Stories

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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How-To Add to TINYisPOWERFUL.com

By conNECKted TOO / July 1, 2020

Send “Specials” information about your events, activities, offerings, announcements, accomplishments or updates to this online community-info board. You can also submit a piece for the “Reservoir” like responses to current events, stories, brainstormings or experiences, public letters… These features are available to everyone! Watch the video for a step-by-step tutorial or click here for a […]

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When The Torch is Passed: The Bowens’ Legacy and Future

By conNECKted TOO / June 24, 2020

by AYSHA BOWENS Burke High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian The legacy that I would like to leave behind is not only for my family but for those who travel the same path as mine. While my path was full of support from family members and friends, opportunities that allowed me to meet influential people […]

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You Know Where I Stand

By conNECKted TOO / June 4, 2020

Please do not mistake my absence from posting on social media as silence. I found myself feeling pushed pushed pushed to say SOMETHING when actually I was at a complete loss for words in response to the senseless acts of violence, MURDERS and overt racism smeared across the face of America seeping through viral videos […]

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