(Landover Hills, MD) –Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) announced today that it has teamed up with the Huffington Post in a nationwide effort to help find and bring attention to the hundreds of thousands of missing persons of color.
Profiles of missing African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans will be featured on a regular basis on the HuffPost Black Voices and HuffPost Crime sites and its social media outlets. The profiles will be provided from BAMFI’s database and will be accompanied with information on the missing person.
“The number of missing minorities is astronomical,” said Black and Missing Foundation, Inc Founders Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson. “We are confident this new partnership will have a great impact and will help us resolve cases, reunite more missing individuals with their families, and keep our communities safe. We are committed to doing even more as the partnership grows.”
“With so many missing people of color, and so little media attention given to each individual tragedy, there is a moral imperative for those of us in the media to use all the tools at our disposal to bring about a change,” said Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. “With this partnership, we’re committing to using the power of the HuffPost platform to bring more attention to the countless missing people of color — children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends — who might otherwise be overlooked.”
About Black and Missing Foundation Inc.:
Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) is established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, by a veteran law enforcement official and public relations specialist, whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends; and to provide educational training on personal safety. BAMFI offers a free clearinghouse, which highlights profiles and information on missing persons of color, nationally. Profiles of missing individuals, throughout the nation, as well as news, information, and tips, can be found at BAMFI’s Web site: www.bamfi.org, IG: @blackandmissingfdn, Twitter: @BAM_FI or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bamfiorg.
About the Huffington Post:
The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has 46 million monthly unique visitors (comScore December, 2012) posting more than 8 million comments each month. The site has more than 40,000 bloggers — from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts — who contribute in real-time on the subjects they are most passionate about. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, Quebec, France, Spain, Italy, and Japan. Profiles of missing individuals can be found on the HuffPost Crime site at www.huffingtonpost.com/crime, on Twitter: @HuffPostCrime and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuffPostCrime.