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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

​Gullah, a largely oral, African-American creole first taught at Harvard in the fall, is now being offered for a second semester.
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New Orleans police continue to seek information on the incident which led to d'Baha being shot early Feb. 6.

Crimestoppers is offering "up to $5,000" for information leading to arrest or indictment
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Food insecurity continues to be an issue. A program that feeds seniors around Charleston saw enrollment double in the last year. Read more: http://bit.ly/2FgdWju

The Terrace is offering the special rate only on Sunday at 4 p.m.
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Dr. Catherine McCottry was an outspoken advocate of women and their health as well as a champion of the desegregation of Charleston's hospitals.

DeAnna Ellington Cheek had never been to see an African-American doctor. She was 12, and society didn't even allow her yet to share a waiting room with white people. So
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New York Times movie critics recently named it one of 28 must-see films directed by African Americans.

A restored 30-minute documentary about the 1969 Charleston hospital workers strike called “I Am Somebody” will be made widely available on home video, DVD and Amazon Video on Feb. 20.
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“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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Anne C. Bailey writes about race, slavery, refugees, African American, Caribbean and African Studies, human rights, history and memory.
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50 years after the Orangeburg Massacre – the most violent civil rights episode in S.C. history – those who survived it are fighting to make sure it's not forgotten.

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The soul food institution today was named an America’s Classic by the James Beard Foundation, a prestigious award reserved for “beloved regional restaurants, distinguished by their timeless appeal.”
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Ok, y'all... I need to do me (and yourselves) a solid real quick. It won't take but a second to do, but the effect will be everlasting.

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.

She came through for me... I want to come through for her, and I need you to do that. It's simple: CLICK HER LINK(S) BELOW & PLAY HER CONTENT... it matters! This doesn't only apply to her content about me, all of it. Still, we can start here: this Soundcloud post currently has only 46 plays & 2 ; head over there and f*ck up her that stat line.🌞

Of course, I'd like you to like, subscribe, share, and even donate, but it nothing else, at the very least, help me help her prove that there IS a market for up & coming Black women's voices in media. Let's get it!

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Charleston rapper, creative Benny Starr asks "Do you really want a Charleston for black people?" #CharlestonTBE

Recorded January 9, 2018 at Pecha Kucha Night Charleston. Photo © Charleston City Paper/Jonathan Boncek.
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The Charleston County School District soon will tune teachers' ears to pick up the distinctive patterns of Gullah and Geechee language, part of a larger effort to better educate students
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Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has been sentenced to 19 to 24 years in prison for the deadly shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott. U.S. District Judge David Norton ruled today that the former officer committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. The judge's...
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"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.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The vice president of Clemson University's student government says an impeachment vote against him reflects racism on campus.
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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."

Police chief to meet with Justice Department officials next week
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