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#Heathsville, VA: 28y/o Ahrea’l Smith was leaving work at the Little Sue Store in Claraville at 9pm on 1/12 when she started her car, then returned to lock the door to the store and bring a bag of trash to the dumpster…


Mt. Shasta, Calif: Davohnte Morgan was last seen on May 5, 2020 and was reported missing to Mt. Shasta Police two days later. He has not been seen or heard from since.


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Black and Missing: Finding Our Own

On this episode of YBO, Christina speaks with Derrica and Natalie Wilson, sisters-in-law and founders of the Black and Missing Foundation.

Derrica Wilson on raising awareness about missing Black people

Derrica Wilson is a co-founder of Black and Missing Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization with the mission of bringing awareness to missing people of color. She joined "NewsNation Prime" to explain why Black missing people are often marginalized by law enforcement and the media.

Missing Black women receive less media attention than missing white women. This organization is out to change that.

In 2004, Tamika Huston went missing from Spartanburg, N.C. Her family and friends organized an exhaustive search for the 24-year-old nursing student, but received frustratingly little press coverage from news outlets.

Black and Missing: Finding Our Own

An HBO documentary highlights the racial disparities in how missing persons cases are handled, and how the Black and Missing Foundation is making a difference.

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"God Bless you! My mom contacted me to say that my daughter Ashleigh Porter was in Ebony magazine. I was so glad that my missing child was given the opportunity to this type of exposure. It has been so hard. She went missing on April 20, 2009. I agree totally that law enforcement and the media in some instances do us no justice. I knew nothing of your organization prior to this, but I'll know more now. You have given me a great service and I feel indebted to you. I do not want people to forget about my Ashleigh. Thank you again and bless your hearts for starting this organization."


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