Thousands of people are reported missing every year in the United States. According to Census.gov, nearly 40% of those who are missing are people of color. Leaders with the Black and Missing Foundation said there are racial disparities between white and minority victims.
Tens of thousands of people of color go missing every year in the United States, often without any coverage of their disappearance in newspapers, magazines or on TV. ABC Action News in-depth reporter Anthony Hill is uncovering the reasons behind this disparity and how we in the media can do better.
Four-part documentary series BLACK AND MISSING, by multiple Emmy® winner Geeta Gandbhir and award-winning documentarian, journalist, author and activist Soledad O’Brien, follows sisters-in-law and Black and Missing Foundation founders Derrica and Natalie Wilson as they fight an uphill battle to bring awareness to the Black missing persons cases that are marginalized by law enforcement and national media.
The mother of Jelani Day buried her son this week, but she won't be able to rest until the Illinois graduate student's death is no longer a mystery.
With more than 543,000 missing person cases in the United States, African American families are finding that they are not receiving the same amount of media coverage and resources as their white counterparts.
'Sunday Night in America' host sounds off on the public awareness disparity among missing Americans.
Missing persons cases heavily rely on timeliness. As the clock ticks down, the memories of witnesses and families fade, making officials doubt the case’s accuracy.
If you haven’t heard the latest news about the search for Gabby Petito, and the boyfriend with whom she was last seen, that information is not hard to come by.
As Donald Sampson's disappearance remains a mystery, his family continues to ask anyone with information to come forward, even after 11 years.
Donald Sampson was the kind of guy who you could ask for a favor. He would start each morning at his home in Randolph getting his child ready for school.