Date: Sunday September 21, 2008
Time: 4PM C/5PM E/2PM P
TOPIC: The Jena 6, One Year Later...
|Marcus Jones (left), father of Jena 6 defendant Mychal Bell, Rev. Al Sharpton and Melissa Bell, Mychal Bell’s mother. (AP Photo)|
The Only True Jena 6 Anniversary Show Going...Please Join Us In A Conversation With Some Of The Original Players As Well As An Update That Will Truly Disturb And Perhaps Even Disappoint...
Sept. 20, 2008, will mark the one year anniversary of the historic March On Jena, La....It will mark the time when folks regardless of color, race, gender, socio-economic background or creed united to supposedly confront the last stronghold of Jim Crow Rule in the Dear Ole Southland...However, we all must ask ourselves, how much has really changed since that event???
I am glad that Judge J.P. Mauffray, Jr., was removed from the remaining Jena 6 cases...However, I feel that it was a failure for him to still be a part of this so long after the 'successful' Sept. 20, 2007, rally... He won't be up for re-election, but D.A. Reed Walters is up for re-election and will likely still retain his job as "Lord High Executioner Of Jena" because he is running unopposed...The fact that Black folks still can't vote in Jena because of 'district issues' is also disturbing considering that we are 143 years removed from the American Civil War...
By the way, Bro. Mychal Bell, the member of Jena 6 who was the only one imprisoned during the March on Jena, is 'still in prison'...He is currently the property of the state and is in foster care until he finishes his last year of high school or at least that's what they're saying now...According to his lawyers, because he took the "the plea bargain", Mychal should have been @ home with his folks by Christmas of last year...By the way, Mychal Bell's 1st cousin, Baron Pikes, was tasered to death by a Louisiana policeman this past January...The other five of The Jena 6 have yet to have their day in court...
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES...
Currently, Bro. Marcus Jones, the father of Bro. Mychal Bell, is also having his OWN issues with the law...He is currently awaiting his day in court for allegedly 'assaulting' and 'spitting' on his son's attorney, Sis. Carol Powell Lexing...However, I would argue that the 'just us' system actually spitted on Bro. Marcus' son before he did any spitting of his own...It is truly sad to realized that although the lawyers failed at freeing Bro. Mychal , that one of them may have succeeded in giving their client's father some jail time...
By the way Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate per capita than anyplace in the world (not Russia or Red China)...The U.S. has 25% of the world's prison population(that's tops in the world as well)...
Before we judge Bro. Marcus consider this...He was fired from his job and has been unemployed for one year because of the activities he was and is still involved in in trying to free his son...Since that time, he has been constantly harassed by Louisiana State Troopers...They have given him all types of tickets that they know he cannot pay...He is not living it up as some blogs and news outlet may suggest...He is broke financially and can't even afford to pay his cell phone bill let alone 'the child support' or pending 'legal fees'...Bro. Marcus is broke financially, but he is not broken in spirit...
*Listen To Bro. Marcus Jones' Version Of 'The Spit Incident' In This W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio Exclusive:
Bro. Marcus wants to see his son free, but he also wants to make sure that nobody has to experience what his family has experienced...That's real and should not be overlooked, because what happened to The Jena 6 can easily happen to anyone, any place and at anytime in the fascist police state we are currently living in...
Where's The Justice??? Are The Jena 6 The 21st Century Scottsboro Boys???
Only If We Allow Them To Be...
With that said we need to realize that as in the cases of Sean Bell, The Jena 6, Angola 3 and Baron Pikes that a systemic change in the judicial and educational systems nationwide is needed...We need to stop being reactionary and start being evolutionary and revolutionary...We need grassroots organizing transforming into institutional control in our communities...We need direct action with direct results...
What can we do??? We must do whatever it takes by using our gifts and talents as well as sweat equity to make the changes needed..."Power concedes nothing without a demand" and "Without struggle there is no progress"...Right on Bro. Frederick Douglass!!! How do you start implementing change??? Start implementing change by changing your self...Meaning be the change you want to see and the change in the world eventually will be staring back at you!!!
This was our generation's Brown v. Board, Montgomery Bus Boycott & Voting Rights Act all in one and yet we missed out on another opportunity because of incompetence, arrogance and lack of unity...My people we must wake up...Ego doesn't mean a thing if you ain't got an audience to perform for or a venue to perform in...However, justice means true liberation...This isn't about Jena 6, Color of Change, Michael Baisden, Tony Brown, Al Sharpton, D.A. Reed Walters, Justin Barker, Judge J.P. Mauffray, Marcus Jones or anybody else BECAUSE THIS MESSAGE AND IDEA IS BIGGER THAN ANY ONE PERSON...This is about reconciliation, reparations and progress...This is about unified righteous struggle dismantling oppressive and repressive institutional racism and stagnation a.k.a. regime change...There isn't a price tag on justice, it's priceless...We can't expect to change the course of history by staying on the sidelines or by accepting mediocre play calling and play...Let's get in the game and be in it to win it...
More Jena 6 News On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio (One Of The Web's Best Sources On Up To Date Jena 6 News!!!):
Jena 6 Blues: Marcus Jones 'Accused' Of Altercation With Son's Attorney...
Judge Removed From Remaining Jena 6 Cases...
Jena 6 Is Far From Over...Mychal Bell's Lawyer Sells Out Client For A Plea...
April 27, 2008*Listen To The Latest Marcus Jones Interview (The Interview Is The First Hour Of Show) In Its Entirety By Clicking On The Following Link:
To listen to the entire Attorney Louis Scott and Marcus Jones interviews as well as others on this case please visit the following link on-line:
Marcus Jones Sounds Off About Mychal Bell's Plea Bargain~
Father from Jena 6 Family Disagrees with Lawyer
11-25-2007~W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio Exclusive~James Rucker Defends Color Of Change In Jena 6 Gate:
11-18-2007~Bro. Marcus Jones Interview With Author Sis. Mary Ross Smith On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio:
Post-Jena 6 'Strange Fruit' Forum Interview With Bro. Marcus Jones & Bro. Tony Brown On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio:
Artivist MCs Historic Jena 6 Forum @ Washington University In St. Louis...
10-7-2007~2nd Bro. Tony Brown Interview:
9-30-2007~Marcus Jones' Post-March On Jena Interview:
9-25-2007~March On Jena Rally Update On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio:
Popular Gulf Coast Radio Personality & Activist (The Man Who Originally Coined The Term Jena 6) Bro. Tony Brown's First Interview On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio:
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