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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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Upcoming HBO Documentary Highlights Black and Missing People

"Black and Missing" is the name of a new HBO docuseries featuring the amazing work of the women behind the Black and Missing Foundation.

Black & Missing organization works to shine light on missing person cases

Thousands of people are reported missing every year in the United States. According to, nearly 40% of those who are missing are people of color. Leaders with the Black and Missing Foundation said there are racial disparities between white and minority victims.

Missing in the media: Gender and racial disparities in news coverage

Tens of thousands of people of color go missing every year in the United States, often without any coverage of their disappearance in newspapers, magazines or on TV. ABC Action News in-depth reporter Anthony Hill is uncovering the reasons behind this disparity and how we in the media can do better.

HBO Documentary Series BLACK AND MISSING, Spotlighting The Black And Missing Foundation’s Commitment To Locating Missing Persons Of Color, Debuts November 23

Four-part documentary series BLACK AND MISSING, by multiple Emmy® winner Geeta Gandbhir and award-winning documentarian, journalist, author and activist Soledad O’Brien, follows sisters-in-law and Black and Missing Foundation founders Derrica and Natalie Wilson as they fight an uphill battle to bring awareness to the Black missing persons cases that are marginalized by law enforcement and national media.

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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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