The news media was fascinated with the disappearance of Gabrielle Petito. But the families of many women who go missing, especially women of color, struggle for attention.
Founders and sisters-in-law Natalie Wilson and Derrica Wilson of the Black and Missing Foundation recently released a statement acknowledging the power of how national media coverage can galvanize a community in helping find a missing person.
Daniel Robinson, 24, went missing from a job site in the Arizona desert on June 23. The Buckeye Police Department said they are devoted to finding him, but the family is pushing for more to be done.
Their nonprofit, Black and Missing Foundation, submits missing persons reports to media outlets and shares them online.
Derrica Wilson, co-founder of Black and Missing Foundation, joins “CBS Mornings.” She discusses the importance of giving just as much attention to cases of missing people of color as cases of missing White people.
Gabby Petito's case has captured headlines and been featured on social media feeds for weeks, and one organization is saying missing people of color often don't receive the same information.
In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece.
42-year-old Chenell Gilbert has been missing for more than a year.
Derrica Wilson is the CEO of the Black and Missing Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the mission to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety.
Families of missing indigenous people and missing people of color say the Gabby Petito case highlights the lack of media attention paid to their communities.