Asian Stigma Is Killing People in Hawai’i

RE: The Big Island Is Confronting A Big Problem With Fentanyl Aloha e Paula Dobbyn ~ Mahalo for your informative and educational article. I’m certified to administer NARCAN and counsel people considering opioid use or suffering addiction. According to CDC figures, one person dies of a drug overdose every 11 days on Big Island. Paula Dobbyn … Continue reading Asian Stigma Is Killing People in Hawai’i

All I Want for Christmas is Privileged Asians to End Their Cruelty in Hawai’i

As most of the mainland U.S. battles the brutal cold of a deep polar plunge, we've returned to enjoying beautiful tropical weather. Our keiki (kids) are waiting with excitement for Santa to paddle up in his canoe with presents for all. Like many places around the world during the holiday season, there is an abundant … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is Privileged Asians to End Their Cruelty in Hawai’i

Suicide or Stick Around? Holidays Are Rough

A lifelong friend posted today about suicide (attached below): “In my darkest moments, I thought about taking my life. I never actually tried. I just thought about it. I contemplated what would be the easiest way to go -- physically for me and emotionally for everyone around me." Can relate. I thought about it. All … Continue reading Suicide or Stick Around? Holidays Are Rough

Hawaiian Electric Continues Criminal Justice Atrocities

On January 17, 1893, the Hawai'i kingdom was overthrown when a group of businessmen formed the 13-member Committee of Safety and forced Queen Lili'uokalani to abdicate her throne. Three of Hawaiian Electric's five executives, President William W. Hall, Treasurer Jonathan Austin and Thomas May, directed the Committee that committed the atrocity. A hundred years later, the … Continue reading Hawaiian Electric Continues Criminal Justice Atrocities

Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau Supports Criminal Activity

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty today to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to nearly 500,000 American deaths. We have crushed our local and national economy to battle the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (red bar below), which has led to over 250,000+ deaths. Yet the current death toll … Continue reading Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau Supports Criminal Activity

Do Not Come to Hawaii If You Are Black

Cooking at complex community grills about a month ago when a Black couple walked up to the unit next to me. We exchanged a polite hello and continued with food preparations. After a few minutes, the male, Mr. M, offered me a cigar. Not a smoker so I politely declined. He and his partner, Ms. … Continue reading Do Not Come to Hawaii If You Are Black

Prestigious Hawaiian Electric and CEO Connie Lau CANCEL Americans with Disabilities

In this intense election season, politicians seek our support through promises of greater social justice, equity, and inclusion. Racism, sexism, nationalism top their agenda, while another ‘ism’ is frequently left out of conversations -- ableism. Ableism is discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief typical abilities are superior. Ableism is … Continue reading Prestigious Hawaiian Electric and CEO Connie Lau CANCEL Americans with Disabilities