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Sterling was raised in Nuuanu. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and later earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University. Sterling now works as a debate coach and lecturer at Hawaii Pacific University. By candlelight, he is finishing his Ph.D. in education at the University of Hawaii Manoa.
Sterling’s opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Civil Beat.
Leaders need to offer a vision of the future that resonates with the day-to-day experiences of people.
Like Honolulu, San Francisco has struggled to provide public toilets, showers and hygiene centers. A public-private partnership there made the problem worse.
Just keep working. There are now fewer than three workers to support each retiree in the U.S.
Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms are vital for activists behind the protests, whether it’s bolstering turnout or raising money.
The estate in Makiki Heights has been a refuge, thanks to the vision of a longtime patron of the arts. Hopefully, new visionaries will emerge.
The real problem is there’s no easily accessible, publicly maintained resource directing drivers to available parking.
We aren’t rushing into marriage or home ownership. We may even still live with our mothers. But we might come out ahead in the end.
Nocturnal journeys on two wheels reveal a different world and provide a reminder of how good it feels to have a home to come back to.
These won’t be bus stops, and Honolulu would do well to look east to cities where transit centers are integrated into surrounding communities.
Look around Osaka, and you’ll see examples of traditional culture surviving in modern urban settings. Can we say the same in the islands?