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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.

Ebony Alerts enacted to find missing Black youth

On Oct. 8, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 673 into law, creating the new Ebony Alert System for missing Black youth and young women which will be put into place by the California Highway system starting Jan. 1, 2024.

In rare move, D.C. police bump missing woman’s case to major crime unit

Chyna Crawford has not been seen since Oct. 23. D.C. police say her disappearance is "suspicious."

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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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