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9:25 AM PT: Just woke up and having read the comments feel I should update with this...

We should not jump to a conclusion that this attack was racially motivated.

Yes, Lester is a black man and the assailant is white, but until more information is available, we should not assume the attack was a result of race.

The timing of the assault during the dedication to Trayvon certainly gives rise to the thought, however.

Remember the Chambers Brothers? Lead singer Lester Chambers, 73, was attacked by a crazed woman while dedicating "People Get Ready" to Trayvon Martin at The Hayward Russell City Blues Festival in Hayward, California. Chambers was taken to an area hospital.

According to a Kurt Kangas Crowbar on Lester's Facebook page...

Lester is fine, just a bit sore and he will feel it tomorrow, the woman who attacked him was white and yelled something like "it's all your fault" before she hit him, he went down hard but was halfway caught by Barren, thank God, she was subdued by Police and taken away while the para-medics came and took him to a local Hospital where he went thru a series of cat scans, no broken bones, the only injury for now is a 8" scratch in the kidney area of his back and it's starting to swell. Thank you for all your well wishes, he will be up and running soon.
Lester has fallen on hard times recently and has been fighting Columbia Records for back royalties. Chambers is to release a new album soon. The sessions were funded by a Kickstarter project led by Alexis Ohanian (Reddit co-founder) after a recent post on Reddit went viral.

Video of "time has Come Today" below the fold

Originally posted to Z. Woof on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 01:54 AM PDT.

Also republished by Protest Music and An Ear for Music.

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