Ms. Jones-Phillips was born and raised in Watts, California and is the mother of John Horton, wife, mother, civil rights activist, and the founder of HeadHigh Entertainment. In 1998 Helen started a music label to help young people develop their voices, music, and writing skills, and to help them turn their lives around. On March 30, 2009, Helen’s son John Horton was murdered – beaten to death by 10 sheriff deputies at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. His death was covered up by a staged suicide. Since the murder of her son, Helen has been fighting for justice and accountability for all and standing with other families demanding that District Attorney Jackie Lacey prosecute killer cops.