Marissa Alexander released from prison, placed on house arrest

Jan. 28, 2015 -  A Florida woman who claimed self-defense after prosecutors say she fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons will be released from prison as part of a plea agreement.

Marissa Alexander was sentenced on Tuesday to the 1,095 days she has already served in jail after pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the 2010 shooting. Read more at


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Denzel Washington wants to be a part of Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’

Jan. 28, 2015 - Lee Daniels would love to have Denzel Washington guest star onEmpire.

Recently, Daniels took a selfie with Washington with the caption: “Trying to talk this one into doing a guest star on #empire #nextweekdinneronme.” Read more at

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Protests over Denver police killing of 16-year-old girl

Jan. 28, 2015 - Some Denver residents are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate city police officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl who police say hit an officer with a stolen car.

They plan to rally outside the office of District Attorney Mitch Morrissey on Tuesday morning. Morrissey’s office normally decides whether to file charges in police shootings but many don’t trust it to handle the case because officers are rarely charged. Read more at

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Save the Date - 10th Annual Taste of the Garden

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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The NAACP Law Fellow Program Application Deadline

Friday, January 30, 2015

The NAACP Law Fellow Program offers first-hand exposure to every aspect of civil rights advocacy and many facets of the legal profession. We are taking applications for SIX positions. Get more information and apply here:

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MUSE Benefit

Friday, January 30, 2015

Location: 255 Beach Dr NE. in St. Pete

Contact: St.Ptersburg Art Alliance | website:

Muse will be an unforgettable signature event. No stiff tuxes, No boring speeches, it's the art communities party to uniquely celebrate the Muses of St. Ptersburg. Events include interactive digital art, pop-up performances, dinner courses, curated auction items and the Muse Art Awards.

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