Mychal Bell recently graduated this year from Southern University with a degree in Education. And while this seems like a small accomplishment, let us remind you where Bell is from.
He’s one of the now-infamous, “Jena Six,” this means that Bell was one of the six Black students at Jena High School in Central Louisiana who was arrested after a school fight in which a White student ended up beaten and suffered a concussion and bruising. Bell, along with his five friends were charged with attempted murder and conspiracy, facing up to 100 years in prison without parole, even though the fight initially started because one of the White students went to get a gun. So anything after that was self-defense.
The catalyst for the entire exchange was because…
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