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BAMFI, A Year in Review 2022

A few highlights from our work in 2022.

Providing Hope. Empowering Our Communities to Help Us, Find Us.

As we reflect on this year, we’d like to thank you for your continued support of our mission to help us, find us. We are proud of our accomplishments this year by collectively working with our team, dedicated supporters, and amazing media and law enforcement partners.

Below are a few highlights from our work in 2022 – from testifying at a Congressional hearing to partnering with media platforms and organizations to bring exposure to cases and support of families desperately searching for their missing loved ones.


NAACP Image Award Nomination

“Black and Missing” docuseries nominated for Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture). The NAACP Image Award was one of the first awards for the docuseries.


Access Hollywood Partners with BAMFI to Feature Missing Persons Cases

NBC’s “Access Hollywood” teamed up with BAMFI to call attention to missing persons of color, by featuring monthly on-air segments.


The White House

BAMFI founders were guests at the White House to commemorate the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Hill Testimony: Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on "The Neglected Epidemic of Missing BIPOC women and Girls"

BAMFI’s co-founder, Natalie Wilson, testified before members of the congressional panel on the disproportionate number of Indigenous, Black and other minority women and girls who are being reported missing in the United States.

Spirit Award

“Black and Missing” docuseries, winner of the Film Independent Spirit Award.


"Crimefighter of the Year" Award

BAMFI founders received the inaugural CrimeCon “Crimefighter Award,” presented to an individual or organization that have provided justice for crime victims.



BAMFI "Hope Without Boundaries 5K"

BAMFI held its 5K, which attracted hundreds of participants at the National Harbor in Maryland, to bring attention to missing persons of color and provide support for their loved ones.

Gracie Awards

“Black and Missing” docuseries honored at the 47th Annual Gracie Awards.


BAMFI Recipient of $76,281 Donation from Traffic Sales & Profit

BAMFI received a donation of more than $76,000 from the Traffic Sales and Profit, which supports nonprofits that directly impact the Black community.


BAMFI Partners with REELZ on Series "ON PATROL: LIVE"

BAMFI teamed up with new live police series On Patrol: Live to help solve real ongoing cases of missing people.

NOBLE Convention

BAMFI founders conducted a workshop at the NOBLE’s 46th Annual Training Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla to remind law enforcement of the important role they play in missing persons cases.


BAMFI Case Featured on NBC Podcast, "Missing In America"

NBC “Dateline” featured the case of Keeshae Jacobs, missing from Richmond, Va since Sept 26, 2016, on its podcast, “Missing In America.”

NABJ/NAHJ Convention

BAMFI founders hosted a panel discussion with renowned journalist Sara Sidner of CNN and Tammie Fields of Spectrum at the NABJ/NAHJ conference on fair and equitable media coverage in missing persons cases.

15th Television Academy Honors

BAMFI founders among the recipients of the 15th Television Academy Honors, which recognized exceptional television programs and their producers who have leveraged the immense power of television to fuel social change.


Audiochuck and BAMFI Partner to Support the Next Generation of Leaders

Audiochuck and BAMFI partnered to support the next generation of leaders in the communication and criminal justice fields with a fellowship and scholarship program totaling $50,000.

Cariloop Partners with BAMFI to Provide Support to Families

Cariloop, the Caregiver Support company that pairs caregivers and their families with dedicated Care Coaches, partnered with BAMFI to support to families searching for their missing loved ones.

Spotify Panel Discussion

BAMFI founders served as panelists at the Spotify “Sound Up” live event on content creation.

Stanford d School Partners with BAMFI

Stanford d School partnered with BAMFI in an explorative, team-based class to apply the tools of Needfinding (interviewing, qualitative research, hands-on experimental inquiry and data synthesis in teams) to complex systems change.


Ebony Power 100 Honorees

BAMFI founders recognized as Ebony Magazine’s “Dynamic Duo” for their work in impacting Black communities.

National Center for Victims of Crime Panel Discussion

BAMFI co-founder Natalie Wilson moderated a panel at the NCVC conference in St. Louis on “How to Secure Media Attention for Underrepresented Victims” with leaders in the media/news industry.


Howard University Law School Panel Discussion on Missing Black Women

In collaboration with Color Farm Media, BAMFI founders participated as panelists at the “Finding Tamika: A Conversation on Missing Black Women” at Howard University Law School.

Stanford University ( )

BAMFI founders participated as speakers at Stanford University “(in)VISIBLE Designers” talk series.

Thank you again for your support in 2022 and your continued support in 2023!

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