Credit: Phaedra Parks on Instagram Photo: Phaedra Parks Comforts Michael Brown's Family

Several Real Housewives of Atlanta stars were deeply disturbed by the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen from Ferguson, Missouri who was fatally shot by a police officer last week. In fact, Phaedra Parks was so moved by Michael’s passing that she made it a point of meeting with his grieving family just a few days ago.

Phaedra shared some photos of her emotional visit on Instagram, also penning a moving and profound caption. “During my St. Louis visit, I had the pleasure of meeting #MichaelBrown's mother Lesley McSpadden. Although, we come from different places & backgrounds, we are very much alike — We are both black women and mothers who deeply love our sons,” Phaedra wrote alongside photos of herself standing with Lesley and comforting other heartbroken family members.


Michael’s tragic and completely avoidable death is beyond upsetting on many levels, but for Phaedra, a mother of two young sons, the loss hit especially close to home. Continuing in her photo caption about Michael’s mother, Lesley, Phaedra writes, “Unfortunately, she is planning her son's funeral while I struggle to make sure my sons never know her son's fate. #fixitjesus #JusticeforMikeBrown #Ferguson #prayforpeace #prayforstlouis #StopPoliceBrutality.”

Although she appears on a show that’s all about catfights and drama, we’re pleased to see that Phaedra is using her celebrity to bring attention to some very important issues, and we’re glad she was able to provide some comfort to Michael’s family during this incredibly difficult time. Tragic events like this really put things in perspective and have the potential to inspire change.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to remain with Michael’s family. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments below.