Derrick Butler has good days and bad days when it comes to the emotional roller coaster of dealing with missing loved ones. Sadness, frustration, anger, he feels them all.
Families with missing loved ones face a lonely and challenging journey. For some, that journey ends quickly with reunification. But for many families, answers come slowly, if they come at all.
A surprisingly high percentage of the missing persons in the U.S. are black people. However, missing blacks don't often garner a great deal of media attention. It's something the black community has noticed, and is trying to change.
After 16 years playing a police lieutenant on "Law & Order," actress S. Epatha Merkerson is turning to some real-life crime stories.