Earlier this week we brought you an update on the Jena 6, a case involving six black teens who are facing lengthy prison sentences for standing up to racism at their small-town Louisiana high school. We reported that sentencing for Mychal Bell -- one of the defendants who was convicted last month by an all-white jury of aggravated second-degree battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated second-degree battery -- was scheduled for July 31.

It turns out that Bell's sentencing has been rescheduled to Sept. 20. However, a mass protest over the case is still set to take place on July 31. To learn more about the protest, to sign another petition for justice, and/or to contribute to the defense committee, click here.

Donations for the defense may also be sent via regular mail to Jena 6 Defense Committee, PO BOX 2798, Jena, LA 71342. For more information on the case and to receive regular updates, e-mail jena6defense [at] gmail.com.