Finally we have a way to showcase OUR missing. It’s no secret that we rarely see stories of black missing persons. Instead, we’re bombarded with images of blonde haired and blue eyed people.
TV ONE is teaming up with the Black and Missing Foundation to change that.
A total of 273,985 minorities were reported missing in the United States (out of 692,944 for all races) as of December 2010.
A new series, Find Our Missing, is telling the stories behind black missing women in the U.S.
The show airs on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m.
The Black and Missing Foundation was set up by a former law enforcement officer and public relations experts to support families and raise awareness of those who have disappeared. It also offers tips on personal safety.
Natalie Wilson, co-founder of the Black And Missing Foundation, told ABC: ‘When we hear the term ”missing persons”, most people conjure up images of Chandra Levy, Caylee Anthony or Natalee Holloway.
Ms. Wilson added: ‘It is time for all people – regardless of race – to be treated equally in their times of greatest need.’
For more information on our missing please visit blackandmissinginc.com