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    Rappers Mos Def, Common, More Urge Walk Out In Protest Of Jena 6
    Published Sunday, September 30, 2007 3:06 PM

    By Nolan Strong

    A number of rappers and activists will support Mos Def's call for a National Student Walk-Out tomorrow (Oct 1) in support of the Jena 6.



    In addition to Mos Def, rappers Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, M1, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Idris Elba, Pharoahe Monch, the Malcolm X Grassroots, the National Hip Hop Political Convention, The Hip Hop Association and student leaders from over 100 campuses will support the Jena 6 by walking out of class at 12:00 noon (Central time).



    The rappers and activists are asking students to peacefully walk out of class and rally either on campus or at other designated areas, in protest of the case.



    "This is the time for Black people to support the Jena 6, and call attention to the unequal treatment the criminal Justice system is dishing out not only in Jena Louisiana but across this nation," Mos Def said. "We all live in Jena. "



    A list of demands created by the organizations will be read at each of the organized rallies around the country.



    The group is calling for all charges against the Jena 6 to be dropped, to prevent Judge Mauffray from presiding over Bell's juvenile court hearings, that the Jena School District superintendent be removed from office and more.



    The "Jena 6" are six black students who were charged with assaulting a white teenager at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana after a series of racially motivated incidents.



    The students were initially charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit attempted murder in connection with the December 4 beating of a white student.



    The incident was the culmination of months of racial tension following a black Jena High School studentís request to the principal sit under an oak tree that was a frequent hang out for white students.



    A day after the request, sat under the tree, three nooses were found hanging from the branches. Although the schoolís principal recommended that those responsible for the nooses be expelled, the three white students were suspended for three days for the action, which was labeled as a "prank."



    Soon after, Justin Barker, a white student, was jumped by a group of students who knocked him unconscious while stomping and kicking him.



    Criminal charges were later directed towards the Jena 6, although the parents of the Jena 6 said they heard Barker was hurling racial epithets earlier.



    On Thursday (September 27), Mychal Bell, the last of the "Jena 6" behind bars, was released from custody after a juvenile his bail was reduced to $45,000.



    Over 15,000 demonstrators protested how the case was handled, claiming the black teens were being treated more harshly than the three white students who hung the nooses.



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    Werd, good 2 see Immortal Technique, Pharoahe Monch, Talib, and Common and etc... join tha movement. M1 been apart of it since tha beginning.
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    What Y'all Don't Realise Is, Even Though Its Fine And Dandy To You That They're Participating In This Event, It Isn't To Me.

    Only Rappers Im Supporting Are Bun B And Mos Def, They Were The Only Rappers Who Were Actually There....Practice What You Preach...This Applies To Rappers Too.

    And Yep, I Was There, So Boo-Yaaaaaaa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap View Post
    What Y'all Don't Realise Is, Even Though Its Fine And Dandy To You That They're Participating In This Event, It Isn't To Me.

    Only Rappers Im Supporting Are Bun B And Mos Def, They Were The Only Rappers Who Were Actually There....Practice What You Preach...This Applies To Rappers Too.

    And Yep, I Was There, So Boo-Yaaaaaaa.
    Cap, that was tha 20th with Bun B and Mos Def, plus Lyfe was there. What Mos Def is sayin now is that he wants Jena students, and all other students around tha United States to walk out of school by 12:00 PM Central Time if Mychal Bell isnt released. (But didnt some doctor post his bail and he got out on Thursday?)
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    I'm white but I'll walk my ass outta class,I support!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlando View Post
    Cap, that was tha 20th with Bun B and Mos Def, plus Lyfe was there. What Mos Def is sayin now is that he wants Jena students, and all other students around tha United States to walk out of school by 12:00 PM Central Time if Mychal Bell isnt released. (But didnt some doctor post his bail and he got out on Thursday?)
    I Know When It Was......I Was There. I Know What He's Saying, But I Don't Think The Other Rappers Have A Say If They Weren't In LA On The 20th.
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    Somebody put up Bell's bail money. They got it lowered to like $45,000 and someone paid it.

    With regards to the case, it's been handled terribly wrong. And the longer they treat the 6 dudes harshly, the worse it's gonna get.

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