I'm not sure if folks have been following this story out of Louisiana but troubling indeed. One bright note here happens to be the involvement of young folks in a political movement. Sad that it takes this kind of injustice but.....Barack Obama states "When nooses are being hung in high schools in the 21st century, it's a tragedy. It shows that we still have a lot of work to do as a nation to heal our racial tensions. This isn't just Jena's problem." Love ya, Barack but tragedy just doesn't seem to do this justice [please excuse the pun]. Apparently, 12noon Thursday September 20th is being organized as part of a day of protest.
NAACP Joins Fight to Secure Justice for ''Jena 6''
Special to the NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly
Originally posted 8/9/2007
JENA, La. (NNPA) - The NAACP and its allies are providing considerable resources in defense of six African-American Louisiana teens, who in the last several months, have faced overly aggressive prosecution and extended incarceration for fighting with whites in their community.