Erskine’s Newsletter

Erskine Hawkins, Jr.
A look at race you've never seen before. I promise.
Created 19 Nov 2020
  • Wakanda
    03 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    This will be my last post for a minute. I am at a point in my novel where I need to pause and dedicate myself to its completion. Dee needs me. And Jennifer too. I’ll be back in a few weeks. I intended...
  • September Song
    26 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    I’ve heard it said the nineteen sixties began November 23, 1963 with the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. For some of us the nineteen sixties began September 15, 1963 in a church ba...
  • K-2
    19 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Monday September 14 was Guatemalan Independence Day. Yennifer entertained me with videos of past celebrations. One video featured her high school band and there she stood playing a horn. The song the ...
  • Starbucks
    12 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Twelve fifteen Wednesday I walked through the door at International Fish off Riverdale Road and before I could go two steps I was greeted with, “whiting dinner?” Another fifteen or twenty steps and I ...
  • Everest
    05 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Everest I planned to write on a different aspect of Diversity this week. I think it is important to tackle this subject from several different angles. Diversity within an ethnic group was this week’s ...
  • Cousins
    29 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    I am working on my annual report this week. So a chapter from Asia Minor. My brother will appreciate this one. Dee says hello. My brother James worked an internship for a politically well-connected no...
  • Bury my heart
    22 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I intended to write a commentary on Mount Everest this week. I mean I am writing a book with a character who hails from New Zealand and Sir Edmund Hillary, the man on the island nation’s five-dollar b...
  • Bud
    15 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Hey everybody! We’re back. Mr. E is beside himself. He looked at his phone and yelled Pamplona. I asked him why he was yakking about running with the bulls. He looked at his phone again and yelled bul...
  • Dough Boy
    08 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Hi everybody. This is Dee. I going to get Momma to make me a I Survived Mr. Hawkins peach cobbler tee shirt. I’m kidding. It was good. He surprised me. Surprised Mommy too. Come closer. We call him do...
  • Jennifer
    01 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Jennifer Dee and I are back. She starts school tomorrow, so she won’t be able to help as much with our little Substack adventure. This is her senior year in high school so she will be busy. Where she ...
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