This has been something I have wanted to write for a long time. I have been trying to put my thoughts together on paper for some time, yet nothing seemed to fully express my feelings. To be fair, it is my own fault for not being as articulate as I could have been. I wrote something years ago addressed to Ms. Vargas expressing my anger towards her, how I hated her for hurting me the way she did all those years ago. I tried to show the depths of my pain and the scars left behind as a result of…


When the video of Ahmaud Arbery being killed while jogging went viral, it broke my heart. When I heard of Breonna Taylor’s death in her own home, it was crushing. And when I watched the nearly nine minute video of a police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck until he died, I knew I could no longer stay quiet.

As a black man I cannot write this without sharing my own thoughts and opinions about this, the latest instance of an unarmed black man being killed by the police.

American comedian Dave Chappelle said it best. “Black people are very…

Jean Kraft

Editor at the Ke Alaka’i and podcast host from Washington D.C.

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