Today, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc's Co-Founder and President Derrica Wilson will be on ABC's The View to bring national attention and exposure to missing persons of color like missing teen Mishell "Nikki" Green of New York.
In May 2005 Tamika Huston, a 24-year-old waitress from Spartanburg, S.C., went missing. Her family and friends frantically scoured the neighborhood where she had last been seen, handing out posters and leaflets and pleading with local media for coverage.
A new show on TV One puts a spotlight on missing people of color. The network, which caters to an African-American audience, hopes Find Our Missing "will put names and faces to people of color — young and old — who have disappeared without a trace," according to the website.
The families of Yasmin Acree and sisters Diamond and Tionda Bradley hopes the new series "Find Our Missing" on TV One cable network will bring in new leads to seemingly cold missing persons cases of color.
There is a groundswell of criticism growing about the number of Black women who go missing every year. According to the National Crime Information Center, White women are the ones who get the most attention when they go missing.
After years of complaints in African-American circles about the lack of attention paid to missing black women in this country, a U.S. cable network dedicated to black programming begins a revolutionary series this week.