Gift Kamau was last seen on the morning of March 30 leaving her home in Madison, Illinois, on her way to class at St. Louis University.
An Instagram post announcing that 14 black girls went missing in D.C. within a 24-hour period sent people into a tizzy. Celebrities such as Taraji P. Henson, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union began posting about the missing Black girls in D.C. Soon, the Congressional Black Caucus was involved and called for the FBI to investigate. That's not all. Press conferences were held and demands made for authorities to pay more attention to the plight of missing black women in D.C. Problem was, the information was incorrect.
Over a dozen District teenagers, ranging in age from 14 to 18—all Black or Hispanic—are missing. Concerned residents held a town hall meeting to question officials.
William Toney's last calls and texts were on November 19 to some of his female friends. After that, everything, his cell phone and his social media, went blank.
Arianna's mother Nicole Fitts was found dead and buried in the fetal position in McLaren Park in San Francisco.
Nicholas Alexander Lee McCray told friends he was heading home to Detroit and is believed to have been en route from North Dakota. He was last heard from on social media Nov. 17.
It's been seven years since Bengie Lynn Tyson was last seen in Billings, Montana driving a blue 1999 Chevrolet Silverado truck that is also still missing.
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered with the […]
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