Derrica Wilson is the CEO of the Black and Missing Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the mission to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety.
Families of missing indigenous people and missing people of color say the Gabby Petito case highlights the lack of media attention paid to their communities.
After finding that nearly 30 percent of missing persons in the United States are people of color, Derrica and Natalie Wilson began working to bring more national attention to their cases.
In 2020, 543,018 individuals were reported missing, nearly 40% people of color. What are their names? We've been here before: 'Missing white woman syndrome.'
The disappearance of Gabby Petito has been widely covered by national media in recent weeks, and efforts to find the missing 22-year-old have spurred protests outside her fiancé Brian Laundrie's Florida home as well as thousands of posts on social media calling for justice.
In the two weeks since Gabby Petito went missing while on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend, her story has gained national attention.
In Missing Persons Cases. 40% of them are people of color, but that's not what we usually see represented in media coverage of the missing.
In 2001, a 10- and 3-year-old went missing in Chicago—a case that's since become complicated by time, trauma, and relations between law enforcement and the Black community.
Birthday presents were waiting for Desheena Kyle on June 25, but her family members say they never got the chance to give them to her.
The note sat on the back of Tracey Bradley's couch when she returned home from work late that morning. Written by her 10-year-old daughter, Tionda, the note said she and Diamond, her 3-year-old sister, had run by the store and to a park on Chicago’s South Side.