Mychal Bell, one of the Jena Six, his conviction overturned, still sits in jail.

Black America web reports that Michal Bell, one of the Jena Six, is still in jail. And it’s not a juvenile facility either. Mychal Bell, 17, in jail since January, is unable to meet the $90,000 bond. On Friday, state appeals court threw out his conviction of aggravated battery, saying Bell shouldn’t have been tried […]

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Tzimmes and borscht.

Machu Picchu tour guide, Beto. “That’s mixing tzimmes with borscht,” my mom used to say. Yiddish for apples and oranges. Long posts have become difficult now that I’m back teaching. 95 students today. Yes, my think-tank friends. Some of us with views on education actually teach children. In a classroom no less. So, this is […]

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Three over coffee.

It was in the fifties this morning, but it was sunny. So if I sat in the sun and wore a sweatshirt, I could still have my coffee outside. Division Street looked sweet. Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through Washington today. There was some confrontations with the D.C. cops. The NY Times reported that Army […]

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Jena Six conviction overturned.

Black students couldn’t sit under the tree. With thousands of protesters planning to march on Jena, Louisiana on Thursday, the state appeals court vacated the conviction of one of the six black students who had been charged with murder. Louisiana’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, acting on an emergency defense appeal, ruled that the Mychal […]

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