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The New Sixties

The New Sixties

A very intriguing documentary I recently viewed entitled “Best of Enemies” analyzes the political and philosophical rivalry in the 1968 series of live televised political debates between Gore Vidal and…

Homelessness in Hawaii: How You Can Help

Homelessness in Hawaii: How You Can Help

The homelessness of Hawaii is still growing, and after the cleanup in the Kaka’ako area where the homeless had set up camps, Governor Ige issued an emergency proclamation to expand…

Why I Hate Politics

Why I Hate Politics

Talk of politics has never been my favorite. It ruins conversation for me and leaves me feeling vexed, no matter the topic. There’s just something about politics that I detest,…

Bitterness

Bitterness

I read these poems, I watch the news. I listen to this music, I hear the conversation. And what I gain from them: bitterness. The taste not-so-sweet. The taste of…

Adams and Eves

Adams and Eves

Many blacks seem to believe That blacks and whites were the Adams and Eves of racial sin. Whites took the forbidden fruit and hung the strange fruit from the tree…

Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes

Through my eyes, Black like my skin, I see a pain resurfacing, One that was settled at the bottom Among the silt and dirt, We Americans continually keep putting there…

My Home in Ruins

My Home in Ruins

During the finals week, I’m sharing this devastating and heartbreaking news from Nepal. On Saturday a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed my home country Nepal. More than 5,000 people are…

Dry Creek

Dry Creek

Like you, like us This water is still, This water is stagnant, Receded From a drought of Affection and emotion. All I see is rock-bed Not put to rest, Only…