Black People : Gullah/Geechee Culture Threatened as Residents Fight for Their Land

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    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    By Ericka Blount Danois on Jul 2nd 2010 1:17PM

    An illuminating article in the New York Times outlines the injustice endured by
    the Neck Land Trust, a group of black landowners who lived in a thriving
    community, hunting and farming, before the federal government seized their land
    to build an airstrip in 1942. The residents are Gullah/Geechee,
    descendants of West African slaves who became some of the nation's
    earliest black landowners. Their distinctive culture, preserved for years by
    isolation on the coastal barrier islands, has been threatened by development
    to such a degree that in 2006, Congress designated a Gullah/Geechee
    Cultural Heritage Corridor, stretching from North Carolina to Jacksonville, Fla.

    Their story is about modernity versus tradition, black versus white and right
    versus wrong.

    http://www.bvblackspin.com/2010/07/02/gullah-culture-threatened-as-residents-fight-for-their-land/
     
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    They are good at what they do, since they,
    according to the Honoarble Elijah Muhammed,
    have been doing it for 400 years.

    Now the economy is bad they are not going to just sit around and let folks talk that indegenous back home talk,
    in the Gullah
    in the Maroon hills of Jamaica
    in the bush and jungles of Belize and Surinam

    They are organized and serious and dealing with their technology of opression scientifically methodoclly and on a global scale, taking and swindling land,
    wherever folks that look like us , live

    Now the point is that after the warnings of a man from Jamaica 80 years ago,

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    and the warnings from a man right here in the USA 50 years ago

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    about the moral and strategic imperative for Global Black Unity and Unison of Economic Survival
    we should not be surprised about this,

    but the question remains, "they" are serious and organized about this, so when do we get serious and organized about it, cause those 2 great elders did it with ZERO technology, no cell phones satelites, internet, television, or any real radio,
    just newspapers and word of mouth and a heart filled with empathic altruism for all people of African descent.
     
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