Aloha Aina, 1923 / Today.

The obituary of Frank Pahia made me remember a post I saw from Kanaeokana a few days ago. Lately we have been seeing so much corruption and abuse of government positions. Where are the Frank Pahias of today?

Another tool in our aloha ‘āina arsenal

An interesting political movement is underway, and many of us haven’t noticed it even though it is happening right here, close to home. Kānaka Hawaiʻi are turning out in greater and greater numbers to run for their neighborhood boards.

On Oʻahu, neighborhood boards have become one of the latest frontiers of mālama ʻāina. It’s easy to feel like your lone voice can’t change how things are going, but neighborhood boards give you a say in dealing with localized issues taking place right where you live. Your area’s legislators often attend in person, giving you more direct access to them. Even the Governor, Mayor, and the state’s federal delegation in Washington D.C. send representatives to local board meetings.

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E. K. Fernandez, 1963.

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E. K. Fernandez is a man whose life has been jam-packed with “firsts.”

At the turn of the century he promoted the “first” giveaway, offering a camera a week to attract customers to his photo supply business.

He brought to Hawaii the “first” English motion picture camera and showed the “first” talkies in the Islands.

He pushed through the Legislature a measure allowing, for the “first” time, motion pictures on Sundays (providing they were educational and Biblical in nature).

His “first” Sunday motion picture? Something with Charlie Chaplin titled “Tillie’s Punctured  Romance.”

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Turn your hands down, 1925.

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Good works for the Kingdom of God, strive to enter into those works; for they will help you with your life. Here are the church steeples pointing upward towards the good hope of rebirth, and it would not be detrimental to you O Dear reader to join in works of the Kingdom of God here on earth.

Good works that will benefit you on earth, are those activities that will be good for you and your loved ones upon the earth; do not be ashamed to put your hands down into the earth to grow good things from Mother earth that will bless your life upon the earth. Continue reading