Activists Unite!!! Bro. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist (left) With Schlumberger 2's Sis. Tawanna Thierry and Jena 6's Marcus Jones @ The National Action Network Conference in Memphis Friday April 4, 2008
Tha Artivist Says: W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio had the honor of speaking to Bro. Marcus Jones, the outspoken and passionate father of Jena 6's Mychal Bell for one hour on Sunday evening April 27, 2008...Unfortunately, the news wasn't all good... His son is currently serving his second straight year of jail time and is still facing more additional jail time...His son's former lawyer, Louis Granderson Scott mislead Mychal into making a horrible plea which left Mychal and his family vulnerable to lawsuits from the Barkers and other interested parties...And on top of all this madness, the five other boys have yet to have their day in court...Yet, it seems the public or rather the powers that be are Jena 6 fatigued...
Although thousands of folks gathered from around the country in a show of solidarity on Sept. 20, 2007 in Jena,La, anything of significance or resembling true justice has yet to be materialized from that spirited rally...We will be approaching the one year anniversary of that protest soon and yet there is nothing that was accomplished as of this date to truly be proud of in terms of progress... Black folks must realize that we can not continue to speak and demand justice and yet only receive and accept charity...We must realize in the words of the late Rev. Ralph Abernathy 's beautiful wife, Sis. Juanita Abernathy, that you can't beg and fight at the same time...We also must have the courage and the resolve to see things through their righteous completion...Otherwise we will continue to have missed opportunities for reconciliation, reparations and progress such as the Hurricane Katrina-FEMA travesty, the Jena 6, Sean Bell and others too many to name in this one article... A friend of mine once told me that he knew Blacks who felt that Blacks were getting punished by God for disobedience...I told him that God is Love, Knowledge & Understanding and that Hate, Ignorance and Greed Breeds Poverty, Hope and Despair...We must learn how to properly use and maintain our most powerful tool, our minds, to command and demand our bodies to do the work necessary to truly over come...Black folks don't make it because of, we make it in spite of!!!
God bless a child that got his own and God bless the child that is willing to share what he got!!!
Power to the people and as our Jewish Brothers and Sisters would say, Never Forget!!!
The following is Marcus Jones' official response to Attorney Louis Scott's condescending letter about fundraising as well as to the plea Attorney Scott "mislead" his son, Mychal Bell, into taking...
More Jena 6 News On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio:
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Marcus Jones Sounds Off About Mychal Bell's Plea Bargain~
Father from Jena 6 Family Disagrees with Lawyer
Artivist MCs Historic Jena 6 Forum @ Washington University In St. Louis...