Push For Federal Law To Allow Families To Instantly Report Missing Adults

By Jeff Mays

Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

NewsOne has partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation to focus on the crisis of missing African-Americans.

To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile missing persons and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing.


Sierra Shields was a 29-year-old adult when she went missing in January. The flight attendant was last seen leaving her supervisor’s office at LaGuardia Airport. It was unlike her to go days without contacting her family or her roommates. And there was no activity on her financial accounts or social media.

But when the Shields family went to police to report her missing, they say they didn’t receive help.

“We thought once we reported her missing something would happen and that was not the case. My other daughter and her friends had gone to a number of precincts and had tried to get the case …read more

Source:: News One

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