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Fo’ Real: Internalized Racial Oppression then and now, Part 1

Fo’ Real: Internalized Racial Oppression then and now, Part 1

Bob Shimabukuro October 19, 2017 0

Seattle, 1994 Alice: I think APAC (Asian Pacific AIDS Council) should go to this workshop we’re putting together. Bob: About what? A: Race. For people of color (POC) and those working in POC communities. B: Why?

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Fo’ Real: Sunrise at Haleakala

Fo’ Real: Sunrise at Haleakala

Bob Shimabukuro September 25, 2017 0

The following is republished from the October 5, 1994 issue of the International Examiner. I was standing close to the summit of Haleakala crater on Maui, 45 minutes before sunrise. The fiery red streaks

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Fo’ Real: Women in my life

Fo’ Real: Women in my life

Bob Shimabukuro September 8, 2017 0

Reading the following 23-year-old article from September 7, 1994, I had written for the International Examiner (sent to me by Fumiko Hayashida’s daughter Natalie) reminded me that I have been pushing for the caring,

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Fo’ Real: Watching Maleakahana Waves

Fo’ Real: Watching Maleakahana Waves

Bob Shimabukuro August 3, 2017 0

The latest of 'Fo' Real,' a column by Bob Shimabukuro

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Turtle Island: Letting go of a false narrative

Turtle Island: Letting go of a false narrative

Bob Shimabukuro July 6, 2017 0

Diversity is just a sideshow to not doing anything. We need to ensure that the non-majority white population accepts that power must be shared and the 500-year fake narrative/history of white supremacy be abolished

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Opinion: American healthcare—All about money, hospitals, meds, and insurance

Opinion: American healthcare—All about money, hospitals, meds, and insurance

Bob Shimabukuro February 14, 2017 0

We go hospital with Sam. Emergency. Your faddah and me talk to the hospital man. He say, “This is serious, we can save him, but going be expensive. You want to go ahead, leave

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Fo’ Real: Allegiance and a Little Sun, a Little Stew

Fo’ Real: Allegiance and a Little Sun, a Little Stew

Bob Shimabukuro January 4, 2017 0

Bear with me, as I order my thoughts, memories, anger, depression, and feelings over the last few months in order to write about my reactions upon seeing the movie of Allegiance, the Broadway musical

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Column: Never Again—Eternal Vigilance

Column: Never Again—Eternal Vigilance

Bob Shimabukuro December 7, 2016 0

“The President has unlimited authority to issue an Executive Order to do anything. The President has to suspend due process. There has to be a determination that there is a military necessity or it

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Reading, writing, surviving Portland time

Reading, writing, surviving Portland time

Bob Shimabukuro November 6, 2016 0

When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez And it’s Eastertime too And your gravity fails And negativity don’t pull you through Don’t put on any airs When you’re walkin’ on Rue Morgue Avenue

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Column: Justice Charles Z. Smith—Eternal Vigilance

Column: Justice Charles Z. Smith—Eternal Vigilance

Bob Shimabukuro October 6, 2016 0

In November of 1997 Henry Miyatake, the man who developed the Japanese American redress plan, was still not satisfied seven years after the first redress checks were passed out. In a conversation/interview with Washington

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