AfroSpear Press Release for September 20th Jena 6 Rally in Jena, LA

B has covered the rally in Jena on the 20th. The following is a press release from AfroSpear (a group that The SuperSpade is a member of) that gives a bit more information. We’re expecting this to be one of the largest demonstrations in the history of the state of Louisiana. I encourage as many of you that can go to go.

The entire release is below.

One Love. One II

For Immediate Release

In response to Black bloggers and activists national call for a Jena Six Justice March, AfroSpear activist blogger Eddie G. Griffin (BASG) foresees as many as 50,000 marchers in Jena, Louisiana on September 20, demanding justice for six Blacks youths who were charged criminally after opposing segregation in Jena, Louisiana.

Senator Barack Obama has said:

“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; it’s America’s problem.” Eddie G. Griffin (BASG): Obama Demands Fairness in Jena Six Case

50,000 marchers at the September 20 Jena Six Justice March will exceed the population of Jena, Louisiana by a factor of 16:1. Even if Jena were not antagonistic toward the rights of Black citizens and those who march in their support (they supported David Duke’s senate campaign by a wide margin), Jena’s public safety officials – traffic, police, fire and ambulance – would not be equipped to provide public safety services for a march this large. In fact, this will be the largest public gathering in the history of Jena, Louisiana.

We in the AfroSpear proactively demand that Louisiana’s Governor Blanco organize state level public safety preparations for this march, just as she should have done but failed to do in advance of Hurricane Katrina. It is foreseen that tens of thousands of people will march for justice in Jena, and the state government must make public safety provisions for the marchers and local citizens.

AfroSpear bloggers who are going to Jena are being asked to bring digital cameras and video recorders so that we can immediately post stories on the Internet and provide footage to major news organizations, immediately distributing photographs and links to Youtube film footage through the AfroSpear associated press newsgroup. Photographs and film footage will immediately be distributed nationally and internationally through AfroSpear blogs.

The September 20 Jena Justice March will be the largest march of historic proportions both organized and reported by the Afrosphere to date. The AfroSpear is making every preparation for a safe and orderly march. We call upon Governor Blanco to assume responsibility for public safety with equal seriousness and diligence.

Francis L. Holland, Esq., AfroSpear Blogger

Francis L. Holland, Esq.



About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

14 responses to “AfroSpear Press Release for September 20th Jena 6 Rally in Jena, LA”

  1. Shirley Holland says :

    I will be there with camera in hand.

  2. Anonymous says :

    Amazing what people will do to get 6 blacks off from trying to murder a white boy, but if the shoe was on the other foot you’d all be crying “RACISM!!!”

    The Jena 6 need to be locked up for the rest of their lives!

  3. White boy says :

    That is a shame, 50,000 niggers and I dont think I can get a bomb planted that fast.

  4. Inga says :

    The Jena 6 coons need to be publicly hanged. They tried to KILL a white student. I’d like to see some sympathy towards him and his family but it’s got to be all about the NIGGERS huh? You fucking apes just can’t take responsibility for your own inadequacies. And you wonder why some people are racist? Your crime statistics speak for themselves. Healthy white people don’t want to live around you, first of all you abuse social services, you don’t work, you are 700% more likely to rape, carjack, be discharged from the army, to drop out of highschool and the average nigger I.Q. is 70! You don’t hold white people in contempt, you are envious of us. Just admit it. Jiggaboo.

  5. JC says :

    bunch of fuckinJCg nigers

  6. Anonymous says :

    So basically niggers should be allowed to do whatever they please without any retribution or punishment. Whites are attcked evry day by blacks all over the owrld and the media keeps it nice and quiet but when a blacks are suddenly held to take responsibility for their actions,…..ooooh! It’s racism. And you wonder why Africa is such a fucking mess.

  7. D . J .Hatcher says :

    I think all crimes should be fair not one punishment for whites and one punishment for blacks. You’re crying unfair, what about when the gun was pulled on the black kid at the store and he tried to defend himself by taking the gun away. The black was arrested for STEALING the weapon but the white kid got nothing… What kind of bulls… is that? People will only turn the other cheek for so long…..

  8. Rob says :

    So Six Negros commit attempted murder on a young white kid and people are supporting the negros? Its a sad state of affairs when you prop up the attacker. When negros start chimping out there in Jena. I hope the whites in town have their guns clean and loaded, their going to need them. Maybe a few more nooses should be strung up on main street just to let the negros who is incharge.

  9. stacy says :

    For those who are using the word negros and niggers: those are the reason you get beat the f**k up. if you watch your mouth you wont get hit in it. blacks don’t go around and call you crakers so lay off. there’s more of them then you and there better fighter’s so watch what comes out your mouth

  10. Anonymous says :

    they were wrong for jumping him it should of been a one on one now the got to deal with the punishment but 15 years for a fight is crazy

  11. Marisa says :

    I am so proud to be an American today, we have come together as a UNITED FRONT and stood up for what we believe in! Change starts with an individual and gets spread through the masses. For everybody that attended the rally I commend you! I also have to add that It is really sad that in this day in age some of you are so ignorant and think this situation is all right. Calling people Negros and Niggers and hanging nooses, it just goes to show how stupid your parents really are to raise such foul offspring… I swear some people should never be allowed to give birth. ANY DOG IN THE STREET CAN GIVE BIRTH, BUT IT TAKES A REAL WOMAN TO RAISE A CHILD AND INSTILL PROPER VALUES.

  12. Thomas says :

    Lets all go have a cold beer and watch the game.

  13. Concerned Citizen says :

    When will African Americans stop supporting the race-baiting, media hungry gluttons of Shstpton and Jackson. This is a clear cut case of student violence and hopefully justice will be served when those partaking in the beating are brought to court and given the proper punishment. Race may have been the cause but whites now suffer the inequality when it comes to justice in court.

  14. Curiously Watching says :

    If this were reversed, it would all be cries of racism but now that the blacks did the beating, it’s purely considered justice? No!
    Let’s hope they get a stiff sentence to dissuade this kind of violence again by either side.
    As for the comment below about the n-word…When rappers stop using it then so will I. Call me cracker, it means nothing since we are bigger than the words we are called. This is a free country, at least it used to be before everything brought up by minorities has all come down to inequality.

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