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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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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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Jeff Floyd Speaks of the Origins of Southern Soul Blues Music on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) interviewed Gullah/Geechee southern soul artist, Jeff Floyd on “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” as part of the online celebration of “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month.”

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Lift Every Gullah/Geechee Voice and Sing! Ourstory and the Black National Anthem

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) As many stand proudly and sing the “Black National Anthem” (formerly “The Negro National Anthem”) from hymn books and printed papers at events across America, there are few that can tell you the name of who penned this song.   There are less than that who …

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation & Environmental Justice

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Approximately 15 years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity of being invited to Atlanta, GA to present on Gullah/Geechee culture and the Sea Islands for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   I had no idea that this multi-million dollar building in the heart of downtown …

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