Dr. West and Mos Def on the Jena 6, Sen. Obama and more

18 09 2007

News Alert: Mos Def does not believe in the Boogey Man, or that al Qeada exists, but he does believes in the Big Foot. Hmmm……

At any rate, I definitely appreciate the impassioned, if rather incoherent, plea Mos Def makes for other rappers and black entertainers to contribute their time and money to help with the legal defense of the Jena 6.

And on a more serious note, while its somewhat encouraging to know that Mychal Bell had his battery conviction tossed out by the Louisiana State circuit appeals court, especially after initially being charged with second degree murder, he still remains in a LaSalle Parish jail cell on a $90,000 bond.

Plus, the District Attorney in LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed Walters said he would appeal the decision to the Louisiana Supreme Court. This means the District Attorney is likely to litigate this case beyond the life of the activism and media attention that currently surrounds it. All this makes funding the effort to these innocent young men all the more important.

Free the Jena 6.




One response

19 09 2007
Mr. Ayodeji

It was hard to hear and see Mos Def in the light that he casted himself on Bill Maher’s show. After all of this thoughtful and thought provoking albums, I thought I would see him be more polished on forum like Bill Maher hbo show.

He does have one thing right, Free the Jena 6!

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