(Landover Hills, MD) – Michael Baisden, motivational speaker, best selling author and host of nationally syndicated Michael Baisden Radio Show, today announced that he is partnering with Black and Missing Foundation Inc (BAM FI) in a nationwide effort to help find and bring attention to the thousands of missing children of color.
Profiles of missing African American, Hispanic and Asian children will be announced on air daily as well as appear weekly on Mr. Baisden’s Web site and social media outlets. The profiles will be provided from BAM FI database and will be accompanied by information on the missing children.
Reports show that 2,000 children are reported missing to local law-enforcement daily. Of those children who are abducted, females, aged 11-17, are most likely to be victimized; and minority children equaled 65 percent of the total Non-Family Abductions (42 percent were African American and 23 percent were Hispanic). (Source: Department of Justice)
“It was upsetting to me that whenever I heard about a missing child on the national news shows it was rarely a child of color,” said Michael Baisden. “African American, Latino, and Asian children go missing everyday, but you would never know it with the lack of coverage they get. I decided to use my national radio show as a platform to help find our children and let the parents know they are not alone. We announce missing kids daily so if my efforts can help to find one missing child it will be the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever accomplished in my career.”
“The number of minority children among missing children is astronomical,” said Derrica Wilson, President and CEO of Black and Missing Foundation Inc. “We are so pleased Mr. Baisden has committed to help find missing children of color by posting their photos on his sites and encouraging his over six million listeners across the country to join the search by looking at the faces of missing children from their area.”
“We are confident this new partnership will have a great impact and will help us resolve cases, reunite more missing children with their families, and keep our children safe,” said Natalie Wilson, co-founder of Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. “We are committed to doing even more as the partnership grows.”
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.
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