The following is a press release from the AfroSpear. The AfroSpear community now includes over 90 blogs, each demonstrably furthering the goals and objectives of the AfroSpear in ways both common and unique.
The AfroSpear has developed into a think tank with Diaspora-wide influence. It focuses on the discussing issues, exchanging ideas and creating strategies, with the objective of developing concrete and viable solutions to tackle the concerns relating to those of African descent worldwide.
1). “AfroSpear bloggers and our audiences will continue to assert our role as forceful advocates of equal justice for Blacks in the American justice system.”
2. "Although the charges against Mychal D. Bell have been reduced, it still is not equal justice when a Black student receives an eighteen month prison sentence while the white students are not penalized at all for their offenses."
3). "We will continue to insist that ALL ADULT AND JUVENILE CHARGES AGAINST ALL 6 DEFENDANTS be dropped and foreclosed for the future, and that de jure and de facto segregation be ended at Jena High School."
4). "This victory shows that Blacks armed with blogs can confront injustice and win. Our readers, those who marched to Jena, oppose unequal justice in Jena and everywhere such outrages occur."
5). "We have to ask ourselves whether the final result in this criminal case is what it would have been if Mychal D. Bell were white. We know that it isn't. Black young people in Jena should not go to jail while white students commit the same acts with impunity."
6). "This is still not equal justice, because white students who committed armed assault, and terroristic acts in this case still have not been charged at all." (One white person confronted Black students with a firearm at a variety store, and white students hung three nooses on school grounds and were not criminally charged at all.)