Lost amid the flurry of attention that focuses on missing white girls and women are the names of black girls who disappear. Veronica Pate's daughter, ShyShy, is one of them.
The Black and Missing Foundation 5th Annual "Hope Without Boundaries" 5K (HWB5K) fundraising campaign, held on June 3, raised $20,000 and attracted more than 1200 participants from around the country. The annual run/walk brings together families and communities to shed light on the issue of missing persons of color throughout the country.
The Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) will hold its 5th annual "Hope Without Boundaries" 5K run/walk on Saturday, June 3,at the National Harbor in Ft. Washington, Maryland.
The foundation founders said blacks make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, but account for 37 percent of the missing in the FBI's database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18.
When the Washington, D.C., Police Department tried to raise awareness about missing children and teenagers by posting their images on social media, the campaign backfired, sparking some national outrage and fears of an epidemic of missing children of color.
This discussion about the Missing Girls of Washington DC includes Commander Chanel Dickerson of DC Metropolitan Police Dept., Derrica Wilson founder of "Black & Missing", Rev. Moya Harris of Metropolitan AME Church and Sharece Crawford ANC Commissioner for Southeast Washington DC.
Recent publicity surrounding missing children in Washington, D.C. has launched a firestorm of conversation and controversy about the issue in the nation's capital and across the country.
In light of the heightened awareness of missing children in the District of Columbia, on Saturday, April 1, the Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) in partnership with Liberty Christian Church will offer a FREE self-defense class for youth ages 5-17.
We've been sharing the news recently about the "Epidemic" of missing teens in DC and it seems that finally some attention is being put towards a cause that certainly needs some attention.
The news pricked at the deepest fears of Washington, D.C.'s black community. Between March 19 and March 24, a dozen black and Latino children were declared missing by police in the nation's capital.