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I Been een de Storm So Long

Florence kept spinning faster and widening to show a commanding presence.  Yet, for her, that wasn’t enough.   The next things we knew, she was bringing other storms along with her too!  I posted on Facebook” We hafa end this stormy family reunion fa tru!”  Then folks that had never been in the storm wondered “What will ya’ll do?”  In response, my soul sang as my ancestors did:

“I been een de storm so long!

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“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” Focuses on the Gullah/Geechee

“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” is a pilot episode of a series which highlights stories in local communities around issues of sustainability. These features are produced using film, photography and editorials to examine the challenges around meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the U.S. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect the planet and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaged with other nations of the world in insuring that the SDGs are accomplished.

Two Lane Films decided to interview Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and several of the citizens of Savannah, GA and other areas of coastal Georgia regarding their views on a number of topics related to their land and culture. 

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Gullah/Geechee, Hoppin’ John, and Greens and What This Means

Hunnuh chillun ain pose ta gwine een ta de Nyew Year widout de Hoppin John and de greens!

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Living Through Matthew in the #GullahGeechee Nation

As the coverage of #HurricaneMatthew continued and we prayed unceasingly for the islands of our kins people-Haiti, the Bahamas, and Cuba, we also prayed for all in this pathway of what was going to take every thing from the pages and the Powerpoint presentations of scientific reports and predictions about sea level rise and storm surge and place it on the center stage of real life after having rehearsed as theories. I wondered if the people that I worked with in so many meetings to discuss resilience and adaptation would now be paying attention to the cultural heritage aspects of all of this. I also wondered if equity entered their minds. SMH I continued praying while staying.

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Gullah/Geechee Living History Series Focuses on Sea Island Land Ownership

Gullah/Geechee Living History Series Focuses on Sea Island Land Ownership

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) will host three events at the St. Helena Branch Library as part of the “Gullah/Geechee Living History Series.”

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Queen Quet Invites You to Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2014

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) invites everyone to participate in Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week which culminates in the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™!”  Tune in to Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio as she and Kwame Sha discuss the festival and the vision for founding it: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2014/07/29/sc-coast-celebrates-gullahgeechee-nation-appreciation Yeddi bout de events fa de …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2014 along the South Carolina Coast!

Cum fa jayn we fa “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2014!”  Download the poster for the activities here->GGN Appreciation Week 2014 Poster   Follow @GullahGeechee on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates on Gullah/Geechee sites and businesses to support.  #GullahGeechee fa crak hunnuh teet bour who webe! Disya da wha gwine on:   Monday Beaufort County …

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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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De Gullah/Geechee Storee pun Jehosee

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Disya islandt menee ain gwine see. Bout e nyam manee ain gwine yeddi. E one de place a Carolina Gold een Sous Cackalackee. Disya whey we bin tek disya Gullah/Geechee journee… Jehosee island is a historic Carolina Gold rice plantation where between 700 and 1000 Gullah/Geechees …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Week Declared in Beaufort County, SC!

July 27-August 4, 2013 has been declared “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” in Beaufort County, SC.  The Town of Bluffton presented a proclamation to Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (http://www.QueenQuet.com) at their town hall meeting on Tuesday.  She has been invited to the Beaufort County Council meeting on July 22, 2013 to receive one …

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