'Black children are disproportionately classified as "runaways" in comparison to white children who are classified as "missing,"' a news release from Sen. Steven Bradford's office stated.
Gov. Newsom signed the statewide alert system into law on October 9 which will aid in locating black missing children and young women.
Advocates say the alert system is the first step in addressing the crisis of missing Black children.
California will create a new statewide alert system said to be the first in the nation specific to help find missing Black children and young Black women.
"REVOLT Black News Weekly" dives deep into the chilling issue of missing Black women and girls as well as the lack of media attention surrounding the epidemic.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the "Ebony Alert" bill to help locate missing Black youth and Black women in the state of California, according to an Oct. 8 written statement from his office.
More than 214-thousand persons of color were reported missing in 2022. Of that number more than 153-thousand, were under the age of 18.
Derrica and Natalie Wilson, co-founders of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. (BAMFI), give our audience five things they can do to stay safer while out and about.
Sky'Kemmia Pate was just 8 years old when she vanished from her family's porch in Unadilla, Ga., — a town roughly 45 miles outside of Macon — on Sept. 4, 1998.
The organization created by two powerful Black women is finding new tools to raise awareness.