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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Barak's comments on Jena

Bet you thought Barak and other politicians weren't paying attention to Jena huh? Well, my man Barak was AND he aint ashame to make it known!!!!

The man does NOT miss a beat!
Check out Barak's comments

Bell's case overturned!

Bell's last conviction, aggravated battery, has been dismissed by the appealet court. There will be NO sentencing Thursday, September 20 2007. HOWEVER, the ralley will still continue for the priciple and the justice of our other 5 brothers in this terrible injustice.


We must be in prayer, fasting, and meditation for our brothers and their families. Pray for the judges, lawyers, officers, and even the victims. God will prevail. This is our fight, but God's battle.

We must do what we can and the Lord will do the rest.

Time is closing in on us and we need to take heed. :-)

~peace and blessings~

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

4,599 votes.....

pic taken from www.nashvillecitypaper.com
... is a huge margin to win by, but that's exactly what mayor-Elect Karl Dean did to take the win as Cashville's new Head HMIC (head mayor in charge :-)

What do u guys think? Do u have faith that he will do what he said he would do? Quality education? Have Nashville's best interest at heart? hmmm

I wish I could have been at the Adventure Science Museum election night to join in the festivities. I absolutely love the fact that his first comment was about education, families, and cheerleading the cause of Nashville to have the best educational system possible.

But then again, dont they all say that? hmmm

And would u looky looky here, Nashville has a woman vice-mayor! hmmmmm. Will she be too sensitive? Will her and dean working together help move our education system along at a faster pace? Or will she be tough as nails and do what she has to do to play in a "man's world"?? ?

what about public safety?

Nows time to walk the walk. We the people voted for you. Are children are depending on you. Now What?

Noose Hung At University of Maryland

It's getting beyond serious yall. Check this new "noose hanging" situation in Maryland. They playing with fire!!

Info taken from ABC news site

Friday, September 7, 2007

Jena 6 update


Charges were reduced Tuesday, September 5, 2007 for three of the Jena Six.

The charges against Jones and Shaw were reduced to aggravated 2nd-degree battery and conspiracy to commit the same. On Tuesday, Bell’s conspiracy conviction was vacated (canceled by court order), in a hearing that began at 1 p.m. and ended late in the afternoon.

Bell’s lawyer Louis Scott, had sought to get the conviction tossed out, but that motion failed. The motion for a new trial also failed, said Marcus Jones, Bell’s father. (*dis some bs*)

“We wished we could have gotten everything we wanted, but we were glad to get one out of three,” Jones told BlackAmericaWeb.com. By having the conspiracy charge dropped, Jones said the potential sentence for his son would be less.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Justice for Jena

The year, 2007. What started in 2006 has come to a head. An ugly head of flat out stupid injustice. The incident Blatant Racism. Jena, Louisiana In September 2006, a group of African American high school students in Jena, Louisiana, asked the school for permission to sit beneath a "whites only" shade tree. ~insert~~WTH?!~~~ There was an unwritten rule that blacks couldn't sit beneath the tree. The school said they didn't care where students sat. The next day, students arrived at school to see three nooses (in school colors) hanging from the tree.

Oh, but the story does not end there. Fights broke out, white youth arrested and suspended, suspension reversed. White male pulls gun out on 3 black men. Black men wrestle the gun away and THEY, the black students, are charged with attempted murder, EXPELLED from school, and facing 8 years in prison. The original sentence was 22 years. So far only Mychel Bell, star athlete, pro football bound has been sentenced and sits in jail. What happened to the white students involved?

They graduated High School and are living happy and free.

The photo story below as taken from a post presented by Michael Murphy. Please view the video and visit his site for up-to-date info.

It is our turn to do something for someone else. This is not far from home and it definitely affects everyone nationwide. Just think, this has been going on since 2006 and we knew nothing about it until August 2007. Actually, since they have a "white only" tree this means it never stopped. Don't be fooled. We are still in the south.

These babies could be our children. If not today, some day.

Please post your comments here at Yur Magazine. We would like to know what you think and what you want to do. Open for Discussion.

Sharpton doing what he do:

Other links:
NAACP www.naacp.org/get-involved/activism/alerts/110aa-2007-7-20/index.htm SIGN THE PETITION

Democracy Now! www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/10/1413228