m’Cheaux described the language as “intricate” and “nuanced,” making master difficult to achieve for non-native speakers. Despite Gullah’s oral origins, m’Cheaux said he believes teaching a written component of the language is critical.
“My general philosophy for helping non-Gullah speakers understand the language is to emphasize the importance of using phonetics and literacy in tandem… sound is integral to the learning of Gullah, but translating and communicating it in written form is imperative for us to preserve the language,” he wrote. #TheHarvardCrimson #CharlestonTBE #weoutchea
New Orleans police continue to seek information on the incident which led to d'Baha being shot early Feb. 6.
Dr. Catherine McCottry was an outspoken advocate of women and their health as well as a champion of the desegregation of Charleston's hospitals.
New York Times movie critics recently named it one of 28 must-see films directed by African Americans.
“Many a camper in America and around the world know the camp favorite, “kumbayah.” It is known as a song of peace, a song of community. Few may know, however, ...that the song was first recorded by descendants of slaves in the Gullah Geechee community of Darien in Southeastern Georgia. Over the last ten years, I have had the pleasure of interviewing and listening to members of this community for my book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History.
The Gullah Geechees have now been credited with the song’s origin and a resolution recognizing Georgia’s first state historical song has been enacted. Gullah Geechee native and Mayor Protem of Darien Georgia, Rev. Griffin Lotson, did the research and with representatives of the Folklife Center in the Library of Congress found the first original wax cylinder recording. Listen to it here <https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200197143/>.”
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Though my fan/friend base is deep and diverse, Black women are unrivaled as my most vocal, active supporters. It's not only important, it's a top priority for me to reciprocate that in tangible ways. Which brings me to the "solid" for which I'm asking of you:
Help me blow up Tamika Shantel Gadsden's new platform, her podcast Mic'dUP! This sis...ta shared (and continues to share) her time, craft, and mic with me to help offer a well-rounded presentation of me at a time when I was vexed by the lack of such in the news & narrative about me teaching at Harvard.
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Charleston rapper, creative Benny Starr asks "Do you really want a Charleston for black people?" #CharlestonTBE
"I would like (for you) to sentence the defendant to the strongest sentence the law will allow because he murdered my one and only father."
Jeran Stewart was among about a dozen students who sat during the Pledge of Allegiance last month. He says the allegations came right after he sat for the pledge.
The evening's only public comment came from a man who seemingly confused city and county council and alleged a conspiracy between local police and the "Mexican mafia."