On Thursday, May 7, the Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) will hold a panel discussion on the issue of missing persons of color in America. The discussion will also include a short film by Oscar® and Emmy® award-winning producer Arnold Shapiro.
In 2014, 239,593 people of color in the U.S. went missing — that was 37 percent of all missing person cases, according to the FBI.
Natalie Wilson and Derrica Wilson, founders of the Black and Missing Foundation Inc., are sisters-in-law. The pair co-founded the organization to help minority families who are searching for loved ones, a segment of the community that is often omitted from milk cartons, billboards and news headlines.
Derrick Butler has good days and bad days when it comes to the emotional roller coaster of dealing with missing loved ones. Sadness, frustration, anger, he feels them all.
The push to find a missing 10-year-old boy from Crystal remained strong Friday as national and local groups offered help to solve his disappearance.
One year ago, 8-year-old Relisha Rudd vanished. The second-grader had been living with her mother and three brothers in a grimy shelter for homeless families at the former D.C. General Hospital.
When the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc began in 2008, 30 percent of all persons missing were of color. Sadly, that number has grown — seemingly to a new record setting incline.
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This week, two years after 2011 Charlottesville High School graduate Sage Smith disappeared, city officials announced they would add $10,000 to the reward fund in her case as well.
With the great news that Carlesha Freeland-Gaither has been found alive, it shows that collectively we (law enforcement, media and community) all play a vital role in finding our missing.