Mos Def Calls for Student Walk Out in Support of the “Jena 6”

mos-def2.jpgMos Def, Talib Kweli and M1 of the group dead prez are calling for a national student walk out in support of the “Jena 6.” The act of protest is being organized in conjunction with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Sankofa Community Empowerment, Change the Game, the National Hip Hop Political Convention and student leaders from 50 campuses across the country. The case of the “Jena 6,” and the overwhelming response from the group’s supporters, has attracted worldwide attention. Last week, thousands of protestors flocked to the small Louisiana town to demand justice for the accused. Scheduled for Monday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m., the main aim of the walk out is to demand the release of Mychal Bell, the only member of the 6 that remains incarcerated. If Bell has not been released by 12:00 p.m. on that day, participants have been instructed to walk out of their classrooms and schools. Other demands include:

All charges against the “Jena 6” be dropped.

The immediate release of Mychal Bell The United States Department of Justice to convene an immediate inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the arrests and prosecutions of the “Jena 6.”

Judge Mauffray to be recused from presiding over Bell ‘s juvenile court hearings or other proceedings.

The Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel to investigate Reed Walters for unethical and possibly illegal conduct.

The Louisiana Judiciary Commission investigate Judge Mauffray for unethical conduct.

The Jena School District superintendent to be removed from office.

For more information on the “Jena 6” case and the walkout, visit http://mxgm.org/web/jena-6/walk-out-support-the-jena-6.html.

  • cham20

    AT THIS POINT, TRY ANYTHING!! THIS JENA SHIT IS REALLY OUTTA HAND YO!

  • Raw

    Yo, I think its cool to support the brothas, But no reason for you to risk your education and what your theyre for and thats to learn so we can overcome this garbage and be the lawyers and the judges so this type of thing can be balanced and we as blacks can have some empowerment in this type of bullshit.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Walk outta class for the Jena 6? Umm maybe. Walk outta class if somebody was giving me some Money? Umm Totally dude! This isn’t the Era for all that Civil Rights Movement stuff, even though the demonstrations in Jena were semi-successful, they got Mr. Mychael Bell a Indefinitely “You-Staying-Your-Black-Ass-In-Jail-Card”, but nobody during the duration of the March acted a fool or “Showed They Blackness” as my Granny would say. This stuff is complicated, you want some College Students to stage a “Walk Out” for Jena, I bet some Negroids gonna be in the Streets blastin DJ UNK talkin bout “Walk It Out!”

  • REALLY

    I’m telling all my peoples about this! Even my little brothers in school.

  • MOEBG CEO

    This is great. I love what Mos Def is doing. We need just a few more big name people in the entertainment community to jump in and help out. Mos Def is an undeniable leader. Racism is prevalent again. It makes me sick to my stomach hearing about all this bullshit in the year 2007, almost 2008. I hope these talk shows talk about this case and get off of Michael Vick. This story is so fucked up. I hope the people who are holding Michael Bell get what they have coming. The crooked people in Louisiana need to be hung.

  • BAY BOI

    FIRST bitches!!! fuck all them racist mothafuckas..i read about this story last week..fuck anybody BLACK or WHITE that’s racist & im out

  • stoneyisland

    Mos Def this is one of the stupidest fucking ideas I have heard, where was the walk out when them four black college students got assissinated in NJ, there you had a group of brothers trying to better them selves unlike these knuckled headed ass fools in Jena. Black people especially are kids need to be in school trying to learn something instead of walking out of class because Mos Def say so. My kids will be in school Mr. Def, where they belong, trying to educate themselves. You and M1 may have honorable intentions but wrong is wrong my brother, them young ass kids in Jena all have extensive records, they aint no saints, they aint worth marching through Selma for. We as black people have to start picking more worthy causes to take up arms in. We should have all planned this walk out when Bush got re-elected. Not now. The system is fucked up every black person knows that shit, so if you out there doing dirt and get caught up then take your medicine like a fucking man. Dont do the crime if you cant do the time.

  • sleep

    Have they seen the graduation rate these niggas don’t go the school anyway.so they need a new idea.

  • The REAL Real Talk

    Yes there is racism in this case, but NO the charges should not necessarily be dismissed. The black students aren’t necessarily victims.

    After looking over the facts, I see that both white students and black students assaulted each other. Therefore both should be charged with some form of assault. When the system JUST went after the black students THAT was racism, because it FAVORED the white students. There could be further racism involved if the black students charges were more severe than usual, as I heard an attempted murder charge was brought up and these students have spent the last year or so in prison. This could be the result of racism and should be looked into as it applies to the law, but as I see the facts right now, these students are still not victims. The white kids commited a crime. The black kids committed a crime. Both are guilty.

    If a Chinese guy kills a black guy, and a white guy kills a Hispanic guy…. and the Chinese killer gets charged and NOT the white guy…. That is racism… because they favored the white person. BUT the Chinese guy is not a victim. He has still committed a crime. Both should be punished.

    Feel me? Yall know I’m right too. That’s why they call me Real Talk. And I’m the REAL Real Talk, I seen people postin wit my name. Fuck you bitches.

  • Boosey

    4th

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  • http://50cent.com cheddamelt

    This is great.
    From SOUTH AFRICA THE MOTHERLAND
    FREE THE JENA 6
    FREE THE JENA 6
    FREE THE JENA 6

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  • c. gabi

    uhh, yeah, no. student walk out? not a good idea. as if being in class isn’t important. not only that, but thousands of students missed class last week to go to jena to protest. i’m a little confused as to what purpose a student walk out is going to serve…other than low attendance records. real smart, mos.

  • LDBL

    StoneyIsland, I think you need to get YOUR ass back in school. You’re points are not well thought out and your grammar is ridiculous. It’s your type of thinking that has gotten this country where it is today. “Let’s just sit back and watch as the system continues to fuck us minorities, cause we can’t do shit about it.” Fuck that.

  • FREE JENA 6

    stoneyisland…. u dumb mutha fuucckkaa, the 4 people that was shot in NJ wasn’t assasinated over something that was racial…and my sympathy goes out 2 they family….but for you to post a stupid ass comment, maybe your kids need to be put in the same position as the “JENA 6″ and I bet you won’t be speakin that dumbness…Clown ass nigga, this is injustice…i don’t condone what they did beating up the white boy…but the charges don’t fit the crime..and alot of other BS took place before it got to this level towards them…A white man broke a bottle over the head of 1 of the JENA 6….NO JAIL TIME, PROBATION…and only one of these boys had a record…do some more research because the same white boy they beat up…was expelled from school later that year for bringing a shotgun to school..NO JAIL TIME…..Racial injustice to the Fullest…white boys commit a crime a get slapped on the wrist…Blacks commit a crime…And its lock the black mutha up an throw away the key….I WISH THE WORST ON YOUR KIDS FOR EVEN POSTING A DUMB ASS COMMENT BECAUSE U OBVIOUSLY HAVE NOT FOLLOWED THE CASE…STOP TALKIN OUT YA ASS

  • janeywb

    Dayum CHICAGO PAPI…You gotta be a dumb young ass nigga. Fuck the idea that we don’t in the civil right movement era, but DAYUM…the kids in the Jena 6 were discriminated against, and we as a people need to stand up about it.

  • Casper

    You know this will be a good excuse for even white kids to cut class

  • MOST DEFINITLY

    MOS THINKS HE’S GHANDI

  • sudan EZ

    chicago papii

    go fuck off
    this is not the era
    bitch shut the hell up
    u monkey ass lazy no good rotten money wantin fool
    people like u give all us a bad name

    u can go shoot your self now.
    all niggas check the first guy.

  • mag

    Mos Def. Hot shit.

    Listen up, Im not sayin that these people arent saints. They probably arent. But it doesnt matter. If the black folks sit under a TREE and then nooses get hanged up my brother. & then the superintendent dismissed the nooses as a “prank,” Then the fucking District Attorney came to the school followed by the town’s police and demanded that the students end their protest, telling them, “I can be your best friend or your worst enemy… I can take away your lives with a stroke of my pen.”

    Listen. Thats where i cross the line, Last time i checked tree’s arent white. HA there black wtf is wrong wit yall.
    and to yall niggas leaving ya kids in school. fuck you. If were going to let this slide. As well as iraq, then what can they NOT get away with.

    I will not walk out of school.
    Cuz i live in VA. Theres no reason to walk out of school for me. But brother please beleive i will set this message out. Im going to make flyers right now and send them out throughout my school. I will send many emails to my governor about this. Please believe i will do my part.

  • Tre The Truth

    CHICAGO PaPii Says:

    September 27th, 2007 at 8:55 am
    Walk outta class for the Jena 6? Umm maybe. Walk outta class if somebody was giving me some Money? Umm Totally dude! This isn’t the Era for all that Civil Rights Movement stuff, even though the demonstrations in Jena were semi-successful, they got Mr. Mychael Bell a Indefinitely “You-Staying-Your-Black-Ass-In-Jail-Card”, but nobody during the duration of the March acted a fool or “Showed They Blackness” as my Granny would say. This stuff is complicated, you want some College Students to stage a “Walk Out” for Jena, I bet some Negroids gonna be in the Streets blastin DJ UNK talkin bout “Walk It Out!”

    Actually they just released him you sorry ass piece of excuse for a fucking human being. That goes to show how much you care about ya own shit. Only a dumb nigga would say something ignorant like you

  • iliveonce

    STONEYISLAND!!! YOUR racisist insecure WHITE ass OR YOUR AN UNEDCUATED IDENTITY CRISIS INFLICTED NEGRO!! ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO!!!! SOME BLACK PEOPLE stood up!! for your PUNK ASS KISSING ASS!!!. NOW YOU FEEL LIKE YOU can talk shit!!! LOOK here some uncle time ass kissing punks, uneducated about self black men and women didnot TAKE A STAND IN THE PAST EITHER… YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER PROBABLY WAS OF THAT SOFT PUSH OVER WEAK KIND ALSO!! IF SOME PEOPLE DIDNOT TAKE A STAND IN THE PAST YOUR PUNK ASS WOULD BE DRINGKING FROM A BLACKS ONLY WATER FOUNTAIN AND YO WOULD BE SITTING IN THE BACK OF THE BUS AND BE GETTING WATER HOSED!!!!! DOWN.. FUCK YOU AND ANY OTHER BLACK OR BROWN PEOPLE WHO ARE FOR KISSING ASS!!!.. I RESPECT THE KLU KLUX KLAN MORE THAN YOU BECAUSE A LEAST !! I KNOW WHAT THEY STAND FOR YOU.. I HATE THEM BUT EVEN MORE I HATE A BLACK MAN OR WOMAN WITH THE MIND AND HEART OF A WHITE RACIST… YOU’LL GET SIFTED OUT!!!

    DO YOUR THANG MOS DEF , AND ALL ACTIVIST!!!

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