Mos Def Supports The 'Jena Six'

Rapper Mos Def is spearheading a campaign preventing six black students from being charged over an attack on a white schoolmate.

The hip-hop star - real name Dante Terrell Smith - has penned an open letter asking "African-Americans of influence, and all concerned parties" to join him in the "fight against racial inequality and show solidarity for these young people, who are being treated very harshly by the law".

Four members of the group face aggravated second-degree battery and conspiracy charges resulting from an attack on the student in Jena, Louisiana. Two of the teenagers have been charged with attempted murder.

Source: Starpulse