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Marissa Alexander Provides Details of Her Ordeal...

Marissa Alexander, the mother of three who served three years in a Florida prison for firing a warning shot at the ceiling to ward...

As the Nation Fights Back Against Police...

"Black Lives Matter." It’s a phrase that doesn’t mention a specific gender but automatically evokes anger and frustration about the recent string of young Black...

Court Case May Make It Easier to...

An appeal to the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday of the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, which worked to the benefit of George Zimmerman...

Marissa Alexander Accepts Plea Deal; Will Be...

Marissa Alexander, a Black mother of three who has been in an ongoing battle to gain her freedom after her arrest for firing a...

Marissa Alexander Is Under Strict House Arrest...

Though much of the public may be under the impression that she is walking free, Marissa Alexander actually remains under house arrest as she...

After Marissa Alexander Denied ‘Stand Your Ground’...

Justice for Marissa Alexander is proving elusive, after a Florida judge last week ruled that she couldn't use a "stand your ground" defense in...

‘Stand Our Ground Week’ Organized to Raise...

As the Aug. 1 court hearing for Marissa Alexander draws closer, supporters continue to stand by the side of the Florida woman who is...

Marissa Alexander Back in Court: Judge Postpones...

Attorneys for Marissa Alexander, the 33-year-old Florida mother who fired a “warning shot” at her husband who has a history of domestic violence, made...

5 Things White Women do That Black...

Black Women Are Not Permitted to Use Violence in Self-Defense Defenders of  "Stand Your Ground" laws often cite a woman's right to shoot her attacker...

Marissa Alexander Could See Her Sentence Tripled...

Due to a recent court decision, Marissa Alexander of Florida, whose imprisonment outraged many across the country, may be looking at a possible tripling...

Court Upholds Marissa Alexander’s Bond as Sheriff’s...

A Jacksonville judge has ruled that Marissa Alexander can remain free on bond after prosecutors accused her of violating her home detention by going...

Prosecutors Accuse Marissa Alexander of Violating Terms...

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has filed a motion to reverse Marissa Alexander’s release on bond after accusing Alexander of making unauthorized trips while...

Year in Review: Our 10 Most Inspiring...

9-Year-Old Nigerian Becomes World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Nigeria has come on the global scene in the information communication technology sector, as 9-year-old Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo,...

Marissa Alexander, Out On Bail, Spends Thanksgiving...

It's been a year-and-a-half since Marissa Alexander felt a Florida breeze whip across her face as a free woman. But although she's not yet...

Marissa Alexander Gets New Trial Date, Could...

Marissa Alexander, the African-American mother from Florida serving a 20-year sentence for self-defense, had a status hearing on Thursday morning. At the conclusion of the...

Appeals Court Grants Marissa Alexander New Trial...

Marissa Alexander, whose case has been compared with George Zimmerman's as an example of the injustice of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, is entitled...

Marissa Alexander Sentenced to 20 Years in...

As expected, the judge in the controversial Marissa Alexander case sentenced the Florida mom to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot...

Florida Woman Faces 20 Years In Controversial...

The same Stand Your Ground law that George Zimmerman is relying on in his defense was not effective at all in keeping Marissa Alexander...