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Detroit’s Challenge Of Keeping Black Residents

AFRICANGLOBE - "For African-Americans who grew up in Detroit, for our whole lives Detroit was on the decline," Jenkins says. "We never saw it on the rise. Our aspirations were to get to a more happening city, like Chicago, or even to the suburbs." The differing aspirations help explain why the demographics of downtown and other suddenly hip areas of Detroit seem so out of proportion with the rest of a city that is 83 percent African-American.

No Bail for Marissa Alexander

AFRICAGLOBE - Marissa Alexander’s motion for bail was left undecided today, when the Judge responsible for the decision decided to delay further action on the matter until January 15, 2014. Alexander’s attorney had made a request for bail in anticipation of her re-trial on charges of aggravated assault, using a firearm, against her estranged husband.

Unbelievable: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense Rejected for Mother Who Fired ‘Warning...

AFRICANGLOBE - No one was hurt or killed when 31-year-old Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot into the air in Aug. 1, 2010. But she remains in a Florida prison after being sentenced to 20 years on July 12, 2012 for a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Rally Held for Marissa Alexander

AFRICANGLOBE - Hundreds of people attended a rally and march Friday morning at the new Duval County Courthouse downtown Jacksonville, Florida in support of Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot

Marissa Alexander Sentenced to 20 Years for ‘Standing Her Ground’

AFRICANGLOBE - There is no reason why Marissa Alexander should spend the next 20 years in prison. If you are the most hardened law-and-order person in the world, even you should have some compassion for Alexander, the Jacksonville, Florida, woman who has been struck by the ridiculous Florida law known as 10-20-life.

Judge Denies Battered Wife New Trial Despite ‘Stand Your Ground’

A judge has denied a new trial for a Florida woman who has gained national support for her assertion that she stood her ground firing a...

From Alexander The Great To Africans Today

In 333 BC, after defeating two Persian armies, Alexander inherited Egypt. Wasting little time, he marched up the Nile at the head of his...