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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Remembering The Jena Six And Those Before Them...

In solidarity with my fellow bloggers enraged by the injustice of the Jena Six, (among other racial tragedies) there will only be one post today.

As I am visiting the foothold of slavery and the birthplace of American capitalism, North Carolina (not Philadelphia as they optimistically tell you in the schoolbooks) that was built on our community's shoulders, it is even more apropos.

Following is a post from the blogger that collected us together, Yobachi of Black Perspective. Please feel free to visit the other concerned bloggers today in your daily surf. If you'd like the media link click here:

Bloggers, please add this press release link to your post to increase visibility on search engines:

The Jena 6 issue, like Katrina, highlights how some people receive deference in treatment over others. “The Jim Crow style racism and government negligence, reflected in the Jena 6 case, are both quite worrisome. Unfortunately, the case is another incident that points to the entrenched racial and socio-economic disparities in the South, which this country has yet to fully confront,” says political scientist Dr. Sekou Franklin of Middle Tennessee State University.

As the Congressional Black Caucus has noted “we must speak out against injustice and inequality. This tale of two standards depicts a pattern of gross violations”.

The Afrosphere Jena 6 Coalition “ask that the mainstream traditional media step forward and discharge their duty to provide coverage of this vitally important event to their viewers and readers and act as “the fourth institution” of governmental “checks and balance” that constitutional framers intended the press to be.”

List of Bloggers for Justice

1. Wayne Hicks Cincinnati, OH

2. D. Yobachi Boswell Nashville, TN

4. Francis Holland

5. Jim D. Walton

8. Vanessa Byers Miami, FL

11. Adrianne George Sweden

12. Eddie Griffin Fort Worth, TX

15. Dave J. Haslett, Michigan

17. Shawn Williams Dallas, Texas

18. Deidra Baton Rouge, LA

20. Invisible Woman San Francisco, CA

21. Plez Atlanta, GA

UPDATE: These two bloggers were added by Yobachi after I posted:
23. Mahogony Diva

Let’s not forget other injustices currently in progress (thanks, Yobachi!)
Kenneth Foster


Villager said...

Powerful photo and excellent post. Thank you for supporting the Day of Blogging for Justice. The AfroSpear is on the move. Hopefully, the mainstream media will join us...

peace, Villager

Yobachi said...

I was about to say the same thing about the photo.

Also consider adding the media link as well, becase we want people to demand that the media pick up this story:

Debo Hobo said...

Please ad me to your list of bloggers for justice. I am adding the press release link to my blogroll. Thank you for shining the light.

Invisible Woman said...

Thanks guys :-) @Debo: I sent you a message routing you to Yobachi...

coloredgirlswhohaveconsidered said...

God Bless you IW..
You have left no stone unturned...
God Bless you IW....

Eddie G. Griffin said...

Thanks Invisible Woman for adding your voice to the Jena 6 Campaign. We just received good news that there has been a partial reversal in the case of Mychal Bell.

Invisible Woman said...

Thanks cgwhc and egg; by the way egg, I absolutely adore your blog...

Chess Openings Guru said...

I will never forget that event. It was horrible. To those who say that "times have changed," I say think again.

"Right before the trial, the charges of attempted second-degree murder were lowered to aggravated battery, which under Louisiana law requires a dangerous weapon. The weapon? Tennis shoes."

hip hop music said...

we have come a long way and race is still a major issue!!!