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Austin woman missing for 47 years; nonprofit brings awareness to missing people of color

Jennifer Joyce Barton, 20, was last seen on May 16, 1976. According to officials, she went to the movies with a friend.

Advocates, lawmakers make final push for Governor’s approval of “missing BIPOC women task force”

A task force investigating missing BIPOC women and girls passed the legislature during the 2023 session, and still has a chance to be approved by Governor Hochul.

Black Women’s Advocacy Paved the Way for Policies on Missing Black Women and Girls

In America, there is an epidemic of missing Black women and girls.

Ebony Alert System Approved

California is addressing the disproportionate representation of Black individuals in missing persons cases by introducing the nation’s first Ebony Alert system.

Forensics studies professor provides insight into Shakeira Rucker case

It's been six days since Shakeira Rucker, a Winter Springs mother of four, disappeared.

Fighting For Equal Exposure: Black And Missing Foundation

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people go missing in the United States. Although African Americans represent thirteen percent of the population, people of color make up roughly forty percent of missing persons cases.

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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."

---- TANYA PORTER-DAVIS

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