Our friends at Jet Magazine released the new issue of the magazine featuring Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. along with their story, “Missing & Black: Where Is the Outrage”. The article, written by Juleyka Lautigua-Williams, is included in the current issue available now on newsstands.
By Juleyka Lantigua-Williams
The only thing worse than knowing that your child has vanished is accepting that your loss is not a priority to those in a position to help. While mainstream media continues to turn its back on our young, Black and missing, it’s time for the community to stand up for our lost loved ones.
Iquilla Degree’s alarm went off at 6:30 am.
She went to wake her young son and daughter, who shared a room. Her boy jumped up as usual to get ready for school, but his sister’s bed was empty. Degree checked the kitchen, every closet in the house and the family’s two cars, but Asha was not there. She and her husband desperately called relatives, but their precious child was nowhere to be found. “That’s when I went into panic mode,” recalls the heartbroken mother of the morning her then 9-year-old daughter went missing.
TO READ MORE PICK UP THE NEW ISSUE OF JET MAGAZINE, ON SALE APRIL TODAY.
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. will host our first ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Run/Walk to help restore hope for families of the missing. Registration is open. All you have to do is click here to sign yourself and family members up for the big event. We would love for you to join us.
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