Stories

A Podcast on “Change the Story”

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 4, 2021

William “Bill” Cleveland (Center for the Study of Art and Community) was kind enough to interview me on his podcast “Change the Story”. Was great looking back to my teaching days when I traveled the South teaching poetry in urban and rural communities. For over 30 years I taught poetry as an act of liberation, […]

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In Memory of Jim Campbell

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / February 2, 2021

IN MEMORY OF JIM CAMPBELL Early this January 30th, early morning – La’Shea texts: “James Campbell has passed on to be an ancestor. RIP” – Pam echoes: “… It like a whole library of knowledge is gone …” Right away, my mind races for a spontaneous eulogy. Here it is: Pam, the library you are […]

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“The Power of Art” with D.R.I.V.E.N. LLC

By conNECKted TOO / October 30, 2020

Launch of TOGETHERWESHALL.COM website, blog, online store and podcast by D.R.I.V.E.N. LLC Watch “The Power of Art” Podcast Episode 1 which included a few TINY BUSINESSES & ARTISTS discussing what “art” means and how the power of art can be used as a tool to service, inspire and ignite community     Meet the artist […]

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THE CHARLESTON RHIZOME COLLECTIVE and US Department of Arts & Culture

By conNECKted TOO / October 8, 2020

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ROSE FLORIST & ARIANNE KING COMER

By conNECKted TOO / September 30, 2020

This shirt was designed by Arianne KING COMER after conversations with Donald BENNETT of ROSE FLORIST Although he never saw one, Donald loves EAGLES. The pictures are from his shop on SPRING Street. I visited him recently. He asked: “What is a GRIOT? – Same word in French, …..” I then asked Arianne: “Griot means […]

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Taking the Grand Tour

By conNECKted TOO / September 30, 2020

by DARRYL LORENZO WELLINGTON Click here for the original formatting When I think of the Future is on the Table/conNECKtedTOO project, I tend to think of artisan crafts, hands-on work, and trades utilizing skills that have been passed down through generations. I think of old school folkways grounded in pre-internet materials. It was much to […]

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PODCAST – “I Like My Tea Sweet” – Episode 4 – Activism and Police Enforcement with Theron and Pam

By conNECKted TOO / July 10, 2020

Charleston Rhizome Collective · Episode 4 – Activism and Police Enforcement / 3 Minute Snip-it   Activism and Police Enforcement 3-minute snippet What advice would you give relatives, friends or even yourself about being part of a movement for social change? Welcome to this conversation about activism and the presence of law enforcement. Since you’re […]

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A quick SC history fact

By conNECKted TOO / July 4, 2020

as shared by SABRINA HYMAN On July 4, 1965 my uncle was arrested amongst what is known as the “Edisto 13” for “trespassing” which really meant being black and having the audacity to come on our pure white beach. This case was later part of the catalyst that lead Judge Perry and “other South Carolina […]

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Independent

By conNECKted TOO / July 4, 2020

Here’s an audio I recorded last night. Talking starts at minute 00:45. note: There is a point around minute 4:40 where I misspoke, slightly, saying “slavery was ratified” but meaning to say “the abolition of slavery was ratified.”  Self-governed. Autonomous. Free. Did you know Charleston is older than America? Yes, I’m reflecting on Charleston’s 350th […]

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A TALE OF CHARLESTON

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / July 2, 2020

(click here for original formatting) conNECKtedTOO—>TINYisPOWERFUL is launching an other Art and Culture, in/with community experiment in defense of TINY BUSINESS as a sustainable form of commerce. After ‘the Charleston Cut’, dedicated to barbering, we are launching TINY CULINARY, to support the cause of very small restaurants and/or food-related entreprises unable to comply with the […]

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