Marissa Alexander

Stand Your Ground: Marissa Alexander is Finally Free

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 01, 2017

The Jacksonville woman jailed in 2012 for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband is now free. Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20... Read More

No federal charges for Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin death

George Zimmerman to Face No Federal Charges

by #teamEBONY   Feb 25, 2015

The Justice Department said Tuesday its independent investigation found "insufficient evidence" to charge George Zimmerman with federal civil rights violations in the shooting death... Read More

Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander Released From Prison, But Still Not Free

by #teamEBONY   Jan 30, 2015

The criminalization and continued prosecution of Marissa Alexander is the norm, not the exception, in how abuse survivors are treated. What’s exceptional is the... Read More

Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander Agrees to Plea Deal

by #teamEBONY   Nov 24, 2014

Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons, Marissa Alexander agreed Monday to... Read More

Rachel Jeantel

Rachel Jeantel Feels Blame for Zimmerman Verdict

by The Root   Jul 14, 2014

Nearly a year after Rachel Jeantel testified at George Zimmerman’s trial in the death of her friend, Trayvon Martin, she told CNN that she... Read More

Marissa Alexander

Florida to Pass “Warning Shot” Law

by The Grio   Apr 15, 2014

New law in Florida to consider warning shots as legal self-defense.  Florida governor Rick Scott is expected to sign new “warning shot” legislation that... Read More

Stand Your Ground Laws Incompatible with the Right to Life

Stand Your Ground Laws Incompatible with the Right to Life

by #teamEBONY   Mar 14, 2014

The Dream Defenders continued their fight against Stand Your Ground, meeting with the United Nations Human Rights Committee to discuss how the policy encourages... Read More

Stand Your Ground Rally Florida Tallahassee

Lucy McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis, Speaks Out Against Stand Your Ground

by The Grio   Mar 11, 2014

A march against Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law was held Monday at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee. Busloads who attended listened as Rev.... Read More

Marissa Alexander retrial another black mark on the record of Angela Corey

What Does Angela Corey Have Against Marissa Alexander?

by The Grio   Mar 05, 2014

State’s Attorney Angela Corey is having a very bad year. Her office has flubbed two high-profile murder trials and now the state’s attorney announced... Read More

Fed Up Floridians to Mark Opening of Legislative Session at the State's Capitol With Alternative State of the State Address

The Dream Defenders to Confront Florida Lawmakers about Systematic Injustice

by #teamEBONY   Mar 03, 2014

On March 4th, the first day of Florida's 2014 legislative session, youth and concerned Floridians will gather outside the Capitol to express concerns over... Read More