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Why Isn’t The Ebony Alert System Nationwide?

Recently, Cali Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Ebony Alert system into law— the first state to notify the public when Black children and women disappear.

Why Carlee Russell’s false kidnapping claims won’t harm the search for missing Black women

Carlee Russell, the Black nursing student who went missing in July after falsely reporting her own kidnapping, was sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay $18,000 in restitution.

In a first, California’s ‘Ebony Alert’ will help find missing Black people

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks California state Sen. Steven Bradford about the state's new system designed to find missing Black people.

All missing persons not treated equally

But we’d be remiss if we didn’t take this moment to truly reflect on the fact that not all missing-persons cases are the same – and, more notably, on the fact that not all missing-persons cases receive the same level of attention.

California’s Ebony Alert: What to Know About the Alert System for Missing Black Youth

"It's something that's truly needed," California State Sen. Steven Bradford, who authored the new law, tells 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."

---- TANYA PORTER-DAVIS

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