Michael Brown

October 29, 2015 - 10:21am
The women were joined by CNN's Fredricka Whitfield and Sunny Hostin and attorney Benjamin Crump, who all called for better media representation of black shooting victims.

With hundreds sitting in the audience, Lesley McSpadden sat onstage at the Goldstein Auditorium and recalled her last family trip with her late son, Michael Brown. She snapped a picture of him catching a fish. “I look at the picture and see his face,” McSpadden said in tears. “He was a bright kid, and he had a bright future.”

Brown died at age 18 in August 2014 from a gunshot confrontation with white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 9, 2014 - 9:35am
THE General Body supported the Monday afternoon protest, the third in one week.

Standing outside Hendricks Chapel on Monday afternoon, a group of protesters unfurled a big black banner. In white letters, their banner read, “This stops today.” The names of black victims in highly publicized police encounters were printed below. Among these was Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, and Eric Garner, who died in Staten Island, N.Y., in July after a police officer put him in a chokehold.

December 6, 2014 - 11:14am
Call-and-response chants rang out in front of Hendricks Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Freezing temperatures, some flurries and even SUNY-ESF’s graduation ceremony could not stop a group of Syracuse University students from making their voices heard on Friday. Nearly 50 students, representing a variety of races and ethnicities, gathered in front of Hendricks Chapel at 2 p.m.  to protest the lack of grand jury indictments in recent police officer brutality cases.