Friday, September 21, 2007

The Jena 6 - Afrosphere in Action

A year ago, this might not have been possible. But with the advent of the Afrosphere, a "spontaneous" protest in support of the 6 accused in Jena, LA drew tens of thousands of people from around the country.

This after the story had been basically ignored by the mainstream media (with the notable exception of the Chicago Tribune's Howard Witt) for months, and is still apparently being ignored by the so-called progressive blogs.

Unfortunately, I was only able to be there in spirit today, so there's not much I can say that captures the essence of this moment better than some of the other members of the Afrosphere, so here are some links to their sites.

Demonstrators descend on Jena, Court to Weigh Bells Detention Monday

My heart is in Jena

Jena - GrassRoots Black Internet Activism

I know there's a whole lot more people out there on top of this, but that's enough to get you started. I've said it over an over again, but it bears repeating; this thing is powerful y'all. Let's keep it moving.

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