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The lesson of Carlee Russell? Learn the names of these missing Black women.

Russell’s case got attention because it was sensational, then because it was a hoax. Here are women you should know instead.

Derrica Wilson Interview on WURD Radio, Reality Check – 07.26.2023

Derrica Wilson is the co-founder and CEO of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. She joined Tonya Pendleton to discuss the recent Carlee Russell case in Alabama.

‘They’re counting on all of us’: The impact of the Carlee Russell hoax on other missing person cases

On Monday, her attorney admitted Russell lied about seeing a child on the interstate and about being kidnapped. The hoax is raising concerns from some groups about what could happen the next time a black woman disappears.

Carlee Russell’s kidnapping hoax shouldn’t distract us from the real issue of missing women and girls

People go missing — for real — every day. Will the next report of a missing Black woman be taken less seriously because of Russell’s charade?

The woman dedicated to finding missing Black people urges public to stay vigilant

The co-founder of the non-profit Black and Missing Foundation hopes that Carlee Russell’s case does not deter the public from sharing the profiles of missing persons.

Black and Missing Foundation Statement on the Carlethia “Carlee” Russell Investigation

The Black & Missing Foundation says amid the investigation into the Carlee Russell case, there’s more awareness on the alarming rate of missing Black people.

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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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