Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor at The Potter's House of Dallas, Inc. and Codeblack Entertainment, announce their joint support of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that brings awareness to missing persons of color.
The gist of a report released yesterday regarding how authorities handled the case of Mitrice Richardson, a young woman found dead almost two years ago in a Malibu canyon, dealt with poor communication between agencies after her body was found, not with how her disappearance was handled or the decisions that led up to it.
Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, is trying to raise awareness about the alarming number of missing black Americans with his new movie, "Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day."
Underscoring the importance of bringing our missing to national light, 16-year-old Mishell Green, who went missing over five months ago, was found just hours after her profile was featured on ABC's morning talk show, "The View."
Did you know that roughly 2,000 children go missing everyday in our country? If you didn't know don't feel bad, neither did I until I watched an episode of ABC's "The View" on Monday.
ABC's "The View" (weekdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) and Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAM FI) announced today that missing teen Mishell Green has been found and reunited with her family – in a matter of hours after her profile was featured on "The View" on Friday, February 24.
The local organization "Black and Missing Foundation Inc." works to generate more awareness in the media and among law enforcement about missing persons of color.
Today, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc's Co-Founder and President Derrica Wilson will be on ABC's The View to bring national attention and exposure to missing persons of color like missing teen Mishell "Nikki" Green of New York.
In May 2005 Tamika Huston, a 24-year-old waitress from Spartanburg, S.C., went missing. Her family and friends frantically scoured the neighborhood where she had last been seen, handing out posters and leaflets and pleading with local media for coverage.
With African Americans accounting for more than 30 percent of missing-person cases in America, TV One's "Find Our Missing" aims to make a difference in bringing them home.