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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National News Correspondent 

After 13 Years, Black and Missing Foundation Still Searching for Thousands of Missing People of Color


September 30, 2021

Allison Keyes / WAMU

Natalie and Derrica Wilson/Derrica Wilson (left) founded the Black & Missing Foundation to raise awareness about people of color who have disappeared.

It's been 13 years since Natalie Wilson and her sister-in-law Derrica Wilson founded the Black and Missing Foundation to help bring attention and closure to the ever-growing number of cases in minority communities.

The estimated number of missing persons is simultaneously incomplete and cringeworthy. One count suggests that of the more than 600,000 individuals currently reported missing, more than 200,000 are individuals of color. Still, the Wilsons forge ahead.


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