#Wailing Women Call to Prayer for Black Women & Girls 

In light of recent events where the lives of Black Women and Girls have been violated not only physically, but spiritually, educationally, mentally and financially join Shivonne McKay and I for a #WailingWomen Emergency Prayer call this Sunday 11/1 at 8:00pm EST. This call is for Black women to come together to pray and wail though this does not take the place of organizing, advocacy and political action this just provides a spiritual foundation for that important work and a healing space so we can continue the important struggle for justice. For non Black women who want to be allies please pray for justice for Black women facing police brutality, violence, colorism and all forms of injustice. Edit

  

An Interview with Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee

I am very excited to say that in the August edition of Sojourners Magazine the interview I had with Queen Quet was published! The Gullah/Geechee Nation is a spiritually powerful group and Queen Quet is a beautiful advocate with her people.

“A lot of people don’t know that we exist,” says Queen Quet, referring to her people, the Gullah/Geehee Nation, an indigenous group that spans the coastline from North Carolina to Jacksonville, Fla.

In 2006, Congress passed the Gullah/Geechee Heritage Act to help preserve the living culture of this “nation within a nation.” The Gullah/Geechee, however, continue to fight for their heritage as they battle against environmental racism and climate change. Read more in “‘We Are Not an Island’” (Sojourners, August 2014).

Watch this video as Onleilove Alston, a Sojourners board member, sits down with Queen Quet to discuss the environmental rights of the Gullah/Geechee people.

I am grateful to A Black Tribe and Kendria Smith for shooting and editing the video.