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.
Let's bring awareness to the #missingdcgirls. #Repost#Tagafriend #missingdcteens#dontjustpost#dosomething ______________________________________________ #WHATYOUCANDO: 1. Follow #DCPoliceDepartment on Twitter to see a list of missing girls. 2. If you have any information regarding the missing teens, call the Washington DC police at 202-727-9099 ______________________________________________ #FACTS: According to the Black and Missing foundation, an organization that brings awareness to missing children of color, 36.8 % of missing children nationwide are black. “We also noticed that a lot of African American children that go missing are initially classified as runaways," Natalie Wilson, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation. "They do not get an Amber Alert or media coverage."(Source: @usatoday)
“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.’
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