Michael Brown’s Mother Lesley McSpadden Defeated In Ferguson City Council Race

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Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, whose death at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer launched a resounding call and accompanying movement, Black Lives Matter, just lost her bid for a city council seat.

McFadden lost in a three-way race for Ferguson’s 3rd Ward to Fran Griffin, who also beat out Keith Kallstrom, the incumbent, according to USA Today.

McFadden congratulated Kallstrom on her win in an email to the outlet, saying, “I feel proud of the positive race we ran, and I loved talking to the Ferguson community.”

“I wanted to go back and do something right in a place that did something so very wrong to my son, and I think that’s what my son would want as well,” McFadden said in an interview with the Associated Press prior to the election.

The death of Brown spurred nationwide attention and a Department of Justice review which uncovered layers of corruption. McSpadden was then launched into the national spotlight as another unlucky member of a group of Black women who lost their children during a police encounter.

She became a member of Mother’s of The Movement, a group which advocated for widespread gun reform and appeared at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 to stump for Hillary Clinton. McFadden’s run for office follows in the same footsteps as fellow Mother of The Movement Lucy McBath, who lost her son, Jordan Davis, to gun violence. In 2018, McBath won to become a representative for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

McSpadden previously announced her intention to run for office last summer, and ran on a campaign which promoted community policing, mental health and wellness. The seat which she specifically sought to run for would have a crucial part in overseeing the city’s police department.

“I chose to come back to a place that caused me pain to make it right for them (residents),” she said. “Michael’s death has taken so much out of me, but if I can help others, I would go through this process again and again and again.”

However, she said her fight does not end with the race.

“Tomorrow, the work continues and I intend to be a part of it no matter my position,” she said. “I’m not going anywhere.”

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Browns hosted a cocktail and dinner on Saturday night during Paris Men’s Fashion Week to mark the book’s publication, and its collaboration with Fantastic Man. The retailer has given over the windows of its store on South Molton Street to different quotes and themes from the book. The event took place at Brasserie Vaudeville, across from the Bourse, with guests including Stefano Pilati, Martine Rose, Liam Hodges, Raf Simons, Benjamin Alexander Huseby, Serhat Isik, Lucie and Luke Meier, Charles Jeffrey and Lou Dalton.

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Bobby Brown’s Sister Claims His Wife Was ‘Horrible’ To Bobbi Kristina

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Bobby Brown’s outspoken sister Leolah Brown Muhammad is back at spilling the family tea…  and this time she claims her brother doesn’t own the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House, a shelter for domestic abuse victims located in Mableton, Georgia.

Leolah took to Facebook to reveal that Bobby’s wife and manager Alicia Etheredge Brown owns the non-profit organization. She also accused Alicia and her sister-in-law Pat Houston of conspiring to murder Bobbi Kristina — who was pronounced dead in July 2015 at age 22 after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her townhouse six months earlier.

Read Leolah’s Facebook post below.

“Listen FB, I’m going to be completely honest wit you. My brother Bobby doesn’t even OWN his daughter BOBBI Kristina’s Serenity House! His so called wife who literally treated my niece HORRIBLE owns it along with her friends! Why this is so has absolutely nothing to do with me! IT IS WRONG IT IS WRONG AND IT IS TOTALLY WRONG! WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING? INTO HER POCKETS! THEY CARE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR BOBBU KRISTINA! IN FACT, THEY ELPED KILL HER! I AM SICK OF THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO GO TO THE BANK ON MY NIECE [AND] SISTERS NAME! ALICIA, I KNOW TIS IS YOU! YOU GOT A DAM NERVER! IF YOU CARED EVEN JUST A LITTLE BIT FOR MY NIECE, WHY DID NOT EVEN ENCOURAGE HR FATHER, BOBBY TO STAY AT HER BEDSIDE WHEN SHE WAS IN HOSPICE!?! I KNOW WHY! IN FACT, IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND! YOU MADE CERTAIN THAT HE AD A LIL TOUR SET UP “PURPOSELY” TO ACTUALLY KEEP HIM FROM HER BEDSIDE SO THAT YOU AND PAT COULD FINISH PLOTTING DOING WAT YOU ALL WERE DOING! NOW YOU GOT THIS SERENITY HOUSE AND DON’T EVEN HAVE MY BROTHERS NAME ON IT! ALL OF YOU MONEY UNGRTY BEAST ARE GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL WHEN GOD CATCHES UP TO YOU! TRUST ME YOUR DAY ID COMING! TE NEVER OF YOU! AFTER ALL YOU DID TO MY NIECE! AND BOBBY YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR LETTING THIS WOMAN DO THIS TO YOU AND YOUF FAMILY! I’M DONE!

AND I AINT TALKING ABOUT THE DONE YOU THINK I’M TALKING ABOUT!!”

As noted by theJasminebrand, Muhammad wants inquiring minds to stay tuned because she plans to tell-all about Whitney’s true cause of death… murder.

…And Alicia is literally the whole dam reason my niece could never even spend 2 minutes with her father after her mother was murdered! I don’t know what’s wrong with my brother! They got him SO MESSED UP! Man they came straight in my family with all this conquer & divide madness.. But y’all just hold on I had a big meeting tonight… We just got done.. I’m coming for all and any! If they don’t like it too dam bad! I’m only concerned with Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston! Hell they don’t have their lives anymore because of these dam demonic people!

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The Cleveland Browns were reportedly mulling over interviewing George W. Bush’s former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, for a head coaching job — but it’s not happening.

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ESPN reported Sunday that the Browns’ front office was interested in possibly bringing Condi for an interview to replace recently-fired head coach Hue Jackson. She’s a huge Browns fan, and met with some of the owners during a game earlier this year.

Aside from that though … it’s unclear what, if any, professional experience she’d bring to the table … when it comes to football, that is. She’s got a pretty decent resume, otherwise.

The Browns’ general manager, John Dorsey, issued a statement shortly after the news spread like wildfire, saying in part … “Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a great leader, possesses the highest possible character and also happens to be a Browns fan.” 

He fully shot down the speculation, though, by adding … “Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are still in the process of composing the list of candidates and Secretary Rice has not been discussed.” 

As for Ms. Rice … she offered her own statement on the rumor, saying “I love my Browns — and I know they will hire an experienced coach to take us to the next level.”

After going on to advocate for the hiring of more women in coaching positions, she seemed to shut down the notion of a head coaching gig by saying … “BTW — I’m not ready to coach but I would like to call a play or two next season if the Browns need ideas! And at no time will I call for a “prevent defense.”

Condoleezza coaching in the NFL? Just put the whole 2018 in rice.

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