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De Conch January/February 2017 Edition

De Conch is the international ezine of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Make sure to read online, download, and share the January/February 2017 Edition which details the coming events in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for the year. It highlights the activities that will be part of #GullahGeechee2020.

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#GullahGeechee Stand at Hands Across the Sand

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, Oceana, Don’t Drill Lowcountry, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (SACE), hosted a Hands Across the Sand event on Folly Beach, at which members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition joined over a hundred others to join hands as a visual display of “drawing a line in the sand” to show support for the federal government’s recent decision to cancel plans for Atlantic offshore drilling, and also to increase awareness about the threat of seismic airgun blasting off the East Coast.

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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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St. Helena’s Song from Candice Glover to Capitol Hill

Tune in to the “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” broadcast dedicated to “American Idol” winner, Candice Glover.  Candice is a native of historic St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  This location gave birth to not only singers, but a genre of music that has traveled worldwide.   Take this journey through ourstory in song by tuning …

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation featured on WCIV-TV

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is being featured on WCIV-TV of Charleston.  Anchor woman, Tessa Spencer joined Queen Quet on St. Helena Island, SC to discuss the work that Queen Quet has done to bring her culture to the international world and to insure that the Gullah/Geechee culture will exist in the …

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