To Thee I Will Sing: No Justice, No Peace. (2 of 4 postings)

November 29, 2014 – December 22, 2014.  (These are the start dates and finish dates for each essay in the “To Thee I Will Sing” essay series). Round two.  Examining “national and historic narratives of race.” In 1998, President Clinton developed a wide sweeping initiative to examine race related health disparities.   I am one of…

How To Read The Drip-Drip Method

Thank you for reading my TV series, Drip-Drip method. Here is a helpful hint on how you might want to read them, if you like. On the right hand navigation panel look for “The Drip Drip Method”, and then in the drop down menu, search for “The Drip Drip Method, and all of the series/essays will come…

The Drip Drip Method: Sobbing Like There Is No Tomorrow S1/E7

Previously on Episode 6:  The group got all of Tim’s money and kept it at ReeRee’s house in a tin cup. ReeRee learns that she and Sethaline are bloodsisters, and that she is half white.  Lauren fixates on the new hired hand Melvin, who replaced Tim.  ReeRee swooned her head up and down on the table while…

The Drip Drip Method: Wheels of Life S1/EP6

Previously on Episode 5:  Tim got jumped by the group for attacking Bird’s son, Peter. The group let him go free, ReeRee shot him just to let him know she was not playing. They gave Tim $50 and they kept $150 as their endowment fund. ReeRee slowly counted the money as the others watched, 148, 149,…

The Drip Drip Method: You Got Two Choices S1/E5

Previously on Episode 4: Velvet shared with the group that Tim has sexually assaulted her. Lauren joined the group but not everyone liked her.  Tim attacks Bird’s son, Peter. S1/Episode 5: You Got Two Choices ReeRee was the first person to jump on Tim’s back as he tried hard to straddle me, using his knees…

The Drip Drip Method: His Breath Stank S1/E4

Previously on Episode 3: Cedric mentions new Indians at the Unity Farm.. Sethaline told the group her husband was having an affair with her sister and felt betrayed by the group.  Sethaline threatens to sick Tim onto the group. S1/Episode 4: His Breath Stank “His breath stank,” Velvet started sharing with the group, grimacing as…

The Drip-Drip Method: Palms Facing Up S1/E3

Previously on The Drip-Drip Method: Sethaline threatens to shut the group down.  She also presents a threat to sick Tim on one of the group members. The group also struggles with the possibility of a mysterious new visitor. S1/Episode 3-Palms Facing Up: “Ok,” Sethaline continued tucking her long straggly hair behind her left ear, “I…

The Drip-Drip Method-Sethaline’s confession S1/E2

Previously on Episode 1 of The Drip-Drip Method.  Early Fall, 1859.  Velvet reported that Tim keeps spitting on the children. Tim slapped Sarah’s daughter which outraged the group. The group used Drip Drip method, classic form, to correct Tim’s behavior.  Tim bought Sarah’s daughter, Rhonda brand new shoes.  The committee never got to the issue…

My Grandmother’s Grandmother Was EnSlaved

Imagine that your great, great grandmother was born into slavery.  Mine was.  I had the honor and privilege to tape record an interview with my 99 year old great grandmother, Mary Jeffries.  Although our conversation was brief she shared these powerful memories of slavery before she passed away.  The interview you will hear happened in…