What does it mean to be Black in Hawai‘i? 

The Pōpolo Project is here to mine what Blackness means in Hawai‘i and in the larger Pacific and to ask whether Blackness matters in a place where there are few Black people. We want to share the stories of the Black folks for whom Hawai‘i is home and we want to use this space to see if there is room for Black community in the understory of Hawai‘i's multicultural landscape. By making the lives of Black folks visible among what we commonly think of as Local, the Pōpolo Project highlights the vivid, complex diversity of Blackness.