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What Should You Do If Your Loved One Goes Missing?

“Children are detained and subject to further abuse,” Sherri Jefferson of the African American Juvenile Justice Project (AAJJP) told NNPA Newswire this week. In many cases, when a child goes missing, parents are told to delay reporting for 24 hours. Jefferson called such a delay a denial of justice that [could] lead to the death of those missing. “Police misinform or misuse information provided by the families to include an emphasis on depression, behavior or conduct disorders, and isolation,” Jefferson demanded. “These factors lessen the chance of defining the person as missing.” Ultimately, the missing person is viewed through the lens of voluntarily being absent or willfully not wanting to be located, Jefferson added. AAJJP officials also expressed concern about trafficking.

California Foundations Drop $100 Million in “Black Freedom Fund”

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Last week, philanthropic organizations and other funders joined hands to launch the California Black Freedom Fund (CBFF), a...

California Surgeon Gen. Embraces Idea of NBA Partnership for Vaccination Outreach

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media When Dr. Nadine Burke Harris heard last week that the National Basketball Association (NBA) was discussing educating the...

Black Clergy Leader, Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, Delivers Historic Inaugural Benediction

“We need a president who is after the heart of God,” Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware, told NBC News. “In these terrible times, if anybody can bring healing and reconciliation to a divided country, if we give him room to work, Joe Biden can be that person,” Rev. Beaman continued.

In First Act of New Congress, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Reparations Bill

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent With the start of the 117th Congress this week, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), a senior...