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Casey Gane-McCalla

Entries by Casey Gane-McCalla

Why I Wrote A Book About The CIA In Jamaica

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 11:04 AM

For years I've worked as a journalist, writing about everything from politics, to sports, entertainment, all the while treating history like a thing of the past. It wasn't until I wrote my first book "Inside The CIA's Secret War In Jamaica," did I realize that being a journalist writing about...

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Why I Made "I Got That Weed"

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 12:43 PM

Before marijuana was legalized in Colorado and Washington, I had written and recorded a song with my band, Knight Blade, called "I Got That Weed." The goal of the song was not to glamorize or promote marijuana, but to make it socially acceptable, and help with the legalization efforts. Hopefully...

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Superheroes Gone Wild

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 9:31 AM

In a real world, Superheroes would have the same vices and corruptibility that humans have. This video explores a world in where Superheroes take drugs and are corrupted and the line between good and evil is not as clear as it is in comic books.

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Charlie Murphy Breaks Down the Stories Behind Eddie's Stand Up

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 7:57 PM

Ever wonder what the true stories behind the family tales in Delirious and Raw are? Charlie Murphy breaks them down in this video.

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What Martin Luther King Would Say About Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2010 | 10:52 AM


Today is Martin Luther King's birthday. Today a horrific tragedy is going on in Haiti. While some men of the cloth are using the incident to spread their twisted world views, Martin surely would've used the occasion to spread wisdom...

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The Haitian Earthquake Is The World's Katrina

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2010 | 4:40 PM

5 years ago Americans stood in amazement as they witnessed their fellow citizens struggle through a natural disaster. Hurricane Katrina was a wake up call for the USA. After Katrina we could no longer hide and ignore the poor people of our country. We were forced to see the disastrous...

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What Palin Didn't Mention In Her Book: Her Anti-American Past

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 1:57 PM

Palin Con-Con

Sarah Palin has a new book. In the book she ignores the fact that for a good deal of her political career, she was a member of or closely affiliated with a radical secessionist Alaskan political party known as the...

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Right Wing Extremists Should Be Barred From Military

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 7:48 PM

After the recent Fort Hood shootings, right wing pundits are calling for Muslims in the military to be investigated and in some cases barred from the military. While we're at it we should investigate right wing white extremists too, as they cause a threat to our country.

What is ironic...

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Droppin' Out, A Song For Derrion Albert

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 4:11 PM

Chicago Beating Death Vigil

Here's a music video I did last year with students that I used to teach. Many of the students I taught were involved in gangs. When I saw Derrion Albert being killed...

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Stand Up For ACORN, Cut Blackwater And Halliburton

(26) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 5:24 PM

The right wing is launching an attack on ACORN. Not because ACORN is a corrupt or a negative organization, but because ACORN stands for things that they oppose. ACORN involves itself in issues such as making housing affordable for working class people, living wages for poor and working class people,...

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Katrina's Lessons Are as Important as 9/11's

(4) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 7:25 PM

Last Friday was the 8th anniversary of 9/11. The previous week was the 4th anniversary of Katrina. While the media covered a lot of the 9/11 memorials, concerts and memories, it seemed as if the legacy of Katrina got very little attention. Both events have had a great impact on...

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Top 5 Skip Gates "Yo Mama" Jokes

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2009 | 12:58 PM

One interesting thing about the whole Skip Gates Scandal, is the part in the police report where Gates reportedly told Sergeant Crowley, "I'll speak to your mama outside." Recently, TMZ caught up with Skip Gates and asked him if he had any good "Yo Mama" jokes. Since I'm...

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What Do You Call a Black Man at Harvard?

(72) Comments | Posted July 21, 2009 | 10:13 PM

What Do You Call A Black Man At Harvard?

Years ago, the answer to this question would be the n-word. Today it's Esquire, Doctor, Congressman, Professor or President. Unfortunately, the police in Cambridge did not receive that memo before they arrested Harvard Professor, Skip Gates, as he was treated as...

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Black Sarah Palin Wouldn't Have Quit

(3) Comments | Posted July 6, 2009 | 5:21 PM

Peace out Sarah. We knew you all too well. Pretty sure you're about to investigated as well you should have. Here's a video I did before the election on how Sarah Palin would be if she were black. Would she have received all the right wing praise from Limbaugh and...

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An African American Tragedy at Harvard

(8) Comments | Posted June 11, 2009 | 4:00 PM

There was a tragedy at Harvard last month. The tragedy wasn't that Harvard's bubble was tainted by violence. The tragedy wasn't that two African American females at Harvard weren't able to graduate.

The tragedy was that the life of a young man with a great spirit and great...

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Malcolm and Barack

(15) Comments | Posted May 19, 2009 | 4:44 PM

Happy Birthday Malcolm

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965

Many people may see Malcolm X and Barack Obama as opposites of each other in the sphere of black political figures. While Malcolm pushed...

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The General vs. The Bigot: Cheney's Choice of Leader

(23) Comments | Posted May 13, 2009 | 4:52 PM

While Dick Cheney's endorsement of Rush Limbaugh might carry the weight of any other supervillain's endorsement, it is still significant. When Dick Cheney, still one of the most recognizable faces of the Republican Party, chose Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell, he chose racism over service to your country,...

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If Swine Flu Makes Us Use Masks, Why Can't AIDS Make Us Use Condoms?

(5) Comments | Posted May 8, 2009 | 4:53 PM

  • Amount of people in the U.S. diagnosed with swine flu: 253

  • Amount of people in the U.S. diagnosed with AIDS: 468,578

  • Amount of people who have died from swine flu this year in the U.S.: 1

  • Amount of people who have died from AIDS this year in...
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    Athletic Blacks vs Smart Whites: Why Sports Stereotypes Are Wrong

    (25) Comments | Posted April 19, 2009 | 10:49 PM

    Before playing the Stanford team in the Final Four, UConn women's coach, Geno Auriemma, said people underestimated Stanford because they think white players are soft. More pointedly, he pointed out that his players, who are predominantly African-American, should be given the same respect for their discipline for which...

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    5 CEOs Obama Should Fire

    (3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2009 | 8:28 PM

    I didn't know that Presidents could fire CEOs but seeing how as the government is giving companies billions of dollars to companies, business leaders should be held accountable. Obama pressured GM CEO, Rick Wagoner to step down; here are five other CEOs he should consider firing.

    1. Edward Liddy CEO...

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