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Ep60: #BHMThrowback Gullah/Geechee Aint Dead w/ Dr Jessica Berry

This episode is POWERFUL and deserves a throwback!

In high school, they told her she didn't belong in Honors English because she didn't speak proper English. Today, Jessica Berry holds her Doctorate Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Louisiana State University and spreads awareness about Gullah Geechee language and the importance of recognizing it as such! Gullah/Geechee been 'ya-- and it isnt going anywhere!

If you've never experienced life as a SC lowcountry native, then this is the episode for you! Jessica shares the rich memories of her childhood from singing at church anniversaries to picking blueberries for her Grandmothers famous dumplings. We also learn about her journey from studying music to speech pathology and how she has had to combat the idea that "Gullah/Geechee language is dead" throughout her academic studies. We even discuss the announcement of the new Harvard course and how "codeswitching" has affected the confidence of Geechee speakers and how speaking Geechee does not make you less intelligent! An episode full of laughs, love and 100% Geechee!

Learn about Jessica's advocacy for the culture by connecting with her at www.drjessicaberry.com.

IG: @drjessicaberry
Twitter: @drjessicaberry

Intro Music: "Geechie Low country" by American Foreign (Produced by ApolloTone)

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Ep58: To Be Young, Gifted and Black in Charleston w/ Benny Starr

Ep58: To Be Young, Gifted and Black in Charleston w/ Benny Starr

Hip hop is alive and well in Charleston, South Carolina thanks to the incredible artist known as Benny Starr!

The Charleston born, Pineville raised artist has been sharing his music with the world since 2010. Today at age 30, the artist now feels that he is able to be his most authentic self in his work! In this episode, he shares the gifts from his upbringing, what forces came together for him to take music seriously, and what self care looks like for a black male.

Ep45: The Charleston Report w/ KJ Kearney of CharlestonSticksTogether #BlackHistoryMonth

Ep45: The Charleston Report w/ KJ Kearney of CharlestonSticksTogether #BlackHistoryMonth

Has Charleston really changed or has it remained the same? Consider this your #BlackHistoryMonth lesson on gentrification, the transition of power across generations, Post Traumatic Slave Disorder and how Charleston is healing post the Emanuel AME church shooting.

Ep20: The Writer's Juice w/ Keonta Ramsey of Eloquence Unlimited LLC  #BlackGirlJuiceBox

When life throws us lemons, we have to make the best lemonade! After being laid off from her medical job, Keonta Ramsey knew it was time to do life differently. She turned a childhood passion for writing into a business that has helped several clients make A's in courses and even receive their dream jobs! Listen in to find out more about this gift and the story that led up to the creation of Eloquence Unlimited, LLC! They specialize in all of your writing needs from resumes to email correspondence. She will empower you to be confident in writing because we all have something to say while also dropping why black girl magic took some time to grow on her! 

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