Tennessee Executed Nick Sutton Tonight

After Tennessee Governor Bill Lee rejected his request for clemency, the state executed Nick Sutton tonight via electric chair. Nick’s case is different from that…

America Has Never Had a Good President

Every year on America’s “President’s Day,” I like to reflect on the different leaders the US has had. Of course, Hawaiians are not Americans, so…

Why I’m Voting for Bernie Sanders in 2020

If you’ve been around this site since 2016, you’d have read multiple posts about my support for Bernie Sanders during his first run for president…

Remembering Trayvon Martin Eight Years Later

Eight years ago on the 26th, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was murdered in his own neighborhood by a white supremacist. Followed and shot to death while…

In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year, I’m increasingly inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how he, as a radical activist and leader, transformed and amplified the Civil…

127 Years Since Hawaiʻi’s Illegal Overthrow

On this day in 1893, a coup d’état of white American businessmen in Hawaiʻi, backed by the U.S. minister and military, banded together and illegally…

My Thoughts on the Just Mercy Movie

Bryan Stevenson has long been one of my greatest heroes since I discovered his work (noted here) through the book version of Just Mercy, so…

The Bookshelf Additions I Received for Christmas

One of my worst habits is that I’m constantly buying books and not reading them. Actually, I read the first few pages or chapters and…

Why Mississippi’s Parchman Prison Must Shut Down

As an abolitionist, I believe that every prison/jail/incarceration facility must be shut down because human beings, no matter what they’ve done, do not belong in…