From Jersey, With Love

Two years ago, I traveled to Nigeria to do a short documentary on my friend Dena’s organization The Nigerian School Project. With Dena, I visited the public schools she built on an island of 350,000 people that is not labeled on maps. It has no running water or electricity. Now, we are growing the film,Continue reading “From Jersey, With Love”

Editorial: #Love&Marriage

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 institutionContinue reading “Editorial: #Love&Marriage”

#LoveWins

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 toContinue reading “#LoveWins”

“Fire Shut Up in My Bones”

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-edContinue reading ““Fire Shut Up in My Bones””

Iraq: The Sum of War & Peace

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, SalamaContinue reading “Iraq: The Sum of War & Peace”

Allah is God is Yahweh

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 3Continue reading “Allah is God is Yahweh”

Viral Verse #3

“…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.

China’s ‘Rare’ Monopoly

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 earthContinue reading “China’s ‘Rare’ Monopoly”