We’re so happy that Marissa Alexander made it home and while she is on house arrest, there’s nothing more important to the mother of three (who served three years time for firing a warning shot at her husband Rico Gray) than the time she’s able to spend with her children. Alexander was facing 60 years, […]

We have all gotten to know Marissa Alexander as a Black mother of two from Florida who fired a warning shot at her abusive husband and ended up behind bars facing 20 years in prison. According to local Jacksonville News 4, the 34-year-old has now been released from jail to spend the remainder of her […]


You may not remember her name, but you remember the incident. In 2012, out of Jacksonville, Florida, Marissa Alexander held a gun that she shot in the air towards her ex-husband Rico Gray (and his two sons) in retaliation of enduring a long, abusive relationship with him. Her sentence for the act has now been […]

The June revision to Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground Law won’t be able to help Marissa Alexander. It was decided last Friday that the Florida woman would not be shielded from prosecution under the updated law, which permits people to fire warning shots as a threat to use deadly force in situations where they believe […]

I am overwhelmed with happiness over the support that Marissa Alexander continues to receive. In 2010, after firing a warning shot to ward off her abusive husband, Alexander is now facing 60 years in prison. Her August 1st trial is drawing near and activists will be banning together in Jacksonville, Florida from Friday, July 25 […]

Marissa Alexander, the mother of three who was convicted of aggravated assault after firing a warning shot during a scuffle with her abusive husband, has to wait until December 1 for a retrial because of questions about whether a new Florida bill could be used retroactively in her case. Alexander was previously denied for a […]

A Texas father accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy he caught hiding in his teenage daughter’s bedroom early Thursday morning might not face any charges, according to an area prosector. Local officers are currently preparing a case to present to the grand jury. “What was going on in the person’s mind at the time […]

The parents of Black slain teens Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis have teamed up with  Rev. Al Sharpton and radio entertainer Tom Joyner to lead a rally today against Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, will lead a march on March 10 in Tallahassee beginning at 9:30 a.m. from the […]

The jury tasked with deciding the fate of Michael Dunn, a Florida man accused of shooting a Black teenager to death over loud music, resumed deliberations today. The five men and seven women, all of whom will remain isolated and hidden away until a verdict is made, had reportedly met for more than three hours […]

Today, the court upheld Marissa Alexander’s bond release, which means she is allowed to continue her house arrest and remain with her children and family until her new trial begins on March 31st. State Prosecutor Angela Corey filed a motion alleging that Alexander broke the conditions of her release by making unauthorized trips outside her […]

Judge James Daniel has decided to push Marissa Alexander’s bond hearing back to January 15, 2014. The hearing was to determine whether or not the 33-year-old mother of two should be granted bail as she awaits her new trial on March 31, 2014. Marissa’s legal team argued that she is no longer a “threat” to […]

Drama ensued on the Marissa Alexander trial hearing when supporters tried to attend to show Marissa she has people who are behind her. Ten police officers stood in the courtroom, while three rows of seats in the courtroom were unfilled and a number of supporters were denied entry to the hearing. Several groups had to […]