Women’s Leadership Project Founder claims that the cases of missing black girls involve other crimes like sex trafficking.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the “Ebony Alert” bill to help locate missing Black youth and Black women in the state of California, according to a written statement from his office.
California's Amber Alert-like system will be used exclusively for missing Black children and young women.
Black and Missing Foundation Co-Founder Natalie Wilson was interviewed on Scripps News Morning Rush to discuss the "Ebony Alert": California's new alert system for missing black children and young adults.
Though Black people make up only 13% of the U.S. population, 39% of missing person cases last year involved people of color, the Black and Missing Foundation reports.
A bill to create an alert notification system for missing Black children and women has been signed in California, making the Golden State the first to install this type of alert system in the country.
System will highlight cases of missing Black youth.
Advocates say the alert system is the first step in addressing the crisis of missing Black children.
System intended to rectify disproportionate number of abducted and sex-trafficked Black children overlooked as 'runaways'.
California will become the first state to create an alert notification system to address the crisis of missing Black children and young Black women between the ages of 12 and 25.