Today on NPRs News & Notes with host Farai Chideya, we discussed Mychal Bell, one of the teenagers involved in Louisiana’s Jena 6 case, who reportedly shot himself in the chest, in a suicide attempt, “Barack the Magic Negro,” and a new report finds the murder rate among black male teenagers on the rise.

I was on the show with fellow journalists Shaun King of Shaun in the City and Eric Brown of the Detroit News.

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And yes–the show is still scheduled to be cancelled in March.  If you haven’t signed the petition, please do so today.