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#Baltimore, MD: 13y/o Autumn Fagan was last seen in the 1600 blk North Hilton Street on January 2, 2022.

Autumn was wearing a pink sweater, pink jacket, blue jeans and pink sneakers.

#HelpUsFindAutumnFagan @BaltimorePolice @BaltCoPolice

Have you seen this child? Marissa Bridgewater

12-year-old Marissa may be in the local Hayward, CA area or she may travel to other cities in CA or NV. ⁦@ACSOSheriffs⁩

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HBO’s ‘Black and Missing’ offers an antidote to Missing White Woman Syndrome

It may be one of the saddest truisms of modern media: Attractive white women get news coverage when they go missing. But missing women of color often get media coverage only when people notice how much attention everyone is paying to the white women.

The ‘Black & Missing’ Docuseries Is A Wake-Up Call For America

The HBO documentary directed by Soledad O'Brien and Geeta Gandbhir follows Derrica and Natalie Wilson, who are reuniting families and advocating for missing Black people.

Media, police pay less attention to missing Black people. HBO’s new doc wants to change that.

The flood of news coverage that followed Gabby Petito's disappearance last summer surprised even her own father.

Stop Assuming This About Missing People of Color

If we asked you to name a missing white woman, someone whose name you’ve seen in a national news headline sometime in the last 20 years, could you? You could: Gabby Petito, Natalee Holloway, Chandra Levy, Laci Peterson, Elizabeth Smart, Lori Hacking, Jennifer Wilbanks — household names forever etched in our memories, right? Now, think of the name of at least one missing person of color.

DC’s Black and Missing Foundation focus of new HBO documentary

Thousands of families in the U.S. are currently living a nightmare. Their loved ones are missing, and they are desperate to bring media and police attention to their 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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