From the WaPo’s story on Civil Rights Organizations:

When six black teenagers in Jena, La., were being prosecuted as adults last year in the beating of a white classmate, the local branch of the NAACP played a small role in defending their rights, but it was Color of that secured their release.

Activist Al Sharpton learned about the Jena incident on the radio long after it started. Radio talk-show host Michael Baisden ranted about Jena throughout his program and helped organize bus tours to the town.

Said Miller: “What would happen if W.E.B. Du Bois or Marcus Garvey had a laptop?” Du Bois helped found the NAACP in 1909, and Garvey, a rival, started a back-to-Africa movement around the same time. “As you know with the African American community, we got to this stuff late.”

Huh. Black radio…Color of Change…word…But are they missing anyone who might have had a hand in getting that event together?

It’s okay. Ask Sharpton and the NAACP right now whether they think black blogs are worth ignoring. Plus the WaPo doesn’t actually like blogs that aren’t run by right-wing nutbags peddling conspiracy theories.

And what’s with the CP time as the kicker?

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