Phoenix Coldon, 23, was last seen on Dec. 18, 2011, sitting in the driveway of her family's St. Louis County home. Her mother, one of the last people to see her, thought Coldon had gone to the store.
Lost amid the flurry of attention that focuses on missing white girls and women are the names of black girls who disappear. Veronica Pate's daughter, ShyShy, is one of them.
The foundation founders said blacks make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, but account for 37 percent of the missing in the FBI's database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18.
When Kennedi High, a 16-year-old with autism, didn't come home from school in early March, her family in Baltimore knew something was terribly wrong.
A renewed campaign to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched amid ongoing criticism that less attention is given to their cases by authorities and the media.
After years of complaints in African-American circles about the lack of attention paid to missing black women in this country, a U.S. cable network dedicated to black programming begins a revolutionary series this week.