Tag Archives: South Carolina

World Literacy Day and Climate Literacy

International (World) Literacy Day has taken place annually on September 8th since 1966.  Interestingly enough, I found myself reading the Paris Climate Agreement as the clock struck twelve to usher the day in.  I wanted to insure that as I spoke for the “Rise for Jobs, Climate, and Justice Rally” that I covered the major points of what many countries of the world agreed to in order to emphasize what those of us that support the agreement believe. As I read, I had to take note of the fact that the rally to be held on International Literacy Day would encompass the theme of the day which is “literacy and skills development.”  Both are crucial in our stand for jobs, climate, and justice.

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Culture on the Vine: Gullah/Geechee Muscadine

In the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the continuation of cultural traditions on the land is still a major issue.  The traditionalists have long since realized that without our land, we do not have a culture much less a home.   So, we continue to fight to maintain land ownership, combat environmental dangers, and to continue the economic empowerment of family members upon the land.

In Nesmith, which is on the western boundary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in South Carolina, there are miles of acres of land lined out in cotton and soybeans.  Suddenly down a long dirt road, you find a vineyard in the midst of it all. 

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Support Yenna Chiren House

During Black Philanthropy Month 2018, the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network launched its fundraiser for a cultural learning center called “Yenna Chiren House” which will be located in Charleston County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  In order to help them reach their goal for the restoration of the building which will house this institution, please contribute at

http://www.GullahGeecheeAngelNetwork.com. 

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Oyotunji Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

Alase Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018” in the Kingdom of Oyotunji. He presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with the proclamation during a private ceremony in the village. Asé.

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Gullah/Geechee Angel Network Yenna Chiren House Fundraiser

In order to reach out to the community and to reach the $5K fundraising goal, the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network has called on Star 99.7 Radio personality, Savannah to host an afternoon of poetry, music, and cuisine at the Gullah/Geechee owned “Hannibal’s Kitchen.”  Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 6-9 pm.

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South Carolina Celebrates #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

The South Carolina coast has been celebrating “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” since it began in the City of Charleston in 2012.  As usual, every county that makes up the South Carolina Lowcountry excluding Horry County has participated in proclaiming the celebration.   

The celebration was launched in Florida this year for the first time at the Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at American Beach.  It will culminate in Charleston with the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ once again.  This year the celebration is themed “Disya da Gullah/Geechee!”

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WCBD TV Celebrates with the #GullahGeechee

WCBD-TV featured Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions – AMP (www.AMPTurnItUp.com) on their “News at 2” program. They discussed the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ which they founded. The event will be held in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation again this year.

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Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands Tour Gwine on wid de Chillun

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has been on her annual world tour since the beginning of the year.  Given that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) which she founded is now 20 years old, she returned to the theme that launched her into taking the Gullah/Geechee story internationally and themed the tour, “Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands.”   Queen Quet has been to all fifty states of the United States and is now seeking to speak to people in every county in South Carolina.  She has already spoken in more than half of them over her nearly 40 year career leading the charge to authentically present the Gullah/Geechee language, history, and cultural traditions.

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Resolutions, Restitution, and Reparations: 2018 State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated her 18th anniversary as the elected head pun de bodee of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with her annual State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation address on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio

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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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