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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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Shaping Identity Through Art

Art is a powerful tool for personal growth and shaping one’s identity. With the growing accessibility of digital art and graphic design, more and more artists have the opportunity to use art for change, and represent their identity through that art. Host Antoine Williams talks with Jacinda Aytch, a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Greenville,…

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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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Felony Voter Disenfranchisement

“We are all We The People. When you tell me that I can’t participate in an election, you telling me I’m not a part of We The People…that makes me feel like you are still oppressing me, and you still seeing me as three-fifths of a human.” Daquan Peters is the Second Chance Alliance Coordinator…

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Racial Equity & Election Priorities from Payal Shah

Payal Shah is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student from Marshallberg, NC – a predominantly white and conservative town of 400 in Down East, North Carolina.  As Shah heads to the voting booth for her first time this week, she thinks about Presidential rhetoric. And how it trickles down to affect how…

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They Call Her Sapphire

Brittani Smith (@PropheticPoetic, @JourneyBBones) is a poet from Wilmington, North Carolina. In this episode, Smith describes and performs her poem, “They Call Her Sapphire.” Smith speaks about the history of the angry Black woman stereotype and how she’s addressing it with her art. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists…

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Talking With the Filmmaker of Wilmington on Fire II

Wilmington on Fire, a 2015 feature-length documentary that tells the story of The Wilmington Massacre of 1898, is about to have a sequel: Wilmington on Fire II. The sequel will show Wilmington, North Carolina’s modern day community members and their forms of activism – whether it’s fighting for reparations, protesting police brutality, or building the…

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Increasing Temperatures Worsen Health Disparities in NC

North Carolina’s low-income communities of color already face higher rates of chronic diseases like heart disease. And with the threat of increasing temperatures due to climate change, these disparities will only worsen. In this episode, Marian Johnson-Thompson, a virologist and environmental justice advocate, talks about how climate change will worsen health disparities, and why these…

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Environmental issues disproportionately impact ENC’s low-income communities of color

From hog lagoons to sewage sludge to wood pellet plants, low-income communities of color in Eastern North Carolina experience a wide array of environmental injustices. Naeema Muhammad, an organizer and activist, has been fighting against these injustices for over 20 years and has experienced the emotional toll that comes with such activism. In this episode,…

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Environmental issues disproportionately impact ENC’s low-income communities of color

How Can Art Motivate Change? How Can Art Hinder Change?

When you think of protests, art is probably not the first thing to come to mind. North Carolina artist Antoine Williams talks about how art has the ability to motivate change and become part of the conversation, but efforts should not end there. This episode was produced by Elena Hernandez. Broadcast from the Working Narratives…

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