Tag Archives: Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa and De Gullah/Geechee

Tune in to learn more about Kwanzaa via Gullah/Geechee TV as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation takes us on a historical journey of the celebration at UNC!

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Celebrate Pre-Kwanzaa in NC with the Gullah/Geechee Famlee!

Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington at 6 pm for a pre-Kwanzaa celebration!

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Kwanzaa and Gullah/Geechee Culture

Annually, Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio host an on-air celebration of Kwanzaa.  Past episodes have been shared by thousands of people around the world and can be found at https://gullahgeecheenation.com/tag/kwanzaa/ along with details of each of the principles that make up the Nguzo Saba. Some Gullah/Geechees celebrate the harvest celebration of Africa which is “kwanza” as well as the …

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Imani-Faith & Freedom in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The final day of Kwanzaa is “imani” which means “faith.”  In the Gullah/Geechee Nation this is not just a principle to end or begin a year with, but it is something to walk by daily. The day of Kwanzaa on which imani is celebrated happens to also be the “Emancipation Day” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation …

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KUUMBA een de Gullah/Geechee Nation-Creativity and Community

During Kwanzaa 2013, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) focused on the sixth principle of Nguzo Saba by giving background on the various methods of creativity and their manifestations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.gullahgeecheenation.com).  Queen Quet addresses the fact that Gullah/Geechee creativity does not start nor end with sweetgrass basketry, quilting, painting, singing, …

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Nia! Purpose, Protocols and Responsibility of the Gullah/Geechee & African Diasporic Community

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was joined in a historic discussion with Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Alase Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe of Oyotunji African Village, Kemetic Priest Kwame Sha, and Chief Nii Arde Anun 1 who is Noa-Mantse of Kokrobite, Lungba, and Touba in Ghana, West Africa …

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Living Cooperative Economics-UJAMAA een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!

UJAMAA is the Nguzo Saba principle of Kwanzaa which means “cooperative economics.”  Collectively coming together to share in the production and transfer of wealth is critical to the sustainability of any community or nation.  Therefore, this is a topic of vital interest to the Gullah/Geechee Nation which has managed to sustain itself in spite of …

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UJIMA een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!

Although many Gullah/Geechees celebrate “ujima”=”collective work and responsibility” annually during Kwanzaa with millions of others in the world, the embodiment of this principle is the foundation of the family compounds that make up the communities of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.gullahgeecheenation.com).  The numerous African ethnic groups that make up Gullah/Geechee DNA and that were contributors to …

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KUJICHAGULIA-Self-Determination in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

In 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine, who is the founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net), took the human rights violations that had taken place against Gullah/Geechee people of the coastal region of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Northeastern Florida of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Genevé, Switzerland.  With guidance …

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UMOJA-Unity in the Gullah/Geechee Community

Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) for Kwanzaa 2013 as UMOJA is not only defined but celebrated and reflected upon on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio. Throughout the year, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net), the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network (www.gullahgeecheeangelnetwork.com), and the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida have worked together in unity …

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