Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander Might Face 60 Years in Prison

by Jezebel   Mar 03, 2014

Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was was convicted of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 20 years... Read More

“Stand Your Ground” Nation

Shoot First, Ask Questions Never: America, the Stand Your Ground Nation

by Slate   Feb 26, 2014

Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it’s become an article of faith that the rash of... Read More

'I Am Still Called by the God I Serve to Walk This Out'

Lucia McBath, the Mother of Jordan Davis, on Her Son’s Murder

by The Atlantic   Feb 25, 2014

Last Thursday, I took my son to meet Lucia McBath, because he is 13, about the age when a Black boy begins to directly... Read More

Angela Corey

An Open Letter to Angela Corey and the Legal Community

by #teamEBONY   Feb 21, 2014

We write this letter out of our deep commitment to racial equity, as well as in the principles of fairness upon which this country... Read More

The Logic of the Michael Dunn Jury

The Michael Dunn Jury: Born in the U.S.A.

by The Atlantic   Feb 20, 2014

As it stands, the facts hold that three jurors believed that the killing of Jordan Davis was just, and nine did not. My contention... Read More

Florida 'loud music' trial juror: 'I believed he was guilty'

Juror in Michael Dunn Murder Case Speaks

by Huffington Post   Feb 19, 2014

One of the jurors who convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder after he fired into an SUV during a fatal argument over loud music... Read More

Jordan Davis and Lucia McBath

Another Black Boy’s Life Interrupted

by The Atlantic   Feb 18, 2014

I'll be 39 in September, and it has taken all 39 of those years to learn how to learn. I never considered myself particularly... Read More

The Michael Dunn Mistrial: What Now?

What Happens to Michael Dunn Now?

by #teamEBONY   Feb 17, 2014

A mistrial? Dunn was convicted on three counts of second-degree attempted murder for shooting at, but not killing, the three other boys in the... Read More

Michael Dunn Jordan Davis

Fear of a Black Teen:
Race, Perception and the Law

by Lisa Bonner   Feb 17, 2014

In her closing argument in the Michael Dunn murder trial, prosecutor Erin Wolkfson said “Jordan Davis never had a chance.” She was partially right.... Read More

Marissa Alexander

July 28 New Date for Marissa Alexander’s Trial

by #teamEBONY   Feb 05, 2014

On Thursday, January 30, Marissa Alexander was granted a request to have her trial rescheduled for July 28th. Alexander's attorney, Bruce Zimet, said the... Read More