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.
With African Americans accounting for more than 30 percent of missing-person cases in America, TV One's "Find Our Missing" aims to make a difference in bringing them home.
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.
The series premiere of TV One's "Find Our Missing" on Wednesday has already drawn new tips on some missing persons cases.
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.
A renewed campaign to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched amid ongoing criticism that less attention is given to their cases by authorities and the media.
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.
On a bright sunny day last fall, a tall, slender, dark-skinned black woman left her Georgia home and then simply vanished into thin air.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter.” This statement still rings true today as it did then. Many in our communities have fallen victim to an epidemic and we cannot be silent anymore.