In Jena Louisiana, six black students were charged with attempted
murder for beating up a white student after he racially taunted
and provoked them. The state prosecutor claimed the 'attempted
murder weapon' was a shoe. This has stirred up feelings of injustice
toward blacks that has been happening for decades, if not, centuries.
events in Jena should not be happening. This concern led Rhonda
Harper to organize a march of support in Hollywood. She is the
founder of Inkwell Surf & Skate Clothing Company. She is also
a Black Surfer.
chose to go and show our support as soon as we got word of the
events. Everything happened very quickly
We pulled out of San Francisco.
We met Rhonda and her crew at the Inkwell office to make marching
We were off to a good friend Rob's house who generously welcomed
us with only a few hours notice
We woke up for the 6:00am march down Sunset Blvd. We marched
and rallied for 2 hours
Darrick even made a speech.
We were on the road further south to Newport Beach to catch
Chris Dennis' competing. After the heat we had an enlightening
lunch with Chris and his friend Tova.
We were back on the road to San Francisco.