Joseph Kahahawai

Evil travesty of justice that fueled the need for statehood so that future injustices won’t happen. RIP Joseph Kahahawai.


joe-kahahawaiJoseph Kahahawai, Jr (1909-1932), a Native Hawaiian American boxer, was accused of raping Thalia Massie, a White woman. He was shot dead in what the White press called an honour killing. The Massie Affair was huge news across the US in 1932.

On the night of Saturday September 12th 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Thalia Massie told police she had been raped by four or five men. It was clear that someone had beat her up. But since it was pitch dark and she was drunk, she did not know what the men looked like. The only thing she could remember about their car was a flapping top.

Meanwhile, Kahahawai and four of his friends were out drinking and nearly got into a car accident. In the argument that followed Kahahawai slapped a Hawaiian woman, who then called the police. Their car had no flapping top.

After Kahahawai’s…

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Vern’s Venting: Convenient Outrage

Ain’t it sad.



By Lavern Merriweather

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have gotten into arguments with people on YouTube and elsewhere on the web about crime statistics. Many white folks love to whine and complain that it’s us black folks who commit more crime, because we have an overwhelming conviction rate. When I politely remind them that the race of the people who are judges, lawyers and juries has a lot to do with that, I either get crickets or a defensive attitude.

The picture up top is of a loser named Brock Allen Turner. Turner, an all-American jock, raped a girl recently at a party on the grounds of his college Stanford University. The girl was said to be drunk and unconscious giving Turner free access to have his way with her. If not for the heroic acts of two Swedish foreign exchange students, Turner would…

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