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Jena 6

Five Years After Racial Incident That Rocked The Nation, The Jena Six Move On

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

JENA, La. — One wants to be a lawyer. One, a soldier. Another, a sports agent. Some don't care to talk about their future or that part of their ...

Louisiana Civil Rights Activist Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

On March 31, a jury convicted Catrina Wallace of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Wallace received five years for each count, to be served consecutively.

Civil Rights Activist Convicted in Drug Trial, Faces Decades Behind Bars

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Civil rights activist Catrina Wallace, who received national attention for her role in organizing protests around the Jena Six case, was convicted today of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Did a White Sheriff and District Attorney Orchestrate a Race-Based Coup in a Northern Louisiana Town?

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jordan Flaherty

In Waterproof, Louisiana, the African American mayor and police chief assert that they have been forced from office and arrested as part of an illegal coup carried out by an alliance of white politicians.

Jena Sheriff Seeks Revenge for Civil Rights Protests

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Sheriff Scott Franklin of Jena says he is trying to rid his community of drugs. Critics say he is pursuing a vendetta against the town's Black community.

'Jena 6' Defendants Walk With No Jail Time

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JENA, La. — Five members of the Jena Six pleaded no contest Friday to misdemeanor simple battery and won't serve jail time, ending a case that t...

"Jena Six" Teen Shoots Himself

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — One of the central figures in the 2007 Jena Six civil rights case never gave up pursuing his football career, even after his well-...

"Reform," Bobby Jindal Style

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

We may be on the brink of inaugurating a black president, but the miscarriage of justice unfolding in Louisiana with the case of the Angola 3 tells a different story about race, power and accountability.

Held Suspect

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

I don't remember how old I was the first time it happened. I couldn't have been more than ten years old. We were in Philadelphia -- my mother, my youn...

White Separatists Protest MLK Day In Jena

Time | Mary Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About 50 white separatists protested the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday in this tiny town, which was thrust into the spotlight months ago by 20...

Media Myths About The Jena 6

Christian Science Monitor | Craig Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they've all heard the story of the "Jena 6." White students hanging nooses barely p...

"Jena 6" Case Spurs Copycats

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the campus of the University of Maryland, where a third of the students are minorities, a noose is found hanging from a tree in front of a building...

Students Post "Jena 6" Blackface Reenactment On Facebook

Smoking Gun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A group of white Louisiana college students dressed in blackface and reenacted the "Jena 6" assault while a friend snapped photos and videotaped the s...

Jena Prosecutor Will No Longer Seek Adult Trial

Associated Press | DOUG SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A prosecutor confirmed Thursday that he will no longer seek an adult trial for a black teenager he once charged with attempted murder in the beating ...

Judge Denies Request To Release Jena Teen On Bail

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A judge on Friday denied a request to release a teenager whose arrest in the beating of a white classmate sparked this week's civil rights protest in ...

Amidst White Supremacist Backlash, Mayor Of Jena "Appreciates" Pro-White Group's "Moral Support"

Chicago Tribune | Howard Witt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

No sooner did tens of thousands of African-American demonstrators depart the racially tense town of Jena, La., last week after protesting perceived in...

Jesse Jackson: I Don't Recall Saying Obama Is "Acting Like He's White"

Chicago Sun Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday night he doubted a flare-up over a remark attributed to him about White House hopeful S...

Chi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday night he doubted a flare-up over a remark attributed to him about White House hopeful S...

Bowie Donates Thousands To Jena 6 Defense Fund

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

David Bowie has donated $10,000 to a legal defense fund for six black teens charged in an alleged attack on a white classmate in the tiny central Loui...