This undated family photo shows Marissa Alexander purchasing cosmetics in Tampa, Fla. (Lincoln B. Alexander/AP)

MARISSA ALEXANDER ATTORNEYS SEEK BAIL

theGRIO REPORT - Lawyers for Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot over the head of her then husband, who she claimed abused her, have filed a motion to have the 32-year-old released on bond...
Lonnie Green, left, talks with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed as he campaigns at an intersection in west Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether Mayor Reed has earned a second term. Reed faces three challengers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

MAYORS MAKING A COMEBACK?

theGRIO REPORT - While typically, the farm team for both national political parties has consisted of governors and Senators, Democrats have a growing field of star candidates drawn from the urban core...