Tag Archives: SC

Help Protect de @GullahGeechee Land een Beaufort County, SC

The endless richness of Beaufort County is found on the land and in the waterways surrounding it and that run through it. To insure that this culturally rich and aesthetically beautiful environment is sustained for future generations to enjoy and have a high quality of life in, the destructionment designs need to be curtailed. The land, water quality, and Gullah/Geechee culture need to all be protected in this outstanding area.

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Save Daufuskie Island, SC @GullahGeechee!

In my lifetime, I have celebrated with my Gullah/Geechee Famlee of Daufuskie Island, SC in Beaufort County, SC. I have also cried for and with them as their population dwindled from hundreds to a dozen folks living on the island permanently. Even from the other islands and the mainland, we continued to fight fa we fuss key.

Daufuskie already has historic ruins, do not allow a destructioneer to ruin Daufuskie! Tenki Tenki fa standin wid we @GullahGeechee!

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Help de @GullahGeechee Protect Bay Point!

Bay Point will be on the ZBOA agenda. “Zoning Board of Appeals Notice is hereby given that the Beaufort County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM in the Burton Wells Complex, Middleton Recreation Drive.”

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Help Save the @GullahGeechee Communities of Phillips and 7 Mile

Once again, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is partnering with the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and also with Charleston Moves to protect the Gullah/Geechees of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Unfortunately, the roadway plans depicted in the documentary are now slated to take place. If they are to go forward, Highway 41 would run straight through Phillips and there wouldn’t be any sound barriers to stop the further disruption of the quality of life for the native Gullah/Geechees on family compounds in Phillips and Seven Mile. This would further lower the quality of life for the folks that are able to continue to stay on the property that would remain after the highway is directed through it. The others will have to figure out where they will live since they will be displaced.

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Celebrating Barbados & De Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many 2020 celebrations were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst these were numerous return home to Africa celebrations and the 350th of Charleston, SC. These were scheduled to overlap with the 300th celebration in Barbados and the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

As we have often had to do, the children of Mother Africa adapted quickly to the new circumstances that we were faced with. So, we took our celebrations to the global audiences that could not come to visit us. As a result, thousands of additional people have been able to partake of insights about the African Diaspora that they may not have been able to do so if traveling was required. Two such online engagements that linked people directly to celebrations that are held annually in the Gullah/Geechee Nation were the Carifest Virtual Summit and the Take a Stand fa Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020 Telethon.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee featured in “We the Women”

Tune in to the We the Women conversation between Post and Courier reporter Emily Williams and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Honoring the 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote in the United States.

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Public Concern Focuses on Bay Point @GullahGeechee

The podcast, Public Concern featured a talk about the latest on United States voting with Lynn Teague of League of Women Voters and then turned the focus to a dialogue with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), and Juliana Smith, with South Carolina Coastal Conservation League which is a member of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank. Tune in here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/986605/4854692

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A Letter to Kanye West from @GullahGeechee Queen Quet

Kanye West had no business to come to the Holy City in the Gullah/Geechee Nation to act unholy! E ain finish yeddi frum we @GullahGeechee!

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Yeddi bout Being Naturally Geechee

Tune in to Episode 8 of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  as  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation speaks with Olubusola Abeena Adebonajo about “Being Naturally Geechee.”  Abeena is the proprietor of “Naturally Geechee.”  Tune in to hear about the entrepreneurial journey.

http://www.NaturallyGeechee.com

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Ending the Plantation, Mascotification, and Exploitation in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Over the past two decades since the Gullah/Geechee people came together to stand on their human right to self-determination, leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have stood up against the on-slaught of mechanisms designed to displace them from the Sea Islands and to degrade their culture. Being vocal about the displacement caused by and the use of the word “plantation” on gated areas has caused many of the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to be shunned and to even be targeted with threats. Yet, they have continued to speak out clearly against the denigrating effect of seeing the word “plantation” on gated areas, especially on Hilton Head Island, SC. Also, by the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the mascotification and economic exploitation by Revelry Brewing Company and Gullah Gourmet in Charleston, SC has to come to an end!

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