Monthly Archives: October 2005

The Seamstress

It is August, 1994 on Detroit’s west side.  A young black man is in need of drug money.  In her award winning essay “Who Shot Johnny, A day in the life of Black America” attorney and author Debra Dickerson describes … Continue reading

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Episode 8: Across the Messy Divide

Introduced in episode # 3 “Johnson Family Feud”, Susan Johnson is the epitome of the suburban, mid-30’s, housewife.  Susan and her husband Craig have healthy parents, wonderful kids, a good income, plenty of friends, and a fine new home.  When … Continue reading

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Is God into Payback?

Last week an earthquake in Pakistan killed tens of thousands.  Last year’s tsunami in the Indian Ocean was even more devastating, killing an estimated 275,000 people.  Hurricane Katrina resulted in the loss of roughly 1,000 souls and tens of billions … Continue reading

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Episode 7: Packer Hope Reigns Forever

As October nears it has finally started to cool down in Hubbard.  The unusually hot summer and a sticky, humid September have given way to cooler evenings and good sleeping weather.  Most folks from places like Kiln, Mississippi don’t realize … Continue reading

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