/Geechees and other people of African descent.  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) challenges what has taken place in “right-to-work” states and how the wages and opportunities therein have remained so low that this continues to contribute to the movement against wage slavery and the battle for many native Gullah/Geechees to be able to afford to hold on to their land. 

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2017

In 2013, the Governors of the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia declared “Gullah/Geechee Awareness Month” and “Gullah/Geechee Heritage Month,” respectively.  Since that time, the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have continued the celebration of “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month.”

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Honoring de Ooman Souljah een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa Decoration Day

In honor of Memorial Day which is “Decoration Day” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation honors the legacy of Suzie King Taylor and Harriet Tubman who served at Camp Saxton in Port Royal on the island of Port Royal in South Carolina during the United States Civil War.

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Fighting for Gullah/Geechee Land!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has spent twenty years engaged in the battles to protect Gullah/Geechee land ownership and human rights. They have successfully gotten new zoning laws passed that protect Gullah/Geechee culture and assist Gullah/Geechee families with retaining their land ownership. They have successfully worked on laws to benefit heirs property owners. They have won legal cases that returned sacred grounds back over to Gullah/Geechee families and also prevented Gullah/Geechee towns from being destroyed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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The Middle Passage, Gullah/Geechee, and SAV

Enslavement advertisements in Savannah marketed the “Black gold/Black cargo” to insure people were aware of the “superior attributes of African slaves from Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Angola, and New Calabar.” The “slave trade” on River Street in Savannah began as “intercolonial domestic trade” with enslaved Africans being brought from South Carolina to be sold into bondage or to be rented out to clear the land that would become Carolina gold rice and Sea Island cotton fields as well as to be built up to become the city of Savannah.

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The Journey of A. Philip Randolph from the Gullah/Geechee Nation to Pullman Cars

A. Philip Randolph who was raised in the Jacksonville, Florida area of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and came to be nationally known for his work on behalf of labor unions, especially his work with the “Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.” Queen Quet ties his journey to the labor of the Gullah/Geechee ancestors over the generations on “The Labor Day Story and the Gullah/Geechee Legacy.”

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Cum Jayn We fa #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) (www.AMPTurnItUp.com) are Co-Founders of the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™.” They took the time to get to the airwaves of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to discuss the coming festival and “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” and how the theme “A Celebration of Self-Determination” will be brought to life.

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#BlackMusicMonth Bluffton’s Own Latrese Bush Lady of Love Songs

Latrese Bush

Gullah/Geechee Nation native, Latrese Bush of Bluffton, SC is truly the lady of love songs! Latrese is currently touring and wanted to give her fans a song for the summer which she released in the midst of Black Music Month. “Love I Can Sing About” is an outstanding addition to the line up of songs of love and upliftment that she released on her EP, “The Best.” Tuning in to her music truly keeps love in you heart and dancing in your feet.

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#BlackMusicMonth St. Helena’s Own Gullah/Geechee Artist GwenYvette

#BlackMusicMonth Soul Songstress GwenYvette, who will be the featured artist at this year’s “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” came to the airwaves of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio to discuss her first single, “So in Love.”

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Learning and Celebrating the Sea @GullahGeechee

My spirit gets dehydrated at times no matter where I am and the ocean or at least a body of water seems to call me to it. When I get to the water, the dehydration is quenched. This week is a critical time for carefully going to the water since June 8th is World Oceans Day, this is Rip Current Awareness Week, and this is US Fishing Week.

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