[Image: Three gifs of a Black woman in a red top speaking very emotionally into a news microphone with lots of people listening in the background. The captions read: “You took my son away from me! You know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate? You know how many black men graduate? Not many! Because you bring them down to this type of level where they feel like I don’t got nothing to live for! They gonna try to take me out anyway!”
A mother’s worst nightmare.
She was preaching
this gave me chills
RIP Michael Brown
Let’s don’t erase the identity of this grieving woman speaking truth to power. She’s Michael Brown’s mother and her name is
Lesley McSpadden. From the earliest hours after her son’s murder she’s been demanding accountability and transparency from a public body that has refused both at every turn.