COVID-19

Women’s History Month, Pt. 2: Queendom Living With Angel George and Myiesha Gore

Today, we talk through the new stimulus package that’s been passed and what it means for us. If you’ve noticed the new photos posted with our latest episodes, we’re welcoming two guests to this episode who did our makeup for the shoot: Angel George of Peachy Customz and Myiesha Gore of Epitome Makeup. We ask…

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New Year’s Resolutions

Today, the She Rocks team is talking about our resolutions and goals for the New Year. We bring you the latest news on COVID-19 and talk about what we did with our families over the holidays. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Brealyn Freeman, Kamahra Nixon-McKoy, and Arabia Earth. Original…

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Is It Enough?: Reflecting On 2020’s Attempts At Cultural Remediation And The Gullah/Geechee Nation

Though unaffiliated with Gullah/Geechee culture, a number of restaurants and food brands in Charleston, South Carolina used their name for decades. This year, several of these businesses finally underwent rebranding. In 2020, we’ve heard story after story on mainstream media outlets about businesses, music groups, and other institutions and entities renaming themselves in attempt to…

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Staying Covid Safe Through The Holidays

In this episode, we bring you the latest updates on how Covid-19 is impacting our lives, and we talk about what we’ve been up to so far this holiday season. Amari and Brealyn give us the new trends in fashion and entertainment, and we talk about how we plan to stay Covid safe through the…

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Election Season Reflections From A 16-Year-Old Activist

My name is Shecoria Smith, and I’m from Wilmington, North Carolina. I’ve been interested in politics and social justice for as long as I can remember. I’m a sophomore in high school, so I can’t vote yet – I have to find other ways to participate. Watching this election season unfold, I was nervous. And…

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Responding to the 2020 Election & Continuing School Through COVID

She Rocks team members Amari Poindexter, Brealyn Freeman, Iryanna (Giggles) Nixon, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth get together to reflect on the outcomes of this election season and talk about what school’s been like through the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Iryanna (Giggles) Nixon, Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah…

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On Ocracoke, A Back Porch Op Ed

Daphne Bennick has been living on Ocracoke island for the past 35 years. And she’s run Back Porch restaurant there for the past 21. Bennick she speaks to what she’s looking for in this election as her island goes through a “double wammy” – Hurricane Dorian recovery, then COVID-19. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)

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COVID-19 and Environmental Justice

Low-income communities of color are disproportionately impacted by environmental issues in NC, and face higher rates of disease because of it. When COVID-19 hit, Sherri White-Williamson, the Environmental Justice Policy Director at NC Conservation Network, says it became clear that these were the communities that were going to be unduly vulnerable to the virus. In…

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Where I Come From: Part 4

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. COVID-19 has brought new realities to our workshop, school and family.  We aren’t going to let it stop our exploration, but we wanted to take a minute to acknowledge what…

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Schools as Hurricane Shelters during Covid-19

Amanda White, high school Chemistry teacher and president of New Hanover Association of Educators, lets us in on educator efforts to ensure a safe start to the school year. She also discusses the worries teachers have with schools being used as shelters from Hurricane Isaias, with sick or symptomatic people not being turned away, when…

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