Mychal Bell, one of the Jena 6, was released from prison last week. But he's not off the hook. Bell is due back in court on Tuesday and faces prosecution as a juvenile. Charges are also pending against the five other black youth.
This is the time for black people to support the Jena 6, and call attention to the unequal treatment the criminal justice system is dishing out not only in Jena, Louisiana but across this nation…We all live in Jena. Jena, Louisiana is the same as “Jena” New York. From Mychal Bell to Sean Bell, our communities continue to be targeted.
Joining in the call for a national day of support are Common, Erykah Badu, M1, Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Sankofa Community Empowerment, Change the Game, the National Hip Hop Political Convention, the Hip Hop Association, Color of Change and student leaders from over 100 campuses.
High school students and grown folks are asked to wear black to show there’s unity in the community. For more info, click here.