3.07.2009

Mychal Bell Speaks during My Speaking Engagement at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans

(Photo by Jordan Flaherty)

On Friday, March 6, I was a guest speaker at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans at an event sponsored by the Blacks Law Student Association, Human Rights Law Society, and the Public Interest Executive Committee. Prior to my talk, we watched the screening of a Jena 6 documentary which was phenomenal and one of the best ones I have watched.

I was then introduced by local community activist Emily Ratner, who worked hand and hand with law student Annie Johnson to make my appearance happen. I spoke on my role in the Jena 6 story from a journalistic and mobilization perspective. I also spoke on the importance of lawyers in the movement, the power of The Final Call Newspaper and Min. Farrakhan's recent call for accepting responsibility to build our communities.



But the greatest moment for me as well as for the audience was when I put Mychal Bell of the Jena Six on my cell phone to do a Q&A session with the audience. Boy they got excited! Mychal fielded questions about his upcoming graduation, legal matters, the media pressure, and how he think they can better serve people who face injustices.

Great and unforgettable moment. Thanks Mychal Bell and everyone at Tulane wishes you the best.

10 comments:

  1. You are doing awesome work Brother Jesse! Minister Farrakhan would be proud to know that one of his writers is going far and beyond just writing stories!

    This blog is a true witness to the power of Elijah!

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  2. You are not playing brother jesse! Keep it up! the people need it.

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  3. I am sure the Tulane Law Students enjoyed you as I have before.

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  4. Awe man I wish I could have heard Mychal Bell!...and you too Brother Jesse (smile)

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  5. Sister StephanieMarch 7, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Great Brother Jesse! Fresh off of working hard at Saviours' Day and you didn't waste anytime getting back to work! Now, that's the mark of a true follower of Elijah and Farrakhan!

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  6. Wow, Tulane Law School is predominately White! You must be an awesome speaker. Congrats man.

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  7. That is great that you got Mychal Bell on the phone...I am sure they were shocked by that. Good to know he is doing good.

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  8. Bro Obiozor Okeke MuhammadMarch 12, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Keep up the great work Bro Jesse, we're all so proud of you sir!

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  9. You make us proud!

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