In the past few weeks, the case of Deundrea Ford has been discussed a lot in our newsroom.
The state of California has recently adopted the “Ebony Alert” notification system to help bring more attention to missing Black children and women, which is the first of its kind in the nation, and now, many are questioning whether Texas should adopt a similar bill.
The current nationwide Amber Alert system is often not enough in many cases and has limitations for activation, so the new Ebony Alert in California is a step in the right direction.
“Being held against your will and having to do things with older men — and I wasn’t even developed yet,” Alexis Skyy elaborated in this exclusive chat during REVOLT WORLD.
There will be a candlelight vigil to call attention to the plight of missing and murdered women and girls of color this Friday, Nov. 3, 5:45 p.m. at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan.
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.
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.
NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks California state Sen. Steven Bradford about the state's new system designed to find missing Black people.
"It's something that's truly needed," California State Sen. Steven Bradford, who authored the new law, tells PEOPLE.
California became the first state in the country to enact the “Ebony Alert” law, which is intended to prioritize the search for missing Black youngsters.