Marissa Alexander

  Florida mother Marissa Alexander became the poster girl for domestic violence victims and their unfair treatment by the justice system. After facing up to 60 years behind bars for firing a single shot near her abusive husband she was unable to convince a jury she had feared for her life and spent three years in […]

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…

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…

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…

First Coast News is reporting Marissa Alexander, the woman who was sent to prison after firing two warning shots into the ceiling after a dispute with her ex-husband, has agreed to a plea deal and will be released from prison in January. The site reports: Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a […]

Regardless of how one feels about the stance For Harriet founder Kimberly Foster (pictured below) takes in her essay, “Why I Will Not March For Eric…

On Friday, Circuit Judge James H. Daniel denied Marissa Alexander’s request for a new Stand Your Ground hearing to seek immunity from prosecution under the law for…

Unfortunately, there’s bad news for Marissa Alexander. A Florida judge has denied Marissa Alexander a new self-defense hearing, finding that the recent addition of a “warning shot” provision to the state’s so-called Stand Your Ground law could not be applied retroactively, according to a report from Salon: The law allows a person to fire without […]

  In this edition of 3 Things You Should Know,  Jeff Johnson lets us know instead of Florida removing the “Stand Your Ground” law, they are trying to…

03/05/14- Roland Martin talks with Rep. Corrine Brown about the latest in the Marissa Alexander case and what needs to be done in order to repeal “Stand Your Ground” laws. [Read below] — ROLAND MARTIN: …Yes, so in Florida folks we have been covering this Marissa Alexander case and she is gonna be retried in […]

Marissa Alexander, 33, the Jacksonville mother of three who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband,…

All week-long on traditional and social media, in the break rooms at work, on the bus and on the train people will be analyzing the Michael Dunn verdict in the Jordan Davis murder.  CNN  even interviewed George Zimmerman. I don’t want to hear anything from George Zimmerman. In fact, I don’t want to hear anything […]