Black and Missing

This group is for those want to see and bring about change when it comes to persons of color going missing.

Location: Landover Hills, Maryland
Members: 31
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2011

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Missing and Murdered Blacks in this Country

Started by Kevin Wilson Apr 27, 2011.

Volunteer Opportunities 2 Replies

Started by Derrica Wilson. Last reply by Mrs.Free Nov 25, 2008.

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Comment by B. AL SMITH on March 30, 2009 at 9:37am

Comment by Derrica Wilson on December 11, 2008 at 11:04pm
Black and Missing, Inc. Celebrates the Life of Tamika Huston

(Landover Hills, Md) Today, on what would be her 29th birthday, Black and Missing, Inc. is
remembering the life of Tamika Huston who disappeared in May 2004 from Spartanburg, South Carolina and was ultimately found murdered.

Huston’s family tried to get national attention for her disappearance, but received very little
coverage for nearly a year after she went missing. However, the cases of Laci Peterson, Lori
Hacking, Natalee Holloway and other young white women dominated news networks.
“The Huston story has garnered national debates on the disparity in media coverage of missing persons of color,” said Derrica Wilson, president and CEO of Black and Missing, Inc. “The struggles of the Huston family and other grieving families throughout the minority community were instrumental in the creation of BAM.”

“The pain of losing Tamika in such a senseless and brutal way will never subside,” said Huston’s aunt, Rebkah Howard. “However, our family is all too familiar with the sheer number of missing person’s cases in this country which will never be solved and the thousands of families who will never receive justice for their loved ones. In a sad way, we consider ourselves among the fortunate ones and we certainly believe Tamika would want us to use our collective grief and experiences to help others.”

With close to 40 percent of all missing persons reported being persons of color, BAM, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded with a mission is to:

• Increase the awareness and exposure of missing persons of color;
• Assist in finding missing minorities – adults and children; and
• To educate the minority community on personal safety.

Christopher Hampton, Huston’s ex-boyfriend, confessed to Huston's murder and was sentenced to life in prison on April 4, 2006.

For additional information on BAM and its free services, please visit, or call (571) 245-4855.
Comment by Lady J on December 3, 2008 at 2:34pm
MyHotComments Hoping you have a great week !
Comment by Lady J on December 3, 2008 at 2:24pm
This is a Much needed Group !I will help spread the word !
Comment by Derrica Wilson on December 2, 2008 at 12:03am
Thank you Sarah for you kind words!! I hope people to be able to see that this is a issue that has been continually "swept under the rug!" Since lauching Black and Missing (BAM) in May 2008, we have assisted in reuniting 10 families; and bringing closure to 2 families. I also encourage everyone to signup for our FREE monthly newsletter. Our newsletters are emailed the 2nd Tuesday of every month. To signup for a newsletter go to:
Comment by rosetta /papersack brown on November 20, 2008 at 9:17pm
Comment by MRS. OFFICER on November 20, 2008 at 5:13am
This group is very needed, thanks we all can make a difference
Comment by Derrica Wilson on November 19, 2008 at 10:18am
I would like to take this time and thank you all for joining Black and Missing.
Comment by Infinite Diversity Music on November 19, 2008 at 4:52am
Hello Derrica,

Thank you for the invite, what can I do to make a difference.

Ecire of IDM
Comment by Choc-O-Lick on November 19, 2008 at 1:47am
This is one subject that deeply touches my heart. I'm with you my sista.

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