Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Concerned Blogosphere Launches Grassroots Virtual March in Support of Jena 6

Add your site as a Jena 6 Virtual Marcher in the comments of this post


Concerned Blogosphere Launches Grassroots Virtual March in Support of Jena 6

Virtual March Press Release at

Hartford, CT, September 19, 2007 --( The Blogosphere recently took matters into their own hands when they saw the lack of coverage for the Jena 6 case in mainstream media. A day of blogging was coordinated with the intent of magnifying the voices of 'the people', while also requesting that the mainstream media share the story of the miscarriage of justice that has taken place in the Jena 6 case, with their mass audiences . A press release was issued to notify the media, and on Thursday August 30, 2007 the "Day of Blogging for Justice" took place. On the very same day of the event, MSNBC stepped up and aired a 5 minute segment on the Jena 6 case. They have also continued to cover the story online.

The Blogosphere's 'Afrosphere Jena 6 Coalition' is again coordinating another show of support and concern with an online Virtual March which will act as an unofficial companion and alternative to the efforts announced by the Color of Change for a March in Jena Louisiana that will be led by Michael Baisden and Al Sharpton on September 20, 2007 for those who cannot make it to the physical March and also for those who wish to double and triple their efforts.

Interested bloggers, webmasters, and social networking profile owners are asked to take a picture of themselves holding a sign that displays a message of support and demand for justice such as 'Free the Jena 6'. As an added measure, if possible, Virtual Marchers are asked to wear black as Marchers in Louisiana will be doing on September 20th. The digital photos can then be posted to visible sidebar areas on their blogs, sites, profiles and anywhere else they feel it will send a constant message that 'the people' are standing against racism in the justice system and elsewhere. Virtual Marchers are asked to keep displaying the pictures on their profiles until true justice has been served for all of the Jena 6, as a show of solidarity.

Those who don't have digital cameras can check with their local office supply stores. Most office supply stores will scan a photo and save it to a disk that can hold the file needed to upload to the internet. After that, Image hosting services like can store the photos and generate a code Virtual Marchers can use on their profiles. If there are no office supply stores in the area, other Virtual Marchers who have access to scanners will likely accept photos through the mail, scan them, then email them back.

Kenneth Caine, chairman of the Nashville Black Covenant Coalition, who organized in Nashville for the rally, stated that the March in Louisiana "represents solidarity with those young brothers. It also speaks to our collective plight."

"The hope is that the Virtual March in addition to other acts of collective standing will register as a message that 'the people' are aware of the evils these young men have encountered, and are also aware that theirs is not truly an isolated incident. This March is therefore symbolic of our refusal as aware individuals to allow these evils to befall people of color, or people targeted for any reason of systematic prejudice. Many have shed blood and stood strong against tyranny, and it is up to us to honor those sacrifices," advises Daz, a coordinator of the Virtual March.

More information can obtained by typing 'Virtual March' in search at: (The Grassroute) , and also by visiting

Contact Info:

Daz Wilson
for The Grassroute

Yobachi Boswell

Other Jena 6 News (will be updated):

Ny Daily News Coverage of The September 20th Jena March

Blogs Help Drive Jena Protest

Virtual March and Other Activities for Jena 6

Mychal Bell Still Not Free Though Adult Charges Have Been Dropped

Jena DA and Judge don't show up to Mychal Bell's Hearing

Were there really 6 Jena students on 1? Eyewitness accounts have been inconsistent apparently and the assaulted student cannot identify his attackers... So where is the evidence that is keeping Mychal in Jail?


PurpleZoe said...

You can sign up here and add the link to the site where your Virtual March Jena Six pic will be hosted.

UltravioletUnderground will also add links it finds of Virtual Marchers.

Thankyou for your stand!
You are a part of the solution.

PurpleZoe said...

Francis Holland and family are participating:

Zakiya said...

I am participating

Blackamazon said...

Blackamazon( Having Read the Fine Print)

b. medusa said...

i am participating


drakyn said...

Drakyn here:

Ravenmn said...

I don't have a camera, so you'll have to imagine my image. I posted a bunch of links, thought at my spot! Thanks for doing this!

Thin Black Duke said...

My pic is up here.

--Kevin at Slant Truth.

Anonymous said...

My photo is up

Thanks for organizing this!

matttbastard said...

I've posted mine here.

Octogalore said...

My participating post is up. Thanks for organizing this!

andi said...

I am going to edit my post on this to direct folks here.

PurpleZoe said...

Thankyou for your stand!!!!!

All Marcher photos including a message superimposed onto the image or already a part of the image that reads: 'Free The Jena 6' in those words or their own will likely be added to future posts as an ongoing reminder to other possible Marchers.

Your actions are deeply meaningful.
Thankyou for your Virtual Marching, for reposting, sharing the link, and telling the story of the Jena 6.

May there be solidarity in seeking justice wherever there is injustice.


Mr. Kennerson added his:

elle said...

moi (my sister, actually), at elleabd dot blogspot dot com

der Skorpion said...

One more virtual marcher!

Villager said...

PurpleZoe - Well done!

PurpleZoe said...

Thanks DerSkorpion. If you have an address we can link to I'd love to post it.


Thankyou Villager for the encouragement.


PurpleZoe said...

Renegade Evolution is Standing!

I'll continue to post Virtual Marchers I happen upon ^_^
Please add your site if you're marching.
The march is ongoing.

Femigog said...

The Sable Eklektik

PurpleZoe said...

We're still marching!

Thankyou for your ongoing stand.
We see our voices and actions make a difference. Mychal Bell is free. Despite the denial Jena's DA is in...The stroke of his pen isn't making anyone disappear. It did make his biased behind visible though didn't it?

Truth and courage are on the rise, despite the intimidation tactics of those who feel 'less than' deep down inside and want to project that insecurity onto others...

No Justice, No Peace!

I'm still coming across marchers

Just found out Coop is marching:

Jessíca said...

My fotos are at