Lesley Mcspadden

Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network conference kicked off this week with a panel that allowed the mother of Michael Brown to reveal some startling truths about her troubles since losing her son last summer. In the panel, moderated by Iyanla Vanzant, Lesley McSpadden spoke about losing her son and how she’s received support from people all over the world, but is […]

While the nation witnessed countless protests, die-ins, and marches after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Garner’s widow, Esaw Snipes, was struggling to find the strength to live without her first love. The parents of Garner, Brown, and other victims of police killings spoke frankly about police brutality and their lives since losing their loved ones […]

During a Thursday press conference, Michael Brown‘s family attorneys announced they will file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson following the Justice Department’s decision not to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed their unarmed son. Wilson will be among those named in the suit, according to attorney Daryl […]

UPDATED Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:21 p.m. EST –  Michael Brown, Jr.‘s parents Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr. had the following to say in a statement released by their lawyers, according to Buzzfeed News: Today we received disappointing news from the Department of Justice that the killer of our son wouldn’t be held accountable […]

In the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo. to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, President Barack Obama unveiled plans to address rising distrust between law enforcement and people in many minority communities. A centerpiece of those plans is a proposed three-year, $263 million investment package […]

The profane, emotional cries of people in Ferguson echo those in history who did not get justice.

During a press conference at the headquarters of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton, surrounded by the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Akai Gurley addressed members of the media. Sharpton said these three families share the pain of being “victims of police conduct” and this will be “their first Thanksgiving with an […]

Michael Brown’s family called for calm in the days before the grand jury announcement but in the heat of the moment, calm was replaced with raw, unadulterated grief. “Burn this b*tch down!” said Louis Head, husband to Lesley McSpadden, and stepfather to Michael Brown to the crowd gathered in the hours after the verdict was announced. […]

Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, reacts to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of her son. Her anguish is clear, as is her frustration with the unrest that broke out after the announcement of the decision. SEE ALSO: NewsOne’s Continuing Coverage in #Ferguson Like NewsOne.com on Facebook to […]

  While a nation sits on edge awaiting a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case, parents of the slain teen, Lesley McSpadden (pictured left) and Michael Brown Sr. (pictured), testified before a U.N. committee Tuesday, saying they “need the world to know what’s going on in Ferguson,” CNN reports. RELATED: Missouri Governor Outlines Ferguson Preparations […]

The family members of slain St. Louis youth Michael Brown (pictured), who was senselessly gunned down this past summer by police officer Darren Wilson, were allegedly involved in a violent scuffle over merchandise related to the boy’s murder, according to Fox 2 Now. RELATED: Bill Maher: Michael Brown ‘Wasn’t A Gentle Giant…He Was Acting Like A […]

Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, who at 17-years-old was profiled, stalked and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Stanford, Fla. on February 26, 2012, has penned an open letter to Lesley McSpadden, mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was executed in broad daylight by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on August […]