Text by K. Cecchini/Production Stills and Series Image Courtesy of Think Ten Media Group After spending a total of 18 months in solitary confinement during multiple prison stays, William Brown – who has been a free man for five years – willingly reentered the ‘hole’ last summer. This time, though, he went in with cameras. … More In the ‘Hole’: On Screen & Off
Mike Huckabee responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage with this gem; he said, “The Supreme Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature’s God on marriage than it can the law of gravity.” Whether you believe in a creator or not, it is fantastical to equate the laws of physics with an institution … More Editorial: #Love&Marriage
Text by K. Cecchini/Photo from NPR Beautiful! In our world, it does not happen often, but LOVE WON today. The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can marry in ALL 50 STATES!!! As one celebrant on the steps today said, it will bring happiness to not only same-sex couples but straight couples as well. Congratulations to … More #LoveWins
Text and Photo by K. Cecchini Taking shelter from a downpour on Sunday, I happened upon an interview with New York Times writer Charles M. Blow on his 2014 memoir “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” at the Montclair Public Library. He told the audience that he views the book as an extension of his op-ed … More “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”
Text by K. Cecchini It’s been 12 years since the US invasion. “For Iraqis,” Vivian Salama reported last month for the Associated Press, “the various conflicts feel like one long war…”. And, for Americans? Iraq looks like the sum of ISIS, Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction that the United Nations never found. But, Salama … More Iraq: The Sum of War & Peace
Text and Photo by K. Cecchini The big 3 Western faiths are a trilogy; they worship different interpretations of the same god and prophets. Ultimately, Allah is God is Yahweh. Depending on perspective, Jesus is a Jew, the Christian son of God or a predecessor to Islam’s Muhammed. But many Americans prefer to disown Islam. CBS conducted 3 … More Allah is God is Yahweh
“…gunned down like an animal.” Returned to the Earth, Another unarmed black man. This poem is a reflection on the shooting of Walter Scott in North Carolina a week ago; the quote is his brother’s reaction (CBS), “My brother was gunned down like an animal”. May he rest in peace.
Text by K. Cecchini & Photo by Vice (HBO) Full metal jacket Police tanks pummel dissent War games on Main Street.
Rare earth metals are the backbone of your tablets and laptops along with cars and fighter jets. These metals, which line one of the bottom levels of the Periodic Table, were discovered in the United States and most notably applied to technology developments by Americans. According to last night’s 60 minutes, the first rare earth … More China’s ‘Rare’ Monopoly
Text by K. Cecchini Scramble up boxcars Fleshed pressed to La Bestia Full moon shanks refuge. ➡️Viral Verse is poetry about current events and issues. This particular one was inspired by various segments on Central American immigrants’ treacherous route including a podcast from Radio Amublante and Vice’s HBO show.