More than a dozen African American and Latin American girls have gone missing in the Washington D.C area within the past few weeks yet no federal investigation or nationwide media coverage has been given to the matter. Why?

“We know Blacks and Latinos or any persons of color who go missing, oftentimes don’t receive much-needed media coverage, which could drastically increase the odds of their safe recovery,” Derrica Wilson of Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., (BAM FI) says. She along with her sister-in-law Natalie Wilson founded the organization in 2008 after learning of the number of missing African American girls and women who fall between the cracks every year.


“Black women and girls are going missing and it’s not just in Washington D.C. It’s happening in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta and other urban areas around the country,” Natalie says.

Learn more about the missing D.C. girls’ cases and how you can spread awareness about the issue in this week’s version of ‘A Celebrity Baby Blog.’

D.C. Missing Girls Highlights [ESSENCE]

Sanaa Lathan says race is a factor in the way that the missing D.C. girls’ cases are being handled [TMZ]

Future and Ciara make peace [Yahoo! Celebrity]

Zendaya is a Dolce & Gabbana girl [Vogue]

Hoda Kotb gets babysitting help from TODAY co-star Meredith Vieira [TODAY]

Celebrity mom Ayesha Curry partners with Meyer to unveil a lifestyle brand [Fansided]

Jackie Christie’s daughter puts mom on blast [EBONY]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell talks filming ‘Underground’ while pregnant [Vulture]

Rob Kardashian can’t wait until his daughter starts talking [ET Online]

Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida’s divorce comes to an abrupt halt [Rolling Out]

It’s the Kardashians like you’ve never seen them before [TMZ]

Jay-Z to produce Trayvon Martin docuseries [ABC News]



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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