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Celebrating World Oceans and Environment Days @GullahGeechee: Reflecting Upon the Sea

I breathed in with the power of my ancestors who had no one protest the abuses that they suffered as they worked this land. I looked out over the water back toward the Motherland and I thought of how the ocean continues to link us back there and to others around the world. I paused and wondered how we’ll celebrate together “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean” in the midst of all the other things going on. I thought of how we can simply find a way to sustain Gullah/Geechee life in an environment that seeks to stop Black folks from breathing at all much less breathing in the healing air of a clean environment.

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Queen Quet Keynotes for Virtual Islands Conference

Register now for FREE for the Virtual Island Summit which will launch on October 6, 2019 with a keynote address from Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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Gullah/Geechee Queen’s Chronicles: When Family is Foreign to You

Middle Passage Month was tumultuous not only in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, but throughout the many island nations that are part of the African Diaspora due to the major hurricanes and tropical storms that brought winds and rains the likes of which this generation has never seen.  As I watched them on the screen, I felt like our ancestors had endured the same things as the billows rolled against the enslavement vessels tossed around at sea on their months long journeys. 

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Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews with Queen Quet Focuses on African Presence in Puerto Rico

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation takes viewers to the island of Puerto Rico in search of the history of the African presence during the 98th episode of “Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews with Queen Quet.”  Queen Quet takes viewers to San Juan and Old San Juan to seek the historical connections to Mother Africa …

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