In June 2005, cultural reporter and journalist Kristal Brent Zook published an article in Essence that broke the dam of silence on the media's blatant disregard for the lives of missing persons of color.
Today, on what would be her 29th birthday, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. is remembering the life of Tamika Huston who disappeared in May 2004 from Spartanburg, South Carolina and was ultimately found murdered.
Tamika Huston went missing in the late spring of 2004, disappearing from the Spartanburg, S.C., area. The 24-year-old's remains would be found by police a year later in a wooded area after her boyfriend confessed to her murder.
Derrica Wilson, president and CEO of Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. (BAM FI), today announced the launch of a free, Web-based service whose mission is to maximize exposure of missing persons of color so that they can be reunited with their loved ones.